RPG giant Square Enix announced recently that it has revised its earnings forecast for the financial year ending March 2004. Delighting the board of directors and its difficult-to-please shareholders, the company said it expected to reel in 18 billion Yen this year, a 4 billion Yen improvement on previous forecasts. That's more than £92 million to you and me.
Dragon Quest V and Final Fantasy X-2 are certainly responsible for part of this gladdening news, but it's the online game of Final Fantasy XI that's turning heads at the moment, with Square Enix also announcing it has now surpassed its target to get 500,000 users into the world of Vana 'diel.
With Dragon Quest VIII and Final Fantasy XII to follow in the current financial year, we're sure Square Enix will go on to see another financial year to be proud of.