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Konami revenue just passes 1bn for H1


Supplier Konami has announced revenue growth of 6% year-on-year to ¥122bn ($1.07bn) for the six months ended 30 September 2018.

Profitability also saw an increase; a rise of 0.3% took it to ¥25m.

Digital Entertainment took the highest share of revenue for the Japanese company with ¥67m recorded for the period, an increase of 16%.

Amusement revenue saw a drop of 10% to ¥11m while Gaming and Systems was just ahead, pulling in ¥13m with a growth of 1%.

Konami now forecasts revenue of ¥250bn for the year ending 31 March 2019, a 4% increase.  

The company went through changes in senior management this year, with Shanna Grimes moving to Vice President of Human Resources, Gary Snobel to Vice President for Corporate Planning and IT, and William Wadleigh to Senior Director for Game Development.

This followed Casey Whelan being appointed to the role of Vice President of North American game sales, and Jay Bertsch has been recruited as VP of Global Systems Sales.