With all of the negative press that Konami tends to get in the gaming sphere, it's easy to overlook the fact that it's actually doing well for itself these days. Okay, so maybe eFootball was a bit of a disaster, but have you seen this latest company-wide financial report? Konami just had its most profitable year ever, which is mental when you stop to think about it.
The firm's operating income increased a whopping 104 percent from fiscal year 2021 to fiscal year 2022, and it was Konami's gaming division that made up the biggest difference. Free-to-play card-battler Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is highlighted as a particularly heavy hitter, while the trading card game that it's actually based on also performed well.
Meanwhile, the publisher found huge success with Nintendo Switch title Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!, which sold over 3.5 million copies in Japan. Again, Konami is much more than just a video game company, but this is still an impressive period for that part of the company.