Despite an expected lower net sales due to the delay of “FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE”, Square Enix in its latest circular release, announced that it will be revising its year-end dividend from the previous forecast of ￥33.00 to ￥44.00 as it expects higher operating income, ordinary income and profit from sales of expansion packs and subscriber growth of “FINAL FANTASY XIV” as well as a strong performance from its mobile rpg game, “DRAGON QUEST WALK”. It also projected sales growth from its Manga application app, “MANGA UP!” and other e-books in the Publication segment.
Final Fantasy VII Remake was initially slated to release on the 20th of March this year, but it was pushed back to April the 10th as Square Enix aimed to polish the game further to a desirable state before its release. As a result, Square Enix Holding at the time forecast a dip in its net sales for the fiscal year ending March 31st. Square Enix Holding is listed under the Tokyo Stock Exchange, ticker symbol 96840.