informa
1 MIN READ
News

NCSoft Releases Q3 Results, Increased Profits

Korean-headquartered PC MMO developer and publisher NCSoft, which publishes titles such as City Of Heroes/Villains and Guild Wars in North America, has rele...
Korean-headquartered PC MMO developer and publisher NCSoft, which publishes titles such as City Of Heroes/Villains and Guild Wars in North America, has released its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2005, a three-month period ending September 30st, 2005. The net revenue for the quarter was 87.8 billion Korean won ($84.1 million USD), while the net profit was 20.4 billion won ($19.5 million USD). Compared to last quarter, Q2 2005, net revenue has gone down 10%, while operating profit went up 57%. The successful quarter was mainly due to increases in the American and European markets, as opposed to the home Korean market, where the company's presence remained essentially unchanged - though Asia still gives NCSoft by far its largest percentage of revenue. American revenue climbed 33% to 19.2 billion won ($18.2 million USD), while European revenue rose to 6.4 billion won ($6.09 million USD). The MMORPG-centric company also revealed a breakdown of revenues by specific title. In the lead is Lineage II, one of the most popular online games in Korea and Japan, with 36% of revenue; it's followed closely by the original Lineage, which generates 35%. After that is Guild Wars, with 21% of revenue, followed by a surprisingly distant City of Heroes, which accounts for a mere 8%. Its standing may change in Q4, however, given that the City of Villains expansion has just been released.

Latest Jobs

Xbox Game Studios

Redmond, Washington
10.5.22
Technical Lighting Artist

Innogames

Hamburg, Germany
10.5.22
Game Designer - Elvenar

Bandai Namco Mobile

Barcelona, Spain
10.5.22
Principal 3D Animator

Cryptic Studios

Los Gatos, California
10.5.22
Staff Core Software Engineer
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Explore the
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Job Board

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Explore the

Game Developer Job Board

Browse open positions across the game industry or recruit new talent for your studio

Browse
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more