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Re:Zero & SAO Stand Out As Kadokawa Reports Record Sales For Fiscal Year 2022


Re:Zero & SAO Stand Out As Kadokawa Stories Document Gross sales For Fiscal 12 months 2022

Kadokawa Company revealed its consolidated monetary report for the fiscal 12 months which ended on March 2022, revealing that Re:Zero and Sword Artwork On-line carried out nicely of their respective classes.

The report that was revealed on Might 12, 2022, famous that Kadokawa had hit file web gross sales of 221.2 billion yen, which is up 5.4 p.c from the earlier 12 months’s numbers. The working revenue additionally rose by a file excessive of 46.9 p.c, reaching 14 billion yen this 12 months.

Sword Artwork On-line franchise got here on high within the publishing section of Kadokawa, adopted by Kadokawa Manga Gakushu Sequence and Re:Zero in second and third positions. SAO was additionally the most effective title by way of gross sales numbers within the earlier quarterly reviews revealed by Kadokawa.

In the meantime, Re:Zero is the most effective title within the video enterprise section of Kadokawa, adopted by KonoSuba at second place and Overlord coming in at quantity three. Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka? had are available at quantity two within the earlier quarterly reviews. It nonetheless slipped to quantity 5, permitting Overlord and KonoSuba to overhaul it.

The publishing section recorded web gross sales of 132.9 billion yen, seeing a 2.55 p.c enhance from the gross sales recorded in earlier 12 months. The section additionally reported an working revenue of 17.3 billion yen.

This section alone contributed to over 60 p.c of the group’s total web gross sales. Forecasts predict that the publishing section will proceed to develop in 2023 as nicely.

Kadokawa’s publishing enterprise was boosted by YEN PRESS, LLC, a strategic subsidiary in North America, and in addition because of the progress of e-book market. The corporate owned on-line retailer BOOK WALKER GLOBAL retailer noticed a rise in variety of customers, leading to a gross sales increase domestically and abroad.

Kadokawa’s video and online game sections additionally continued to develop and recorded earnings in fiscal 12 months 2022. The video enterprise section recorded web gross sales of 33.1 billion yen and working revenue of 1.3 billion yen. The online game part in the meantime recorded web gross sales of 19.4 billion yen and working revenue of 5.2 billion yen.

The gross sales of Elden Ring, which launched on Feb 25, 2022, contributed considerably to the expansion of Kadokawa’s online game section this 12 months. The sport has been a record-breaking hit as its cumulative shipments exceeded 13.4 million copies from its launch date to the top of March.

Kadokawa has reportedly set a medium-term plan to realize web gross sales of 250 billion yen within the subsequent 12 months with working revenue of 25 billion yen.

Supply: PR Instances, Erzat