Looks like Square Enix has benefited from a combination of East and West, with Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution leading the charge on their respective fronts. Thanks largely to those releases, as well as expansion in web and smartphone games, Square Enix found themselves netting a profit of ¥6.06 billion (about $75 million) over the past fiscal year.
Square Enix president Yoichi Wada released a statement along with the financial report:
"In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, we continued our efforts aimed at increasing profitability, including establishing best practices for the content in said growth areas, improving quality of our major online game, and strengthening our global structure."
This is nice for Square Enix, especially following a loss of ¥12.04 billion (about $150 million) in 2011. Hard numbers are all well and good, but the real thing to take away from this is that Square Enix is in a better place right now, and Final Fantasy XIII-2 appears to have been quite the success. Hopefully the split focus between Eastern and Western releases and increased online efforts continue to treat them and the fanbase well.