Focus Home Interactive, a leading French publisher of video games, announced its unaudited revenue for the part of its fiscal year from April 1st to September 30th, 2019.
For the first six months of its 2019/20 fiscal year, Focus Home Interactive posted revenues of €79.8 million, an increase of 80% in comparison with the same period of last year. Digital sales accounted for 84% of total sales in the first half compared to 65% during the first half of last year.
The strong performance in the first half of the year was driven by the digital distribution on consoles of World War Z and the successful launches of A Plague Tale: Innocence and GreedFall. In addition, the first semester benefited from the solid performance of the back-catalogue, driven by well-known titles like Farming Simulator, Vampyr, and The Surge, confirming Focus Home Interactive’s ability to build its success over time.
The second quarter of the 2019/20 fiscal year saw Focus Home Interactive’s revenue reported at €37.2 million, an increase of 135% in comparison with the same period last year. This very high performance was driven by GreedFall, which beat all expectations. The last week of the quarter was marked by the launch of The Surge 2, of which the sales will be boosted by the launch of additional content in the coming months. In terms or revenue split, digital and international sales represented most of the Group sales, in the same proportion, as for the same period in the 2018/19 financial year.
“After the successful launch of World War Z and A Plague Tale in the first quarter, the Group’s positive momentum continued in the second quarter, mainly driven by the successful release of GreedFall,” declared Jurgen Goeldner, Chairman of the Management Board at Focus Home Interactive. “This record performance demonstrates both our ability to leverage the know-how and talent of our teams with that of our partner studios and to maximize the monetization of opportunities. We will continue to work hard with the commitment of pursuing our growth journey.”
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