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Re: UC elitist fans...

Post by MythSearcher » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:54 am

Mafty wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:01 am
The rest of the Federation opens an R&D division on a neutral colony, and leaves them to fend for themselves when a battle erupts, only caring for the Alex.
The Grey Phantom is there, so the rest of EFSF didn't really leave the colony to fend for themselves, only that particular officer telling them to do so to gain some experience in combat is responsible for the slower response, but at the same time, he didn't really have that much resources to play with, so...

Also, you can see that EFSF did have some GM Commands, the newest high end model, protecting the place even before the NT-1 got there to fight off Zeon's assaults(which got Bernie there in the first place, those assaults are Zeon's evilness in display as well. They are sending cadets freshly out of training to neutral colonies for their first mission to gain some experience, without caring for the for the casualties to those colonies and the neutrality of them)
The outside of the colony was also protected by some GM Command Space, so we can see that EFSF actually puts some efforts in protecting the place.

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Re: UC elitist fans...

Post by Cybaster » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:01 pm

Kuruni wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:25 am
Thankfully, the combo of Inafune shot himself in a foot with Mighty No.9 and Capcom released Rockman 11 seem to get people over it by now.
Now if only the same would happen with Konami (fat chance, with how successful Bloodstained was and conversely how awful Konami's attempts at Castlevania mobile games of late inevitably are)... :evil:

Best they can hope for at this point is to go bankrupt and allow Kojima/Iga to then pick up all their IPs and pull an SNK Playmore on them, I suppose.
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Re: UC elitist fans...

Post by Kuruni » Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:38 am

Cybaster wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:01 pm
Now if only the same would happen with Konami (fat chance, with how successful Bloodstained was and conversely how awful Konami's attempts at Castlevania mobile games of late inevitably are)... :evil:
Consider that Keiichiro Toyama (of Silent Hill) also left Konami, and the Metal Gear Survive has easter egg being tribute to Kojima (and mock the current project's director), I think it's better this way.
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Re: UC elitist fans...

Post by SonicSP » Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:14 pm

Cybaster wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:01 pm
Best they can hope for at this point is to go bankrupt and allow Kojima/Iga to then pick up all their IPs and pull an SNK Playmore on them, I suppose.
https://www.konami.com/ir/en/financialinfo/sales.html
https://www.konami.com/ir/en/ir-data/meeting.html

Konami going bankrupt anytime soon is unlikely. They are making more profit now than than they did when they developed non-PES AAA games. That is pretty much why they did it, being a publically listed for profit company with shareholders to satisfy and all. 

Their Net Income during FY2016 was ¥10.5 billion, by FY2019 that has more than tripled to ¥34.2 billion. Their FY2020 (year ends on March 31st 2020) took a hit due to capital expenditures for the future and some pandemic stuff but still made a net income of ¥19.9 billion, higher than in FY2016. Their cashflow took a big hit in FY2020 for the same forementioned reasons but they recovered most of that in the three quarters of FY2021 so far.

Their three FY2021 quarterly reports (which covers April through Dec. 2020) showed that things are rebounding as the pandemic recovery continues. While Sports, Amusement (arcade/pachinko) Gaming (western casino machines) are still lagging they are recovering to mostly normal while Digital Entertainment (video games) is not only picking up the slack of those sectors but is booming.

Their stock price is also very near historical highs after bottoming badly in 2020 for said pandemic reasons, showing investor confidence in the company.

I may not like Konami output of AAA games anymore as a gamer but it is a very well run business. They are also nowhere as reliant on pachinko as some video gaming circles suggests either (tying back to the elite fandom topic I suppose) given that most of their revenue/profit comes from Digital Entertainment section of their annual report, aka video games.

In terms of seeing Konami IP returning as AAA games, the more likely scenario is for them licensing it out as opposed to them going bankrupt. Let others take the risk of long and expensive development costs instead.

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Re: UC elitist fans...

Post by MythSearcher » Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:55 am

SonicSP wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:14 pm
Their FY2020 (year ends on March 31st 2020)
I always thought FY2020 is the one starting in 2020/04/01 and FY2019 ends on 2020/03/31.

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Re: UC elitist fans...

Post by SonicSP » Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:24 am

Yes, it is confusing and I thought that too when I initially wrote the draft. But it is true that for Konami their FY2020 begins on April 1st 2019 and ends on March 31st 2020 (and same goes for previous years). This Konami Group Report PDF shows in a clear way on the title:

https://www.konami.com/ir/en/ir-data/gr ... df/all.pdf

So only one quarter that actually covers the actual "named" year so to speak.

At the moment, they are on FY2021 with 3 quarterly report out covering from April 1st 2020 to December 31st 2020. The final quarter and full FY2021 will end in a few weeks time on March 31st 2021.

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