Metal Gear And Pro Evolution Soccer Power Konami's SalesS

Even as the global economy craters, Konami is recording strong revenues during the nine month period ending December 31, 2008.

Thank soccer title Pro Evolution Soccer 2009, stealth game Metal Gear Solid 4 and Metal Gear Online for that!

Both revenues and income were up for Konami, who reports:

We hereby announce that our consolidated net revenues and consolidated operating income for the nine months ended December 31, 2008 were ¥234,011 million (105.1 percent of the same period in the previous year) and ¥34,712 million (125.7 percent of the same period of the previous year), respectively, and we marked increases both in revenues and income.

Income before income taxes and net income were ¥31,703 million (115.7 percent of the same period of the previous year) and ¥17,826 million (117.3 percent of the same period of the previous year), respectively.

This year has been a big year for Konami — especially as other companies have struggled in this economic climate. Though, we do wonder how the company will fare in 2009.