Square Enix Seems Optimistic About This Year

With the announcement of its 2009 fiscal financials, Square Enix stock prices jumped to the highest they have been since 2003. Thank you Eidos acquisition.

Eidos titles like Batman and Kane and Lynch 2 are expected to be million sellers. Overseas sales are expected increase significantly as well. Taito, another Square Enix possession, will see the opening of 10 to 20 new arcades — suggesting that the game center business is not as bad as previously thought.

Square Enix also assured folks that Dragon Quest IX is on track for July. After that game is released, the emphasis, the company pointed out, would be getting Final Fantasy XIII out the door. The game has been dated as Winter 2009.