FIELDS CORPORATION held a financial presentation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015 in OTEMACHI 1st SQUARE CONFERENCE (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) on May 1, 2015 (Friday) at 11:30 am.
This page provides an overview of the main question & answer session (summary) at the financial presentation.
(May 1, 2015)
Including pachislot titles whose release was delayed due to changes in the model certification test method, we expect to release more than twice as many pachislot titles and about twice as many pachinko titles. We expect that the total number of machines to be sold will be about the same as in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, taking into account the market environment around the time the standard will be changed.
The percentage of releases would be higher after the deadline for installation than before the deadline.
A2. Judging from previous trends, we do anticipate a last-minute rush to sell around one month to six weeks before the installation deadline. At the same time, we have adjusted our sales schedule strategically when the standard is changed.
A3. We expect all 6 titles to be Fields’ titles. We aim to build a revenue base from IP while partnering on platforms.
In IP development, we will concentrate on IP for which sales can be expanded in several media and that drive major markets.
We explained that the retail price for NINJA SLAYER would be more than 1.5 billion yen, and our benchmark is IP targeting retail prices of 1 billion yen and over and license fees over 100 million yen.
A5. In addition to niconico, this episode was shown on 10 sites, putting the cumulative number of views even higher. Growth is unlikely to double in just one media format, but development in several media formats has a multiplier effect, and the opportunities to generate revenue increase. In addition, we had planned for overseas expansion from the start, and have decided to distribute it worldwide, including North America, South America, Europe and Asia. We have high hopes for expanded merchandising going forward.
A6. At this point, the figures are primarily for Southeast Asia. We have received several offers from English-speaking countries, but we want to take a leadership role with the original works and plans in order to create added value for our IP. For this reason, we will hold off on expanding to North America for a few years.