GI.biz reports that Eidos has posted financial results
for the six-month period ending December 2008, and things are looking up for the publisher. Revenues for the period were up a full 26% at £80.3 million, up from £63.4 million during the same period in 2007. The cut to the publisher's losses was even more dramatic, down to just £1 million compared to £81.4 million in 2007. Eidos also managed to lower its debt from £5.7 million to £3.2 million.
The uptick in revenues is largely the doing of Lady Croft and her recent Underworld
adventures, which sold 2.6 million copies (with 1.5 million sold through to consumers). Eidos noted that Tomb Raider: Underworld
has outsold both Legend
, though the company reiterated that sales were still lower than expected
This has got to be good news to Square Enix
, which recently crammed more Eidos stock
into its portfolio and is gunning to acquire the publisher. It has to be even better
news for the growing number of stockholders
that support the acquisition.