The Walt Disney Company saw the largest earnings in the company's history for the quarter ending June 30, which is all sunshine and lollipops until you get down to the interactive (games) division. A year after gutting
nearly all its core projects – and shuttering all core studios
except Epic Mickey studio Junction Point (under the protection of Warren Spector
) – the interactive division is the only part of the conglomerate operating at a loss.
Sales during the quarter were down 22 percent from the same period last year to $196 million, with an operating loss of $42 million, which is better than the $86 million loss last year. The improvement is thanks to social games. The company is still in an "ongoing shift from console games to social and other interactive platforms."
There is one exception to that: Junction Point's Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
, which will be available this November
. Hopefully, sales of the sequel will let the House of Mouse continue to show leniency toward Junction Point.