NCsoft's Q2 2016 financials: WildStar up, Guild Wars 2 down
NCsoft's second quarter financials are in, and it's pretty good news for MMORPGs on the whole. Operating profit and net income are up quarter-over-quarter and year-over year, while sales were flat since Q1. As usual, the Lineage IP is responsible for. Blade & Soul is also still performing well, with only a small drop-off since its launch in the west earlier this year.
WildStar saw a nice boost as well, almost doubling its sales performance since last quarter, though not quite matching the quarter following its free-to-play conversion.
Guild Wars 2's sales sunk to their lowest in the last year, no doubt a result of the long content gap since Heart of Thorns. (The summer seasonal content isn't reflected in this report. Look for a bump next quarter.) Aion's sales saw a downturn as well, though NCsoft says "all key IPs have posted stable sales, due to continuous content updates and marketing events."