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SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. Announces Financial Results For The Nine-Month Period Ended December 31, 2013

February 5, 2014

TOKYO, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (the “Company”) today announced consolidated results for the nine-month period ended December 31, 2013. The Company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, First Section with the stock code “9684″ and prepares its financial statements according to Japan GAAP.

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     Key              (millions of yen, except
     Figures   percentages and per share data)

     9                                          9 mos. ended
     months                                            12/12
     actual                 9 mos. ended 12/13                YoY change
    -------                 ------------------ -------------  ----------

     Net
     sales                             102,473       102,794                      -0.3%

     Operating
     income
     (loss)                              7,815        (4,853)                        -

     Ordinary
     income
     (loss)                              9,991        (4,201)                        -

     Net
     income
     (loss)                              5,179        (5,745)                        -

     EPS,
     basic                           44.96 yen   (49.93) yen                         -

                                                 Actual

                      Forecast

     Full
     year                                                            YoY change

                                FY ending 3/14 FY ended 3/13
    ---                         -------------- -------------

     Net
     sales                     140,000~150,000       147,981                -5.4~+1.4%

     Operating
     income
     (loss)                        5,000~9,000        (6,081)                        -

     Ordinary
     income
     (loss)                        5,000~9,000        (4,378)                        -

     Net
     income
     (loss)                        3,500~6,000       (13,714)                        -

     EPS,
     basic                     30.42~52.14 yen  (119.19) yen                         -
     -----                     ---------------  ------------                       ---
    For additional information, please refer to the full-length
     Consolidated Financial Results document at: www.hd.square-
     enix.com/eng/14q3earnings.pdf, or the Company's IR website:

http://www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/ir/

During the nine-month period ended December 31, 2013, the distribution sales of console game titles in North America were strong. In addition, Software sales and operation of “FINAL FANTASY XIV: A REALM REBORN,” a massively multiplayer online role playing game released in August 2013, have been making favorable progress. Content for platforms such as smart devices and PC browser has continued to build upon its already solid growth. Among others, “SENGOKU IXA,” a browser game, has been showing steady performance, and “Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur,” a mobile social game, has become an instant hit in Taiwan and mainland China, following Korea, while its platform has expanded to include PlayStation Vita.

In the Amusement business, sales of “LORD of VERMILION III” and “GROOVE COASTER Arcade Edition” were strong, and the operation of the amusement facilities has been showing steady performance through efficient store management efforts.

Forecasts for the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2014 are unchanged from those previously issued on May 13, 2013.

About Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a holding company leading the Square Enix Group with a diverse range of content and service businesses. The Square Enix Group publishes, distributes and licenses entertainment content around the world under its internationally renowned brands including SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO®. The Square Enix Group includes a global network of leading development studios located in North America, Europe and Japan. The Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 62 million units worldwide, and TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide, and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®.

More information on Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. can be found at: http://www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/index.html

Disclaimer
The forward-looking statements in this document are based upon the information currently available, and necessarily include elements that are not entirely predictable. Actual results may differ from the forward-looking statements in this document.

DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, FINAL FANTASY, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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