Pearl Abyss – Financial details of Black Desert developer revealed

Pearl Abyss, developer of Black Desert, is now stock-listed in Korea, hence certain financial details were revealed. According to audit, from July 2016 to June 2017, Pearl Abyss recorded total sales of USD 82.3 million, of this which USD 53 million is operating profit. Drilling further down, the net profit during this period was USD 45 million. Please note that all figures are rounded up from Korean Won.

For the period from January to June 2017, Pearl Abyss saw sales of USD 57.5 million, operating profit of USD 38.2 million, and net income of USD 31 million. By region, Taiwan contributed the most sales at USD 27.7 million, aided by Pearl Abyss directly servicing Black Desert. North America and Europe did USD 26 million in sales, with the rest split between Korea, Japan, and Russia.

It is important to note that Black Desert has yet to launch in the massive market of China under publisher Snail Games. Black Desert also just launched in South America this July, with servers for Southeast Asia, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) preparing for launch as well. The consoles and mobile version of Black Desert are set for 2018, with 4 other unnamed games in development as well.


  1. they scam steam big time…. refund was approved but than rejected as soon as they knew they could exploit the steam policy, we already had an agreement to refund but steams policy is 2+ hrs in game and they wont do a refund, fact is they were processing a refund until they knew this than used the policy to refuse refund.
    im guessing them eyes didn’t see the part where a player and game can come to a solution before a refund needs to be requested in steam, we had a solution they breached the deal and abused steams policy’s for financial gain……. fuck them off they are cancer, nice work trying to scam a locator for debt collectors tho just shows how stupid you really are.


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