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.