Habbo profitable on $38m of revenue in 2008 H1? September 25, 2008Posted by jeremyliew in games, games 2.0, gaming, habbo, virtual worlds.
The Helsinki based virtual goods operator Sulake saw a profitable first half in 2008. According to Kauppalehti, net profits were around 400 000 euros. The revenues rose approximately 20% to 25,6 million euros for the first 6 months of 2008. Majority of the sales came from sale of virtual goods in Habbo Hotels world wide. According to the company, the annual growth for 2008 will be around 30%.
Jussi Laakkonen also notes from the same source:
Sulake’s 22 M€ [of investment from 3i] is [quoted] from Kauppalehti, the leading Finnish business magazine, which calculated the total losses incurred by Sulake from its founding in year 2000 to end of year 2007 using public records. VC money raised is more than this.
Update: Virtual World News pulls in conflicting revenue reports over time for Habbo.