Wizards of the Coast had a blow-out Q2, with a record sales quarter and operating profit over half of every dollar sold, Hasbro revealed in its quarterly earnings report.  WotC sales were led by tabletop gaming, which was up 15% over Q2 2021, led by Magic: The Gathering, which was up 11% across platforms.  For the first time, every major Magic: The Gathering set this year has garnered over $100 million in sales to Hasbro, the company said in its earnings release.

Magic: The Gathering sales are now up 10% year to date, and make up 70-80% of Wizards of the Coast sales, according to CEO Chris Cocks in the company earnings call.

Operating profit for the Wizards of the Coast and Digital Gaming segment was an eye-popping 53.7% of sales, vs. a very healthy 47% in the year-ago quarter and 40% last quarter.  That brings operating profit to $225.6 million, up from $192.6 million in Q2 2021.

Sales for the Wizards of the Coast and Digital Gaming segment were up 3% to $419.8 million, pulled down by a 36% decline in digital and licensed gaming due to tough comparisons to the year ago period and release timing, according to WotC.

Hasbro Gaming brands, which include all tabletop games except Magic: The Gathering and Monopoly, was down 14%, pulled down by tough comps against the release of Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance in the year ago quarter.  Hasbro’s total gaming sales, which include franchise brands Monopoly and Magic in addition to the Hasbro Gaming brands, was up 2% vs. Q2 2021 to %528.3 million.

Total Hasbro sales were up 1% to $1.3 billion for Q2 2022, with net earnings of $142.0 million.