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Konami's social games made the first half of 2012 profitable, consumer sales down

Konami doubled its year-on-year profits in the first half of the 2012 fiscal period, with social games generating $216 million -- just $2 million less than its consumer games produced in the same time.

Konami's consumer-game market, which generated $218 million, fell 26 percent, while social and mobile revenue rose 230 percent. Sales of Metal Gear games dropped from 1.47 million in last year's first half, to just 340,000 this period. Overall, unit sales of Konami games dropped from 10.05 million to 7.36 million, or 34 percent. Social-game sales saved Konami's first half, recording 11 million total registered users for these titles, compared to 3 million in December 2010.
Source: Gamespot

Jess is a professional nerd, specializing in gaming, comics, journalism, rum and writing. Native to Arizona, she has had plenty of time to sit indoors, out of the extreme desert heat, and play a variety of tan-obliterating games – and then write bitter, pale reviews on them. Jess has written for online gaming outlets since 2008 and graduated from ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in 2011 with a degree in journalism, specializing in digital media.