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Capcom net income up 20% in Q2, Lost Planet 3 sales below projection


Capcom's net income in Q2 2013 was up 20 percent year-over-year, to 4,950 million yen ($50.4 million). Its overall net sales, operating income and ordinary income also saw increases, while net sales from its digital games business was up 7.2 percent from the previous year, to 37,510 million yen ($382 million). Operating income from its digital business was down 6.9 percent, 5,380 million yen ($54.8 million).

Capcom noted sluggish growth in the home gaming market overall, attributed to anticipation for the coming console generation.

Sales of Lost Planet 3 were below Capcom's expectations, "due in part to intensifying competition in the European and US markets," its statement reads. Monster Hunter 4 and Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen sold well, while Resident Evil: Revelations and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies "also basically achieved projected sales," Capcom says.

Capcom's mobile games didn't achieve the sales it anticipated, attributed to a "lack of major titles and the fierce competitive environment." One potential bright spot Capcom called out is its coming selection of online games – all 14 of them.

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