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Capcom net income slides 10%, Monster Hunter 4 sells 4 million


Capcom reported a net income of 5,957 million yen ($58.3 million) for the first nine months of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014. This marks a 10.3 percent decrease year-over-year when compared with the net income of 6,645 million yen ($65 million) reported for the first nine months of the last fiscal year. Overall net sales were up year-over-year by 3.5 percent to 75,221 million yen ($736.4 million) while operating income and ordinary income saw year-over-year decreases of 13.4 percent and 8 percent, respectively.

Capcom said the Japanese home video game market was in a "transition period" as the nine-month period drew to a close, thanks especially to comparatively late arrivals of next-generation consoles in the region; both the PS4 and Xbox One have yet to launch in Japan. The publisher did credit its successes to the launch of Monster Hunter 4, which topped 4 million in sales, bringing the series total to 28 million units. Additionally, Xbox One launch game Dead Rising 3 topped one million copies shipped. Capcom's digital business (both DLC and full game downloads) amounted to 56,067 million yen ($548.9 million) in net sales.
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