Capcom sales rise to ¥40m

Capcom has announced its financial results for the first six months of the current financial year.

Net sales for the six months ending September 30th, 2010, came in at 40,706 million – an increase of 4.7 per cent when compared to the same period last year.

This was primarily drive by the strong performance of Dead Rising 2 and Super Street Fighter IV. The firm also announced that the Dead Rising series has now shipped more than 4 million units globally, with this year’s sequel accounting for 2 million.

However, net profit declined by 39.9 per cent to 1,784 million, while operating income fell by 29.3 per cent to 3,942 million. Capcom attributed this to game delays and poor sales from one of its key titles for the year.

In a statement, the firm said: Operating income remained stagnant due in part to the delay in the release of major title Dead Rising 2, in addition to the sharp appreciation of the yen and the substantial underperformance of Lost Planet 2 relative to projections.”

For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011, Capcom expects net sales of 91,000 million, and operating income of 13,000 million.

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