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Warhammer helps THQ beats expectations in Q2

Strong sales of futuristic sci-fi hack ‘n’ slash outing Warhammer 40, 000: Space Marine helped THQ to post a stronger than expected Q2.

Revenue reached $146m for the quarter ending September 30th. That’s not only an 89 per cent jump year-on-year – it’s also way ahead of analyst predictions.

Losses, however, widened from $47m to $92.4m.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine shipped an impressive 1.2m units in the period. That wasn’t the only success – digital revenues for the last six months are up 68 per cent year-on-year.

And the publisher thinks the best us yet to come with the current quarter preparing to welcome Saints Row: The Third and a fresh batch of uDraw releases.

"We are encouraged that our second quarter performance exceeded our expectations, particularly in a quarter with a light release schedule," president and CEO Brian Farrell explained.

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