Lost Planet 2 underperformed substantially
While SEGA is busy scratching its head over the surprisingly good sales of Alpha Protocol it seems Capcom has been busy throwing chairs across the room at some disappointing Lost Planet 2 sales. In what can only be called a miserable financial report Capcom revealed that the game, and burgeoning staple franchise, "underperformed its projection substantially," shipping only 1.5 million units globally. A large sum for most games, but disappointing for what was supposed to be a blockbuster sequel.
In the financial report, which covered the three month period ended July 30, Capcom also revealed that its income dropped by 90.4 percent to 213 million yen compared to the same period last year. The company cites the ever increasing cost of development and the slumping economy as two of the reasons for this massive drop while also noting that Monster Hunter Tri "grew at a sluggish pace" with 690,000 units moved, Ghost Trick "struggled" and Super Street Fighter IV showed "steady growth" with 1.35 million units sold.
Finally of note is that Monster Hunter Frontier Online witnessed "steady growth" by shipping 130,000 units on Xbox 360 in Japan in two weeks. That's not too shabby for the 360 in Japan.
Capcom says that it will be reversing its fortunes by "renovating" its Japanese development policies and "updating" its alliances overseas. Oh, and there's some social Monster Hunter game coming out. Maybe that's the next one that Destructoid can suck at.
Lost Planet 2 "substantially underperformed" - Capcom [Eurogamer] Setup email comments
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