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Breaking the 100 million download barrier, Capcom Mobile sees FY12 sales up 74% to $117 million

Mobage and GREE success, Snoopy 2 inbound

Breaking the 100 million download barrier, Capcom Mobile sees FY12 sales up 74% to $117 million
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Japanese game publisher Capcom (TYO:9697) has announced its figures for its FY12 fiscal year ending 31 March 2013.

Net sales were ¥94 billion yen (approximately $1 billion), up 15 percent year-on-year.

Net income was ¥3.0 billion ($32 million), down 56 percent.

A key reason was that Resident Evil 6 sold 4.9 million units, less than the company predicted.

However, Capcom's mobile operations continue to grow apace, with cumulative downloads over 100 million.

Smurf's Village remains a solid performer, while Minna to Monhan Card Master on Mobage and Resident Evil: Outbreak Survive on GREE both have over two million users in Japan.

On the up

In terms of sales, Capcom generated ¥11 billion ($117 million) from mobile during FY12-13, up 74 percent year-on-year.

Capcom hopes to raise this to ¥12.5 billion ($132 million) in FY13.

The company is also investing more in its family-oriented Beeline operations, which accounts for 56 million of the company's total downloads.

Alongside offices in North America, Europe and Japan, it's opening one in Thailand.

It also expect to release another Peanuts-branded game with Snoopy 2 (working title) due in the winter.

[source: Capcom IR]