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Capcom sales and profit down

First quarter declines primarily due to a lack of major new releases

Capcom has posted declines in sales and profit for the first financial quarter ended June 30.

Sales came in at 9,575 million yen (£55m/$93m), down 45.1 per cent year-over-year, while net income fell by 7.5 per cent to 765 million yen (£4.4m/$7.4m).

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Capcom attributed the drop in sales primarily to a lack of major new releases during the period.

The firm said Dead Rising 3, which became a million-seller in the previous fiscal year, continued to sell robustly. The game is currently exclusive to Xbox One, with a PC version set for release on September 5.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy for 3DS, which released in Japan in April, "showed strong sales". The game is scheduled to launch in the west this winter.

Online game Monster Hunter Frontier GG also "performed steadily", while iOS title Monster Hunter Freedom Unite "experienced favourable performance".

For the full year ending March 31, 2015 Capcom forecasts net sales of 80,000 million yen (£460m/$778m) and a profit of 6,600 million yen (£38m/$64m).

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