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NCsoft sales reach $82.1m for Q2

Second quarter sales for MMO publisher NCsoft were down 11 per cent to USD 82.1 million (EUR 59.5m) compared to the previous year, with the company seeing USD 11.5 million (EUR 8.3m) in profit lead by the Lineage franchise.

Second quarter sales for MMO publisher NCsoft were down 11 per cent to USD 82.1 million (EUR 59.5m) compared to the previous year, with the company seeing USD 11.5 million (EUR 8.3m) in profit lead by the Lineage franchise.

59 per cent or USD 52.5 million (EUR 38.1m) in sales came from the Korean market, followed by 13.9 million (EUR 10m) in North America and 4.9 million (EUR 3.5m) in Europe.

Japanese business accounted USD 8.3 million (EUR 6m) and USD 2.5 million (EUR 1.8m) was attributed to the market in Taiwan.

"During the second quarter, we continued the integration of accounts in the PlayNC service platform. Additionally, Atrix, SP JAM and other new casual games were introduced," detailed NCsoft CFO Jaeho Lee.

"We saw a noticeable growth of up to 1.3 million visitors to the site during the quarter," said Lee.

Lineage II generated USD 34.7 million (EUR 25.1m) in sales for Q2, with the original Lineage creating USD 27.6 million (EUR 20m).

Sales of Guild Wars were USD 8.9 million (EUR 6.4m) and the City of Heroes/Villains titles generated USD 6.9 million (EUR 5m).

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