It's been an up and down year for NCsoft
, literally. GamesIndustry.biz
writes that the Korean MMO titan has reported increases in both its sales and operating profits but a drop in net income in the recently concluded fiscal 2010 period. Surprisingly, the company's total revenue was up two percent due to unprecedented sales of the 12-year-old Lineage
Much to the chagrin of fail-trolls across the internet, NCsoft
has also publicized the fact that Aion
continues to be a financial success after "recording consecutive growth for the last three years
." Taken together, NCsoft's big three (Lineage
, Lineage 2
, and Aion
) have now accounted for $2.7 billion in lifetime sales.
NCsoft's largest success came courtesy of the booming Korean market (which represented a $370 million cut of its $576 million total revenue). Next up was the Japanese market at $70 million, followed by North America at $43.4 million and Europe at $30.1 million.