Thanks to GameScience for its round-up of financial results for Japanese videogame publishers for fiscal Q1 2004
. The piece muses on "disappointing figures for Konami and Sega with a lack of big titles for the period, and with two cancelled titles, Namco also suffered heavy losses. Sony's game division also suffered, while Capcom and Square-Enix had a comparatively good period."
The article also notes Nintendo's "large-scale gains"
, pointing out: "the Gameboy Advance SP continues to enjoy good sales while software such as 'Mario vs Donkey Kong', 'Kirby' and 'Famicom Mini Series 2' was a great success [both series together have sold over 2.7 million copies]"
, whereas "the bulk of the losses"
in Sony's game division can "be attributed to lower hardware sales than usual"
, as the PlayStation 2 nears the end of its lifecycle.