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Lineage 2 can't save overall PC game declines at NCSoft in Q1 2019

Lineage 2 can't save overall PC game declines at NCSoft in Q1 2019

NCSoft sales for Q1 2019 were down 24 per cent year-on-year to 358.7bn KRW ($302m).

Operating profit dropped by a considerable 61 per from Q1 2018 to 79,514bn KRW ($67m).

PC declines

Most of the company’s flagship games were down on Q1 2018, including its PC titles Lineage, Aion, Blade & Soul and guild wars 2. For Lineage, revenue dropped 47 per cent from the previous quarter.

Lineage 2 sales were up however, rising for the third consecutive quarter to 21.5bn KRW ($18m).

The publisher is currently working on a number of RPGs that leverage its legacy franchises on both mobile and PC as it seeks to boost revenue and profits.

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Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of PocketGamer.biz and InfluencerUpdate.biz. He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.

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