Lost Planet 3 sales below Capcom expectations

Lost Planet 3 fell below sales expectations, according to recent Capcom earnings results.

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Lost Planet is clearly an attempt to appeal to the western market, as Capcom keeps farming it to western developers. The strategy doesn't seem to have caught fire like the company hoped, however, as Lost Planet 3 failed to meet sales expectations.

The recent Capcom financial results state it plainly: "Sales of 'Lost Planet 3' (for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC) were below expectations due in part to intensifying competition in the European and U.S. markets."

Capcom itself isn't doing too shabby as a whole, though. Monster Hunter 4 for the 3DS was a monster success in Japan, and other titles like Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, and Ace Attorney 5 hit their sales targets. On the whole, net sales were up 7.2% from the same period last year.

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    October 31, 2013 8:15 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Lost Planet 3 sales below Capcom expectations.

    Lost Planet 3 fell below sales expectations, according to recent Capcom earnings results.

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      October 31, 2013 8:22 AM

      :( that sucks, Lost Planet 3 made one of my top ten favorite games of this year it is an awesome game, the team responsible for it did an awesome job, by far my favorite in the series.

      Reminds me of the same situation with Tomb Raider and Sleeping Dogs, any ways Lost Planet 3 is 100% worth checking out, I guess when I have time I will have to make a vid and show case it.

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        October 31, 2013 8:29 AM

        Please make the vid! I tried one and two. One I never finished because some of the boss battles got too hard and I didn't have time for it. And two, more of the same plus a low FOV that really bothered me for some reason. But I feel like both were on the cusp of being good games and I'm hoping they addressed everything with No. 3.

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          October 31, 2013 10:29 AM

          I really enjoyed LP2, but that was primarily because of the full co-op play (story co-op + mech suits + that awesome train level - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RcuM1Pa5xM ) - the incomprehensible storyline didn't do much for it.

          LP3 is completely different though, the storyline is actually decently-written and the dialogue makes sense. I agree that it was a pretty fun game that deserved a better reception.

          Plus, this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQJHEBjucHE

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            October 31, 2013 10:43 AM

            Wait. Mouse 1/Mouse 3? This came out for PC as well?

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              October 31, 2013 12:29 PM

              Yup - all of the games in the series are out on PC. They pop up sometimes on Steam sales too for a good steal.

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          October 31, 2013 4:32 PM

          They do address all those issues, I will try and make one this weekend. It really is a highly polished game to tell you the truth and well thought out.

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      October 31, 2013 8:56 AM

      Is Monster Hunter 4 coming to the US anytime soon?!

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      October 31, 2013 8:59 AM

      I had no idea it was even out yet

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      October 31, 2013 12:29 PM

      that's ok. it just means it'll be $5 during Steam holiday sale when I will purchase it

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      October 31, 2013 2:22 PM

      That game was sent to die.

      Since this very first trailer it has ZERO hype.

      - Lost Planet had the novelty and that next gen feel.

      - Lost Planet 2 had the Monster Hunter vibe

      - Lost Planet 3 looks SO GENERIC it's depressing.

      They were lucky Monster Hunter 4 sales were there to the rescue....

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        October 31, 2013 3:48 PM

        I'm not sure why it came off as generic though - the "sci-fi trucker" theme seemed pretty appealing to me, although maybe I'm just biased towards anything with giant robots.

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      October 31, 2013 4:25 PM

      It's too bad but I think they forgot what a bizarre, useless story the second game had. They really needed to overcome that to convince people this one was worth buying and I don't think they accomplished that. For the niche group of players who like co-op campaigns, they got rid of four player co-op so that's another set of lost sales.

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        October 31, 2013 4:40 PM

        Once I realized I could play my own music through the built-in MP3 player (and not have to listen to that country crap) I was having a much better time with the game. Has a very Dead Space meets Lost Planet vibe that I did not mind at all.

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          November 1, 2013 5:32 AM

          Was that in a console version, or the PC version?

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      October 31, 2013 6:02 PM

      I really enjoyed the first Lost Planet but the second and third are completely different games with the same name and the hookshot gimmick.

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      November 1, 2013 5:12 AM

      This is a very good game, one of the best I played this year. To bad for Capcom.

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      November 1, 2013 5:33 AM

      Too bad, but not surprising. I know that I held off waiting for a Black Friday sale on it. I suspect that I'm not the only one.