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Konami says Metal Gear Rising "sold steadily"

Konami had a rough year, but the Japanese publisher, developer, and health club operator (you knew that, right?) says brighter times are on the horizon. Its financial year ended on March 31, and Konami says we can look forward to more news about Metal Gear Solid (presumably MGS V) at E3 next month.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, the company's largest console releases of the year, both "sold steadily." Konami also released a bevy of social and mobile games in Japan.

The report said net revenues were down year-over-year by 15 percent to ¥226 billion ($2.22b / £1.45b), and net income was down 42.8 percent to ¥13.2 billion ($129.4m / £84.3m).

The prevalence of new social and mobile opportunities should provide increasing sales opportunities to a wider audience going forward, Konami said. Combined with a weakening yen, the company offered a stronger outlook of ¥232 billion ($2.28b / £1.48b) in net revenue and ¥15.5 billion ($152.3m / £99.2m) in net income for the 2014 fiscal year.

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