THQ has announced
financial figures for the second quarter (July through September) of its 2012 fiscal year. Despite having a release schedule that any company would consider light
, it managed to bring in net sales of $146 million. That's a pretty significant increase over the $77.1 million it brought in during the same period last year. Of course, its losses nearly doubled year-over-year as well. Easy come, easy go.
The top performer was Warhammer 40K: Space Marine
, which managed to sell 1.2 million units across all platforms during the quarter, a little under half of which were sold in North America. Brian Farrell, THQ's CEO, explained during a conference call that older catalog titles also sold well, specifically mentioning Saints Row 2
. We guess people are eager to get back into the swing of (blowing up) things.
Farrell added, "We are encouraged that our second quarter performance exceeded our expectations, particularly in a quarter with a light release schedule." We imagine he'll be pretty darn encouraged next quarter, which sees the release of the ridiculous Saints Row: The Third
, and the somehow even more ridiculous WWE '12