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Hitman: Contracts sells 1.7 million units, Shellshock delayed

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Hitman: Contracts sells 1.7 million units, Shellshock delayed

Announcing its financial results for the year to 30 June, Eidos said that its game Hitman: Contracts achieved 1.7 million units in sales. The company said that this figure did not live up to sales expectations and also several other titles, including Commandos 3, Legacy of Kain: Defiance and Whiplash missed their sales targets.

The british company said that company revenues were 133.9 million GBP, compared 151.5 milion GBP one year earlier. Earnings of 17.4 million GBP in 2003 now turned into a loss of two million GBP. Cash and cash equivalents decreased in the same time frame form 58.2 to 37.4 million GBP.

Eidos blamed an “unexpected softness in the games market,” particularly in the US, which started back in May for the loss. The company expects this weaknes to last and decided to defer the launch of the ready-to-release ShellShock: Nam ’67 game until September 2004.