• Kyodo News


Konami Corp., a video game developer and fitness club operator, said Thursday its group net profit dived 40.7 percent to ¥10.87 billion in business 2008, as it brought forward hefty depreciation costs for its health care service facilities.

In an earnings statement for the 12-month period to March 31, Konami said its pretax profit fell 24.7 percent to ¥24.72 billion, despite a 4.2 percent increase in sales to a record ¥309.77 billion.

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