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Capcom’s revenue nosedives – but there’s hope!

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Nintendo might be making money, but another Japanese publisher that formed an integral part of my boyhood isn’t doing too well (though technically, they’re bringing in more revenue than Nintendo is). Once one of my favourite development houses, Capcom seems to be suffering a little, with year-on-year revenue dropping by 37 per cent. The house that makes Resident Evil and Street Fighter has now since its lowest annual revenue figure since 2004. Ouch.

During its latest fiscal year, which ended March 31, Capcom made ¥64.3 billion ($538.4 million), which is the lowest it’s been in over a decade. That shouldn’t really be all that surprising, given that Capcom’s barely released anything in the last while, beyond the episodic Resident Evil: Revelations part deux and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.

The company’s strongest performing title happens to be the portable monster-hunting game, which had shipped 3.2 million copies by February. Resident Evil Revelations 2 is off to what the company calls “a strong start,” and is on its way to selling a million copies.

Capcom should see a fair bit of cash roll in once they release Street Fighter V, and its free-to-play PlayStation 4 exclusive Deep Down. There are also murmurs of a more back-to-basics, numbered Resident Evil game.

The company will be focusing a little more on digital delivery in the next year, a move which it believes “deliver a sustainable growth going forward.”

In other words: DLC makes money, and we want more of that stuff.

Last Updated: May 7, 2015

14 Comments

  1. Jason King

    May 7, 2015 at 17:05

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  2. Hammersteyn

    May 7, 2015 at 17:18

    There has to be games to be any profit. There aren’t that many games. Create an indie sub division to recreate classics like Final Fight, Megaman or Captain Commando or maybe they can release a “SF4 Super Ultra Alpha Arcade on Disc DLC Special Edition” game before SF5 releases?

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    • schitsophrenic-toothbrush

      May 7, 2015 at 18:06

      Dude imagine a megaman games collection on PS4! I’d buy that.

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      • justlikemo

        May 7, 2015 at 20:50

        just waiting for the megaman kickstarter remake

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        • Geoffrey Tim

          May 8, 2015 at 07:07

          Mighty No 9?

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          • schitsophrenic-toothbrush

            May 8, 2015 at 07:10

            Can’t wait for MN9, looks promising in the videos that I’ve seen.

          • justlikemo

            May 8, 2015 at 07:19

            she be the 1

    • justlikemo

      May 7, 2015 at 20:53

      dude Final FIGHt, that was so awesome! you bringing the memories back, we played that till it was early morning, man…..

      Reply

  3. Emily Johnson

    May 7, 2015 at 17:29

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  4. Umar

    May 7, 2015 at 17:45

    Resident Evil HD sold a mil too and we all know how much they rely on Mon Hun as well. glad that rev2 is doing well. Capcom can still make it. They just have to be smart going forward.

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  5. schitsophrenic-toothbrush

    May 7, 2015 at 18:05

    Bring back the blue bomber!!..dumbasses

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  6. justlikemo

    May 7, 2015 at 21:15

    that’s kinda bad, hope they do well and not suck us into DLC hell, but they made some great games, loved ghost and goblins when I was young, spent a lot a 20c on that game. who made kung fu master….

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