Capcom hopes for handheld hits

Capcom plans to release 10 PSP and three DS games by the end of March 2006.

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TOKYO--In its latest company profile report, Capcom has disclosed it plans to release a total of 10 games for the PlayStation Portable and three for the Nintendo DS during the current business year started April 1, 2005. Five of these games have already been announced, and the PSP editions of Viewtiful Joe and Devil May Cry could see the light of day before 2006. Further information should become available as the September Tokyo Game Show approaches.

Capcom plans to sell 1.45 million PSP games during this business year, which is nearly 10 times the volume it sold by the end of March 2005. Those sales were of the company's only current PSP offering, Vampire Chronicle: The Chaos Tower. The game sold a total of 150,000 copies by April 1, 2005.

With only three games in development for the DS, it seems clear that Capcom has decided to favor the PSP in its plans for the future. All three of Capcom's upcoming DS games have already been announced: Viewtiful Joe DS, Mega Man Battle Network, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Capcom plans to sell half a million DS games during the current business year. These three titles will be the first offerings for the DS from Capcom.

The company expects a 3.4-million-unit increase in sales of its PlayStation 2 games, but it also forecasts a massive decline in sales of its games for Nintendo platforms. Capcom expects a net profit of 3.9 billion yen ($36.3 million) for the current business year. The company made 3.6 billion yen ($33.5 million) during the business year ended March 31, 2005.

The rest of Capcom's FY 2005 sales projections are listed below.

FY 2004 Sales Results (4/1/2004 - 3/31/2005)
PlayStation 2 - 40 titles, 7.3 million copies
GameCube - five titles, 2 million copies
Xbox - seven titles, 250,000 copies
Game Boy Advance - seven titles, 3.4 million copies
PC & Misc. - 11 titles, 400,000 copies

FY 2005 Sales Estimates (4/01/2005 - 3/31/2006)
PlayStation 2 - 55 titles, 10.7 million copies
GameCube - four titles, 350,000 copies
Xbox - eight titles, 750,000 copies
Game Boy Advance - four titles, 1.25 million copies
PC & Misc. - zero titles, zero copies

Discussion

25 comments
DavidGan
DavidGan

DMC 5 years already...... when is it????

Psience
Psience

Announced DMC PSP 2005. 3 years later and not even updates. Are we still to hope for this?

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

if God of War turned out as good as it did for PSP, Devil May Cry should also get the royal treatment. Capcom knows how to get a lot out of hardware.

watsupzap
watsupzap

dude.. where's the DMC? I'm waiting.. lol..

-Venomz-
-Venomz-

hey its already 2008 2008 :( we are waiting forever..

lew_0911
lew_0911

First Daxter. Then Ratchet and Clank. Then God of War. Even Tomb Raider. And now, Devil May Cry. The PSP is surely enjoying action/platforming goodness.

gamernut
gamernut

Hopefully they will do something good with this next devil may cry game for psp.

OilDerrick3
OilDerrick3

OH GOOOOOOOOOOD...!!! Hopefully the director of the original DMC and/or the director of DMC 3 will return here. DMC 4 just wasn't up to it's hype, IMO. And let's not get into DMC 2, huh. And the battle system! DMC 3-esque in stylishness and variety are my hopes.

Aentikraist
Aentikraist

ahh what`s up Capcom when does DVMC 4 is going to be out and damn its been 3 years and not even an aprox???? ahh whyyy

justin315
justin315

d*mmit... 3 years has passed... still no news! come on capcom!

semour
semour

when the HELL will this game come out??!!!

jonb2003
jonb2003

when is it coming and please put Resident Evil on PSP too. That would be cooler than the one on DS thanks!

dmf_pokerman
dmf_pokerman

it is almost 2008 and still no DMC. WTF?!

sauke2099
sauke2099

i cant wait for dmc4 nero seams so cool.after that i'll consider getting this one if its based on one of the first ones

adamska_br
adamska_br

This is pretty old news... 2 years and counting.

mingfu
mingfu

Cool DMC is Awesome!!!!!

V-r0cK
V-r0cK

this game and FFVII and God of War for PSP is wat im dyin for. Metal Gear was awesome too...dont stop now psp is starting to look good.

Drashle
Drashle

oh hell, when will it come ouuuuuuut? DMC rulz!

mingfu
mingfu

Devil may cry for psp is cool!!!!!!!!

Felaipes
Felaipes

yeah...pretty interesting ...WHERE IS DMC FOR THE PSP NOW?!?