Capcom lists its six "powerful" franchises -- Can you guess what they are?

Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Monster Hunter, Devil May Cry, Dead Rising, and Lost Planet.

Today in a document from Capcom called Business Divisional Strategies and Projections describing the company's "Competitive Edge," Capcom listed off its six "powerful" franchises. Here's the list:

  1. Resident Evil - 61 million units.
  2. Street Fighter - 35 million units.
  3. Monster Hunter - 28 million units.
  4. Devil May Cry - 13 million units
  5. Dead Rising - 7.5 million units.
  6. Lost Planet 5.6 million units.

Capcom didn't say how it compiled the "powerful" games list, but it doesn't appear to be based on sales alone. For example, Capcom's Mega Man series has sold over 30 million units to date, while Onimusha has shifted more than 8 million copies life to date.

All of the numbers in this post are current as of March 31, 2014.

Capcom also pointed out that "rather than relying solely on our major game titles," the company also launches new content every year as a means to "establish new sources of growth." One of these new games is upcoming PlayStation 4 adventure title Deep Down.

Yesterday, Capcom published its latest earnings report, showing that Dead Rising 3 and Monster Hunter 4 helped the publisher swing to a profit.

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Discussion

267 comments
rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

So Resident Evil is the best selling Capcom franchise, but RE6 gets no love at all? Makes sense.

ekhtsasy
ekhtsasy

 Capcom used to be my favourite game company back in the days of survival horror Resi Evil, Onimusha, Street fighter 2 and Dino Crisis,

Better than Konami with their MGS, PES and Castlevania series.

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After the PS2era though, they took the wrong turn and never came back... (apart from the Resi evil remake +0).

Apart from Konami and Ubisoft, even Activision and EA, heck i even rated higher THQ than them.

I never lost hope in them though and the best moment for a come back is a new generation of games and consoles.

Lets see what they can do with deep down, atm its seems as one of the most exciting next gen titles there are (along with The division and MGS 5, after the Ryse, Watchdogs and Driveclub fiasco)

ABIBASS
ABIBASS

dino crisis, regina. i wanna play the next gen version of that game. so epic

simon1812
simon1812

Monster Hunter is bigger than DMC series? interesting, now we know.

Barighm
Barighm

DMC and Lost Planet are powerful franchises? Qweh?

c_rakestraw
c_rakestraw moderator moderator

The lack of Okami on this list is disturbing.

spike6958
spike6958

I'd take a new Dino Crisis over all of those. Well except Monster Hunter, but I wish they'd put that onto systems with better online functionality.

Nekomata
Nekomata

Lost Planet, a franchise that would've never gotten past a single game if Inafune hadn't secretly made or forced Capcom to release 2

fede018
fede018

Megaman? Lol, it hasn't sell much since the 90s

jjleshko90
jjleshko90

My first instinct was Mega Man, yet it is not on the list.


Can't Capcom take a hint from Nintendo's playbook and make remakes of MM1-6? I mean, if we can rehash Pokemon Purple and put it in technicolor, is it really that much of a stretch to widescreen HD MM1?

dogman7
dogman7

All I want is Power Stone 3, Capcom! Stop ignoring my cries!

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

Lost Planet? Really? When was the last Lost Planet game released? What iconic characters or compelling story does it have?

NuDimon
NuDimon

Megaman and Onimusha are "dead" franchises, hence why they are not on the list.

Henninger
Henninger

Not to mention that I'd take Onimusha, Dino Crisis, Darkstalkers, Final Fight, 1942 (yea I said it), & the Vs. series (X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom 1,2, & 3 & the non-team games, X-Men Children of the Atom & Marvel Super Heroes) over Lost Planet.

Henninger
Henninger

I'm not even a Mega Man fan & I find it disrespectful that they said that Mega Man wasn't one of its most powerful franchises. That franchise single handidly kept Capcom afloat!!! In the days before Resident Evil, when Street Fighter 2 & all it's different versions were starting to decline, Mega Man was all they had to keep the business running. I know its not my game & again I'm not big on Mega Man but damn that franchise deserves better than that. Lost Planet should not be on that list. Can't argue with the first 5 but Lost Planet is more powerful than Mega Man?!?!?! That's gotta be a joke.

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

Capcom is loosing it's goodwill from fans with the way they are handling franchises like RE.

croxus
croxus

Capcom used to be my favourite game company back in the days of survival horror Resi Evil, Onimusha, Street fighter 2 and Dino Crisis,

Better than Konami with their MGS, PES and Castlevania series.

After the PS2era though, they took the wrong turn and never came back... (apart from the Resi evil remake +0).

Apart from Konami and Ubisoft, even Activision and EA, heck i even rated higher THQ than them.

I never lost hope in them though and the best moment for a come back is a new generation of games and consoles.

Lets see what they can do with deep down, atm its seems as one of the most exciting next gen titles there are (along with The division and MGS 5, after the Ryse, Watchdogs and Driveclub fiasco)

Penguinlord1
Penguinlord1

Well I'll admit, RE5, and RE6 were both great action games although not survival horror in the slightest. Being a long time DMC fan since the first game on PS2, I thought DmC: Devil May Cry was absolutely excellent. Dragon's Dogma takes the cake for me when it comes to games Capcom has made in recent years, thought it was close to being a masterpiece. Just a little upset Megaman has been out of the picture for quite some time as Megaman was my favorite Capcom-made franchise. I think Capcom can still pull themselves out of the muck, definitely need to change the business practices they have adopted in recent years though, and give the fans what they want. They still have a lot of money-making potential.

jecomans
jecomans

Capcom has such an amazing history. Now if only they could get their future back on track... 

annabiabrum
annabiabrum

What the hell? Where's Mega Man? [2]

AtheistPreacher
AtheistPreacher

I really wish Capcom would release a Monster Hunter game on a major home console in the US (PS3/PS4 would make the most sense since they've worked with Sony before, and Sony has a way better foothold in Japan than Microsoft, where MH is doing well anyway).  The last time they did that was Monster Hunter 1.  Since then, MH2 was on the PSP, MH3 has been on the Wii, Wii U, and 3DS, none of which are as mainstream in the US as Playstation and Xbox.  And now MH4 will be coming to the US on 3DS only.  I really think that if they released it on PS3/PS4, the whole franchise might actually get more of a footing in the States, and their sales could really multiply.  As it is, MH remains a niche title in all regions other than Japan.  That's dumb when it's such an amazing franchise, seems like they're just throwing money down the toilet.

nep321a
nep321a

What the hell? Where's Mega Man?

blainose
blainose

I know and understand that there was no megaman games made since forever, but megaman is what built this company and it's an insult to that game that they don't even consider making a new game.... I miss my megaman :-(

loopy_101
loopy_101

Lost Planet, weren't the second and third games met with mixed reactions for the most part?

mariokarthero
mariokarthero

The only reason why Street Fighter gets sales is the fact that Capcom keep releasing constant "updates of the game!!!

XxXDarkness0XxX
XxXDarkness0XxX

Monster Hunter for PS4 and u got ur self a sold game...

glacius_x
glacius_x

Revive Mega man, Powerstone, The Ghouls & Ghosts series, and Onimusha. The Capcom of this day and age just stinks!

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Capcom doesn't believe in old Mega anymore. T_T

flashn00b
flashn00b

Resident Evil, Lost Planet, Dead Rising, Deep Down, Sengoku Basara, Devil May Cry.

lostn
lostn

Lost Planet? I guess "quality" isn't synonymous with "powerful".

divinejester
divinejester

Lost Planet had one great game in part one, and a decent game in 2, but 3 was garbage. Where is BoF?

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

Megaman, Breath Of Fire, Onimusha, Dino Crisis, Excite Stage Soccer, Alien Vs Predator, Ghosts and Goblins, Maximo, Final Fight...

So great but sadly left behind.

Dexyu
Dexyu

@Nekomata i loved the first  Lost planet the later ones where Meh. The second one had a cool idea enter the monster from inside. But the third one was too slow paced.

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

@Penguinlord1  Resident Evil 5, while not survival horror, is still a finely tuned game. Resident Evil 6 on the other hand feels sloppy in comparison.

chev93477
chev93477

@Penguinlord1"Well I'll admit, RE5, and RE6 were both great action games"

 "I thought DmC: Devil May Cry was absolutely excellent."

Talk about shitty taste. 

chev93477
chev93477

@glacius_xPeople need to stop asking for sequels. Breath of Fire fans want a new Breath of Fire and look how that is turning out..

Gary_Stanton
Gary_Stanton

@StonerDemon Capcom and Megaman are "not on speaking terms" these days.
 AvP is it's own property with many publishers and developers putting their own spin. Atari made one for Jaguar in '94. Sega made one for PS360 in 2010.Dino Crisis 3 on Xbox killed the franchise. Final Fight is a part of Street Fighter.

dalepickstock
dalepickstock

@GameBeaten @Penguinlord1 I enjoyed RE5 & 6 got a lot of enjoyable gameplay out of them both - they aren't true RE games by any stretch however and I pretty much bought them because im a long time fan of RE but I wasn't massively disappointed by them either.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@chev93477 Talk about judgemental self-entitlement.
Can't believe there is still people in the world ignorant enough to use people's tastes as an argument. And here we have 2; you and the guy who gave you a like...

Oh wait, I remember you now. Creating another account after you got banned for spaming, right? Lol Now it all makes sense.

Then nevermind; this is clearly a case of "talk about having no purpose in life that to spam a forum" tragic xDDDD