Capcom powers up $10M quarterly profit

Monster Hunter Freedom 2G's record-breaking sales on PSP offset slumping arcade business; RE5 projected to sell 2.3 million, SFIV 1.7 million.

Nintendo, Sony, and Electronic Arts all released their quarterly reports this week, and while the news was mixed, the common theme among them is that sales were up. Capcom today provided further evidence of the game industry's health today with its own financial report for the three months ended June 30.

The Resident Evil publisher posted revenues of ¥16.35 billion ($151 million), up more than 14 percent from the same quarter the year before. Profits were up more substantially, more than doubling year-over-year to ¥2.38 billion ($22 million), up from ¥1.13 billion ($10 million).

The only game singled out as a particularly strong seller was Monster Hunter Freedom 2G, which Capcom said "drastically increased both sales and profits." The latest addition to Capcom's action-role-playing series released on the PlayStation Portable in Japan in late March, and has already racked up 2.4 million sales. According to the publisher, it is the first Japanese PSP game to hit the 2 million mark.

Despite the game's success, Capcom stuck by its previous fiscal year forecast "due to continuous weak performance of arcade operations business." The publisher doubtlessly hopes to see its arcade business revitalized with the Japanese arcade release of Street Fighter IV, which was set for this summer. The publisher today said it hopes to have the game in arcades "more or less on schedule."

As for the home editions of Street Fighter IV, Capcom projected the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC editions to sell 1.7 million. That's more than the 1.5 million the publisher expects to sell of the new Bionic Commando on the same systems, but significantly less than the 2.3 million copies of Resident Evil 5 it has projected to sell on the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Over on the Wii, Capcom expects the recently announced Dead Rising: Chop 'til you Drop to rack up 500,000 in sales. That's significantly less than its last zombie remake for Nintendo's system, Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition, which notched more than a million sales worldwide.

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Doolum
Doolum

bring MHF2G states side

TheBlaklyon
TheBlaklyon

Kickin ass and, taking names. Good Job Capcom!

Pete5506
Pete5506

Its good to see Capcom is doing good

onurtheunique
onurtheunique

I don't realy understand why capcom stays away from PC? PC gaming industry is much bigger than others. For example crysis made a big jump just by crysis. Resident evil never comes on pc at the begining but why? Is it a must?

Argetpheonix
Argetpheonix

well...good for capcom...now if they would just bring MHP2ndG over here i would be happy...Monster hunter freedom 2 has been at the top of the best sellers list for nearley a month....ohh well all i can do is wait and hope for it to come

BradBurns
BradBurns

So I guess Capcom doesn't expect very high sales on the Wii from its "core" games..

cajunstrike
cajunstrike

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 would also be welcomed...

arc_salvo
arc_salvo

I like Capcom's new stable of games, but I wish it had stayed closer to its roots and churned out more games like Marvel VS Capcom 3, and a Street Fighter that had the best characters from 2, 3, and the Alpha series rather than just 2's characters + a few newbies. I also wish they'd tried harder to keep series like Rival Schools/Project Justice alive, but the way they shafted the localized US versions of those games made them a lot less interesting and sellable, so it's no surprise they never got popular.

redskinStu
redskinStu

RE 2 was the best of the series, by far. Two discs, two different stories depending on whom you use first, 4th Survivor etc. etc.

shahinps3
shahinps3

Ive played and finished all resident evils expect Zero and 1. Ive loved all of them. For me Resident evil 5 will be the best game made but still it wont feel as good as RE2 or RE3 where there were zombies and the big monsters. They should remake RE2 and RE3 on much higher graphics (1080p) and then they should make RE6 with zombies not like RE4 and RE5.

jackrocks123
jackrocks123

now with lost planet coming to ps3, DR on wii, now maybe DR on ps3?

V-r0cK
V-r0cK

[ ! ] Capcom bring Dead Rising to PS3, and make the next Onimusha game please! ( For PS3 as well of course =P )

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

@Caer_Death - They provided a patch for the PC version to introduce extra effects. I agree though, RE5 will be the big seller; everyone loves it all around the world. There are still alot of Street Fighter fans too, so it should sell well. I also think Dead Rising will sell for the Wii, don't know about Bionic Commandos. I think it will be popular in America. Always good to see Capcom doing well, probably the best third Party developer.

blackie8
blackie8

all i got to say is capcom is the only other company to make sucessfull titles for the wii and well ubisoft had grasshopper with no more heroes so thank you capcom

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

How dare you lot complain about not having Dead Rising 2, Megaman etc, when Resi 5 is sat right there. It's Resi 5 for the love of god! (Rrrraaaahhhhh)..... (mad moment over, pops a prozac)

wwonka666
wwonka666

Where is Megaman, let him appear in Street Fighter IV if nothing else.

reddawnchild
reddawnchild

Dead Rising 2 is all I want to hear from Capcom

tawagivercetti
tawagivercetti

kudos to Capcom, one of the greatest, keep it up

Zerosumgame
Zerosumgame

No Dead Rising 2 plz, it will struggle for sure.

tarmadadj
tarmadadj

The thing capcom needs is a New Rival Schools!!!! Well, id like to say that but sadly even i know that isnt true.... What happened with games i used to like?

UnreaLuigi
UnreaLuigi

almost all the games theyre makin shuld do well... cant wait to c how gud RE5, SF4, and bionic commando are. im sure the first two will do gud but im hopin BC will live up to its name.

xophaser
xophaser

it is true, I bought like 5-6 games already this year (DMC4) and another console, the wii to go with my PS3. I need to take it easy for awhile.

xdeiri
xdeiri

make good games = make good money , simple as that .

HatchetKill
HatchetKill

Dammm, so that's where all me money is going, Hehehe. I really think street fighter gunna do even better than they think, Soul Calibur will have faded and Mortal Kombat has a whole different feel to the game than street fighter

GuyverV
GuyverV

that's great, now give me powerstone 3 and marvel vs. capcom 3 so we can all be friends...and because smash bros and soul calibur need to be put in their place

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

Good to see. This is one of my favorite japanese developers/publishers. They always seem to have a strong lineup and a lot of their games really push the graphics. Especially the Resident Evil series. I remember when Capcom was a big supporter of the Dreamcast, back when it wasn't getting much 3rd party love, with games like Powerstone and Resident Evil Code Veronica.

coold_steam
coold_steam

i think RE5 will sell more than 2 mill this game will be the bomb

gamer082009
gamer082009

I just love me some Capcom, they really gave the true meaning of what a good game is. RESIDENT Evil anyone!

Miteme
Miteme

I would have throught RE5 would beat the 2 mil mark of the other RE games simply because its the first next gen outing for the series and this would attract more buyers

SaintJotun
SaintJotun

Wish MH3 was coming to 360. Guess I'm gonna have to get a Wii now.

n64nut
n64nut

Generally speaking, most RE games sell around two million units, give or take. RE2 on the PS1 has the distinction of being the only RE game to sell more than that, at 4 million units. Thats more than all three versions of RE4. So for Capcom to expect those kind of sales for lifetime is probably accurate. Despite what RE4 fanboys want to think, there aren't enough of them around to sell on the level of games like GTAIV or Halo 3.

VenomRitual
VenomRitual

they have to mean in the first month. sf 4 and re 5 are gonna sell like crazy. if those are their worldwide projections than they are just being modest

Caer_Death
Caer_Death

RE4 for the PC was just sad. Aside from being over two years late to the party, it lacked the good graphics of the GC version, using instead the ported PS2 graphics, and as if that weren't bad enough, it lacks the fog effect that was ESSENTIAL to the atmosphere of the game. Not to mention no mouse support, which would've been better than using joysticks for aiming, but still not nearly as good as using the Wii pointer for aiming. Overall, I'm glad they're not wasting their time with a PC version, at least not yet. No Wii version, though, and the slim-to-none chance that it'll come over there in the future, makes me a tad sad. Guess it'll be the 360 version for me... :(

Henninger
Henninger

Capcom is the best publisher in the biz. RE is the best franchise in the biz. Street Fighter is 1 of the best fighting franchises in the biz. The 2.3 mil on RE5 is underestimating that game. 1.7 mil on SF4 is about rite. 500K on Dead Rising is pushing it. All i know is that SF4 & RE5 need 2 hurry up.

themc_7
themc_7

RE5 I'm already loosing sleep over you!!

Pr3acher
Pr3acher

no RE5 for PC? Bad CAPCOM, bad.

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

SF4 will outsell 1.7M units worldwide within it's release. Mark my words! RE5 will outsellf 2.3M units worldwide within at least two weeks. (As long as they both have WW simultaneous releases, and great MKT campaign. Capcom needs to stop showcasing these titles, to build even more hanger.)

itwiz90
itwiz90

CAPCOM is really doing a great job with their games that why they have the profits they do. They may be a little slow on releases but you see that good things DO come to those that wait. Keep on Rock'in CAPCOM 8)

Ryan10901994
Ryan10901994

capcom and nintendo are owning all the other companies

nellyg619
nellyg619

how the hell did Monster Hunter Freedom 2G manage to sell so many.....thought the game was crap

AzelKosMos
AzelKosMos

Capcom are my favorite company so I hope they continue to do well.

MFDABADKID
MFDABADKID

Why Hasn't Microsoft released there quarterly report

09231991
09231991

I seriously can't wait for RE 5 to get here, it is looking so damn good right now:) I think that Street Fighter IV and RE5 will definitely boost sales and keep Capcom going strong for a while. As for the Dead Rising port, it seems very lackluster and to late at this point but w/e. If it makes them a lot more money so they can put out bigger and better games (SFIV and RE5), I'm cool with it:)

mattg90520
mattg90520

sounds pretty good to me. cant wait for re5

Game_God_Guru
Game_God_Guru

with resident evil being such a success, its probably safe to say this one will only make more revenue and increase the already vast fanbase. i'd like to see them end the franchise before something happens to it. it seems as though game developers are good at destroying the things they love. i am a huge resident evil fan. i simply cannot wait.