Capcom powers up revenues, profits

Japanese publisher reports a solid set of first-quarter financials, with operating income up 57 percent and net sales up 35 percent.

Phoenix Wright 4 for the DS, Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition, and Monster Hunter Freedom 2 have all helped Osaka-based Capcom to overachieve against last year's first financial quarter, the company announced in its quarterly sales report.

The company's first fiscal quarter--which ended on June 30--saw net sales increase to 14.3 billion yen (approx $120 million), up 35 percent from the same period last year. Operating income increased to 2 billion yen ($17 million), up 57 percent, and net income was 1.1 billion yen ($8 million), up 40 percent.

The company amended its consolidated earnings forecast for the first six months of its financial 2007 after the good news. Net sales are now expected to be 30.4 billion yen ($256 million), up 3.6 percent on the original forecast; operating income is set for 2.4 billion yen ($20 million), up 60 percent; and net income is set for 1.4 billion yen ($11.8 million), up 80 percent.

However, due to the "continuous weak performance" of its arcade-business arm, the company did not revise its estimates for the full financial year.

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darkgamex2k
darkgamex2k

Good News for Capcom. They always create great games for all the consoles, giving us stunning graphics and great gameplay styles. I would not have expected less from Capcom.

ryokinshin6x3
ryokinshin6x3

a wii version of res 5? im sorry swinging a stick around on a sff xbox isnt my idea of what that game is suppose to be nintendos next gen system might be able to handle it

mathman420
mathman420

Now, if only we could get a Wii port of Okami...

littlestreakier
littlestreakier

with great games like those they deserve the money. capcom has always been a great game developer company to me

king_bobo
king_bobo

Capcom has produced some damn good games lately... so no surprise. :)

rock_mace
rock_mace

Capcom is still awesome. with only a port and a cheap-and-easy version for wii, the RE series rocks there. RE5 has done wonders, all those people who like to feel the game (reason #1to buy a wii) should read a bit about its legal troubles, wich are mainly , because it feels so bad to shoot a black zombie that looks so real. RE4 REUC LOST PLANET DEAD RISING what would be of those consoles without capcom? they rock, they really deserve that kind of success.

ImSwordMan
ImSwordMan

nice work capcom!Now i wonder how much money capcom would make if they make oh...say another viewtiful joe or street fighter game?

lamprey263
lamprey263

I'm glad to see Capcom make a profit. They deserve it. Though, I can't say I was peeing my pants when RE4 Wii Edition was released. The most recent Capcom title I've played was Lost Planet, and before that Dead Rising and Okami. I'd like to see more of those kind of games.

cluelesspunk
cluelesspunk

Resident Evil 4 for the Wii was pretty orgasmic. I agree with Eloy, they should definitely make a Wii version of RE5.

Eloy
Eloy

If they realized that their profits stand up on the Wii because of the released of Resident Evil4, Why not develop a version of Resident Evil 5?...why getting it exclusively for PS3 and XBOX360?

TTDog
TTDog

All that profit whilst practically ignoring the PS3... well played.

kpsikill
kpsikill

"Dead Rising was a semi-spin off from the glorious Resident Evil franchise which was totally welcomed by the gaming community/Capcom fans." -- Dreski83 ACTUALLY, Inafune-san told in an interview (forgot if it was 1up or ign) that Dead Rising was a spinoff of Shadow Of Rome

viva_havarte
viva_havarte

i like capcom, i hope that they make a veutifull joe for the Wii

CRTXP
CRTXP

dose this mean a new resident evil game for ds?

roryk666
roryk666

does this mean a possible resident evil for wii?

Dreski83
Dreski83

just a hunch... Dead Rising was a semi-spin off from the glorious Resident Evil franchise which was totally welcomed by the gaming community/Capcom fans. Then came along a game called Lost Planet which in my opinion felt JUST LIKE Dead Rising, except the obvious snow terrain and grappling hook :roll: Seems like enough note taking has taken place. Capcom tried new ip's, they were accepted and greatly enjoyed. Online gameplay was attempted and as much as it was not perfect... it was good none the less. The whole question of "will there be a Dead Rising sequel" has come and gone in my eyes... its more about "when" 8)

PreLuDe_DuDe
PreLuDe_DuDe

CAPCOM is a household name for gamers. Glad to hear this.

Platyphyllum
Platyphyllum

The 4th game is Appollo Justice: Ace Attorney, it isn't called Phoenix Wright anymore since you don't play as him anymore. Just thought I'd point that out. Anyway, its great for Capcom that their sales are going up! ^_^

elozl
elozl

Good for Capcom and good for us all!!

azizrulez
azizrulez

these numbers are only going to get better as Capcom get ready to launch some of their best games, i think the coming year is going to be very big for them

VanGriffin
VanGriffin

Ya Think most of that is from the 1.5+ Million units of Monster Hunter Freedom sold. What happens when the series is over? How about a new PSP Mega Man series.

--ProtoMan--
--ProtoMan--

I'll start respecting Capcom again when they start making some real Mega Man games, or at least some good games on Nintendo platforms. Nothing against RE4 as a game, but I don't see the port as much of an effort.

ryanstoy91
ryanstoy91

Wait a minute, according to the article, they're already on Phoenix Wright 4. I hope they can port these to the U.S. quickly then.

V-Nine
V-Nine

Maybe they need to take some cues from M.U.G.E.N battles and spruce of the street fighter franchise..ooops oh I forgot. Capcom gave free reign of Street fighter to Capcom USA. Oh well.

CWEBB04z
CWEBB04z

@ Valakos It listed a PSP game in the article, Monster Hunter Freedom 2, and that game sold well over 1 million copies, and soon releasing in the U.S., the PSP is not failing under Capcom.

yukine
yukine

Nice to see, especially since they made most of their profits on Nintendo platforms. Hopefully we'll be seeing a Phoenix Wright for the Wii, and such.

valakos
valakos

how intriuging - the company that supports nintendo increases profit ie Capapcom while the companies that have little to offer on the wii/ds ie EA, THQ and Take Two see profit decrease, they should stop making games for the failing psp/ps3 and see the light, the consumer obviously wants nintendo

svenuce
svenuce

Yeah! Capcom. You guys deserve every success.

SearchBomber
SearchBomber

Capcom could correct the "continuous weak performance" of its arcade-business arm by releasing Street Fighter 4. C'mon, guys!

Dragon_Lordmx
Dragon_Lordmx

Hope RE:UC does as good as RE4 so capcom makes a wii edition of RE5

styphin
styphin

That's all well and good, but why hasn't there been any news about a Dead Rising sequel?

DeaDlyCorpsE
DeaDlyCorpsE

where oh where is the new STREET FIGHTER or VS SERIES or maybe just maybe a new good fighting game and not remakes and what nots and trying to cash in on past glories by making remakes and making the same game ten times **** a new street fighter 2 is about to go on to the 360 they are still trying to milk that series but what can i say it was that good of a damn game lol but come on continue the street fighter 3 or alpha series

surferboy2177
surferboy2177

I wonder how more money they will rank in when DMC 4 comes out this year.

DS_fan_atic
DS_fan_atic

YAY RE4 Wii Edition, by far the best

methedemon
methedemon

cool, I like capcom. They make great games

lamprey263
lamprey263

Good, I just hope they make a series out of their newer titles like Dead Rising and Lost Planet. It's sad that Clover Studios abandoned Capcom, so no more Viewtiful Joe games or an Okami sequel. Though, I do hear they're still working on some Capcom projects, like Resident Evil: Umbrella Cronicles, and since the Seeds staff basically made the Resident Evil games (minus Outbreak 1&2), I imagine they're doing Resident Evil 5. Anyhow, I haven't heard anything about Seeds in a long while, so maybe they haven't really left Capcom.

syncroshadow
syncroshadow

sweet. capcom has always been my fav game company, then square enix. then nintendo