Capcom profit falls 37 percent

Publisher reports net income for the latest quarter decreases to ¥828 million; Resident Evil: Revelations "basically achieved" projected sales.

Capcom today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, revealing net income decreased to ¥828 million ($8.4 million), down 37.3 percent year-over-year. Net sales also fell for the quarter, sliding 6.2 percent to ¥17.5 billion yen ($177.8 million)

During the April-June quarter, Capcom said Resident Evil: Revelations "basically achieved" projected unit sales at 900,000 copies, while Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen achieved "solid sales" of 550,000 copies in the company's digital content business.

Lifetime Resident Evil franchise sales now stand at over 57 million units, across 86 released titles to date.

"Consolidated financial results for ended June 30, 2013 was decreased in sales and all profits from the same term last year, because of the lower ASP for the package software and the lack of major titles for the mobile contents in the Digital Content business," Capcom said.

Online game Monster Hunter Frontier G performed "strongly," Capcom said, while the Taiwanese browser game Onimusha Soul "enjoyed a successful launch," according to the company.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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261 comments
Tainted_Chi
Tainted_Chi

Maybe now they will start listening to their fans...

Mariofan15
Mariofan15

I hope to hell they dont screw up with RE 7 if it comes out. Because Revelations proves they still got what it takes to make RE Survival Horror without any of that action garbage that RE 6 had.

StaceyBladen
StaceyBladen

I bought 2 copies of Resident Evil 6 on Steam. I wanted to play this very good game I remember from playstation1. I played for 20 minutes and uninstalled it. I will never buy another Resident Evil game or anything from these people. They are down on profits now but they are yet to see the damage their newest games are doing.

Yes some loved it but I am not alone. I play Warframe. It is fast, fluid and entertaining. Bugged to hell and always being broken by the devs trying to nerf and buff things. This is still a better experience than playing some god awful Japanese game that is like some crap film with horrible char motion and aiming.

No offence to Japanese people. I love you very much but your games are awful now. Go back to basics like Resi evil 1. Make me jump out of my chair. Not fall out of it through falling asleep or putting my keyboard through the window. Graphics are nothing. Gameplay rules, always. Me in control of my fluid actions.

duuuuuuude1
duuuuuuude1

There was a second Dragon's Dogma game?  When did this happen? lol

RiotRing
RiotRing

Lets take a tally...

-Megamans only appearance in centuries in in a Wii-U game

-Street Fighter is a dead horse they have beaten into kool-aid

-No one like the new Dante

-Resident Evil went from "Survivor Horror" to a Michael Bay film


So....every game they had that got them where they are....has been S#$% on by their creators.

Nah, Capcoms doing fine.

sexlomka
sexlomka

you get what you deserve Capcom. No Resident evil 2 remake? Survival horror is not profitable? Well f**k you then! I hope you go bankrupt 

Daemoroth
Daemoroth

QUICK! Release Super Ultra Mega Street Fighter IV Complete Edition (Honestly)! Just take Ryu's moves and plaster a new skin on top, call him Uyr.

No wonder they manage to squeeze out 86 games between Resident Evil 1 and 6.

hadlee73
hadlee73

Capcom have pretty much crapped on almost every great franchise they've ever had. No one else to blame by themselves, really. I think Street Fighter IV was the last really wonderful game they made.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

No survival horor with Re, you vanished Dante with that BS reboot that should have been a new IP instead, No megaman until SSB showed up and even then its not a full Megaman game, You keep milking the cow with SF and everything is freaking DLC... what do you expect? Satisfy the people buying your stuff or they will go somewhere else.

mickyfinn84
mickyfinn84

Revelations was ok, I thought it was a lot better than RE6 was but still not the survival horror game we fans want. I Surprisingly loved Dragon's Dogma DA. I thought it looked a bit crappy in gameplay videos but took a chance as it was cheap for the full game with expansion and I enjoyed it as much as I did Skyrim or Witcher 2.

arkhamcity54
arkhamcity54

Capcom will probably go bankrupt pretty soon.

toddx77
toddx77

86?  I only got 54 RE games total.

Resident Evil 1 ps1

Resident Evil Directors Cut ps1

Resident Evil 1 Saturn

Resident Evil 1 DS

Resident Evil 1 Next tech port

Resident Evil 1 windows port

Remake gc

Remake Wii

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Resident Evil outbreak

Resident Evil  out break file 2

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Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles wii

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FrankFoxYaeger
FrankFoxYaeger

FUCK YOU SHITCOM FOR RUINING THE RESIDENT EVIL SERIES.

derceto
derceto

Looks good.  Hopefully doubles for next quarter.

Karjah
Karjah

As one of the people who bought dark arisen and skipped out on revelations it's time for Capcom to go back and do an excellent Resident evil 2 remake to show us they know their horror roots.  

Hell knows I'd buy it.  Especially after the awesome resident evil remake on the gamecube. 

deadpeasant
deadpeasant

86 Resident Evil titles??? That doesn't sound right!

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

I hope Lost Planet 3 won't tank as I am very much looking forward to that one. DmC was surprisingly good IMHO and RE Revelations was very good as well but Operation Racoon City, Resident Evil 6 and on disc DLC damaged them a good bit, its a shame since Cpacom was doing really well during 2000-2010 :/

DrowNoble
DrowNoble

To Capcom, how about making a Resident Evil survival horror game that is actually a survival horror game.  Ya know, like the first one... that started the franchise?

I quit playing RE games at #4.  I mean I start that game and farm wives are dodging bullets like Neo, I knew something was amiss.

Heck re-release the 1st game with updated graphics and throw it on steam for $15 I'd buy it.

lil_jon86
lil_jon86

Yes they are loosing a lot of money serves them right for screwing us fans and our favorite franchise

finalkain
finalkain

Dragons Dogma and its expansion is an Excellent title and extremely underrated. I cant stress enough how much people should get this game.

humanoid_K
humanoid_K

If those numbers are true, then they deserve worse for being total A-holes corporative pigs who only care about money. But in any case WHO CARES?

csvichf
csvichf

Are you replying to me? wtf I don't even know who Tanya is lol.

And if you read my comment I'm heavily implying that SF is the better deal.

MetaMods
MetaMods

If capcom decide not to hear anyone out then good luck. If you listen then make megaman and you be making at least little bit of profit. 

herminio01
herminio01

I bet they still haven't consider making a single change to their current business practice.

raddys2001
raddys2001

Oh let us see why hmm Operation Raccoon City,  Bionic Commando, RE6 the way you handled DLC should I go on.  

Tainted_Chi
Tainted_Chi

@sexlomka Survival horror not being profitable is no reason to screw up a survival horror franchise that is loved by fans and turn it into a cheap replica of the crappy movies. They could have made a new game for that crap and come back to RE when it was profitable again.

telaros
telaros

@hadlee73 Sad because originally SFIV was just a fun project for them that they weren't expecting to get much attention. A sort of shoutout to the fans.

Amazing what happens when you make a game JUST for fun and don't put any expectations behind it. When you make games you love, you tend to put more thought and devotion to smaller things. Those smaller things add up over time and you get something known as 'polished' product.

And what happened then? Fans ate it up, flaws and all!
Now if only they would go back to making games for making games sake. I'm sure they wouldn't be so loathed if they didn't betray the fans they once catered to. Good thing they still have die hards willing to overlook the bads. I gave up doing that years ago.

RX-78MajiGundam
RX-78MajiGundam

@HonorOfGod bout time this sh** happens to them. i doubt theyre going to learn their lesson though.

Tainted_Chi
Tainted_Chi

@arkhamcity54 Hopefully, then, someone will pick up Resident Evil and take it back to it's roots. The guys that did Alan Wake could probably do pretty well with it, but they're a really small studio... Konami perhaps...

jark888
jark888

@toddx77 Hmm...here're some more: 

RE Code Veronica X (on PS2, PS3, GC, Xbox 360) 

RE The Essential on PS2

RE Chronicles HD collection(or selection, JP version) for PS3

Biohazard Revival Selection (Only in Japan) for PS3 & Xbox 360

Gun Survival 2 Biohazard Code Veronica in arcade rail shooting game

RE Gaiden for Gameboy Color

RE Genesis on mobile

RE The Mission on mobile

RE Confidential Report File 4 on mobile

RE Uprising on Blackberry and Windowmobile

RE Degeneration on Iphone and mobile

RE Mercenaries VS. on Iphone

Biohazard 15th aniversary limited edition on PS3 only

RE 6 Archives on Xbox 360

RE 6 Anthology on PS3

sega4life
sega4life

@toddx77 Not sure, but 3 you forgot: RE2 for Tiger's Game.com system, RE Code Veronica Complete for DC Japan & Revelations for WiiU.

Tainted_Chi
Tainted_Chi

@derceto I hope they make negative profit. They will panic and give us everything we ever asked for then. :D

G4m3r0uTL4wZ
G4m3r0uTL4wZ

@Karjah Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen is IMO on the same level of epicness as Dark/demon Souls, 3 of my favorite games of this gen. Im glad I only paid 20$ for Revelations cause this shit is another action-packed disgrace to both Survival games and RE in general. Since RE4 (Re4 included) this serie has lost its identity,its gameplay turned to shit theyre trying to make fucking movies with forced AI partners for more plot holes and dialogues,a streamlined game which focuses too much on action and provides wayyyyyyyyyy too much ressources(Summersault Hunters in the face and punch zombies? Yeah right.)  RE:0, REmake,RE2,3,CVX and Outbreak + file 2 = what RE is.

ZombieGuy78
ZombieGuy78

@DrowNoble better yet, remake re1, re2, and re3 with re4 engine, cut the crap with the ganados and majinis and make them in less tan one year and give them under 10 each. and i'd (probably) buy them.

humanoid_K
humanoid_K

@finalkain Yeah? But besides DD, what other game can you name today that would save some dignity to Crapcom? Shit happens, and hopefully Capcom is going to disappear for good. 

IceJester45
IceJester45

@csvichf You posted in the wrong place. Plus, I was replying to the guy who replied to you.


Tanya is a Mortal Kombat character, by the way. The dude that replied to you said every Mortal Kombat character ever is in MK Komplete. Well, Tanya isn't. Neither are dozens of others.

DrowNoble
DrowNoble

@ZombieGuy78 @DrowNoble Well RE3 would need a few tweaks as it wasn't as good as the first or second games, but it was still better than RE4 in my opinion.  RE4 was a decent action game, but wasn't a good survival horror game (kinda the point).

finalkain
finalkain

@humanoid_K @finalkain DD Displays such quality I am dying for a sequel. Capcom definitely needs a Management shuffle like Square Enix did. Time for some fresh ideas both in games and out. 

They have leaned for far too long on SF, RE and a handful of others, while not broadening their IPs enough like DD.


To say for them to "Dissapear" though is ridiculous honestly. They have been around since the NES, they just need new leadership.

Japanese are a stubborn lot =P

G4m3r0uTL4wZ
G4m3r0uTL4wZ

@finalkain @humanoid_K and talented..but except for DD:DA  capcom failed at showing their talent lately..