Capcom profits jump 355 percent

Publisher hauls $51.3 million profit on $570 million in revenue for six-month period ended September 30; Dragon's Dogma "exceeding expectations."

Resident Evil publisher Capcom enjoyed a healthy first six months of its fiscal year. The company reported earnings today for the six-month period ended September 30, revealing profits surged 355 percent to ¥4.125 billion ($51.3 million) on revenue of ¥45.538 billion ($570 million). That figure is up 55.7 percent from the same period a year ago.

Capcom called out Resident Evil 6 and Dragon's Dogma in its earnings report, reiterating that the former has shipped 4.5 million units worldwide as of October 4. Additionally, the company said Dragon's Dogma has benefited from popularity that is "exceeding expectations" and reiterated that the role-playing game has shipped over one million units.

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City may not have won over critics, but the game continues to see a "steady growth" in sales, Capcom said. Further, downloadable content for the game has enjoyed "stable popularity," the company said, with these offering contributing to improved profit figures.

In the social game space, Capcom said Resident Evil: Outbreak Survive has now amassed more than 2 million registered members. Additionally, the firm touted Minna to Monhan Card Master as a boon, saying that game has been "steadily gaining" new users.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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jhcho2
jhcho2

Despite breaking the RE series, Capcom still sees a 350% rise in profits. I'm not sure who is to blame here - Capcom or the consumers

Kaz32
Kaz32

It's sad that Asura's Wrath is not mentioned. That game is an underrated classic. Who cares about the QTEs? It's an interactive anime for God's sake, it's expected to use that! Just look at the final boss. It's the best boss in history of videogames.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXpvLnDM15A

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

They should use that money and focus on Dragon's Dogma 2. As far as I'm concerned, making DD2 with a lot more improvements is the only thing that will make me buy a Capcom product.

cunhafp
cunhafp

If this numbers are relative to the first months of the year (till September), how come do you include Resident Evil 6 in this?

kohle36
kohle36

Nooooo people, don't let them think that what they've been pulling is okay....

When they put out shit titles and milk dlc like it's going out of style, and STILL sell sell sell, how likely is it that they'll put any amount of effort into the quality of future titles? I can't wait to see what they do to their fans' pockets next

corteztheg
corteztheg

just give us powerstone 1 on xbox live

franzito
franzito

Capcom pretty much started to die after killing Megaman off. Never played Dragon's Dogma but I'm still a RE fan. They have plenty of good old games for the nostalgic ones like me, so, even if their great series end up badly, I'll always have emulators to cope with.

tightwad34
tightwad34

I did like Dragon's Dogma. It is definately not my GOTY, though. It just felt very, very unpolished. I guess that shouldn't be a big surprise for a new IP. I am glad to see it do well and get a sequel because I think they will do it one or even two better.

RicewarriorZ
RicewarriorZ

Good for DD considering it wasn't advertised much.The game has a lot of potential and hopefully they'll release a sequel with a lot more improvements. 

Aiberg
Aiberg

i knew that people would still buy Resident Evil games no more how bad they are. You know Capcom will only bring out more bad games if you keep on encouraging them.

midnightclubx
midnightclubx

And to anyone that wants to start a flame war, keep in mind that I don't hate Capcom because it's "cool" to do so (I never wanted to hate them ever because they were one of my favorite companies); I grew up with that company loving their games, what they have been doing the past few years was one misstep after another, from cancelling a bunch of Mega Man games despite the fact he is still popular to allowing their other franchises to look completely different in style and content (outsourcing a game isn't a big problem if the original creator is involved or the game they are working on will satisfy the 'niche' as well as the originals did; not the case for DMC obviously IMHO) . 

 

Anyway, all that aside, Capcom has a long way to go to win back the trust of the fans that have loved their games for the right reasons, and if it has to start with reviving an overlooked classic like Okami, then so be it. 

midnightclubx
midnightclubx

I would make yet another scathing Capcom comment, but they DID actually do something right with the help of Hexa Drive with Okami HD. Give us Onimusha and Viewtiful Joe in HD and maybe, just MAYBE, I will start forgiving you.

singhellotaku
singhellotaku

Remember how well the first Crackdown sold? thats why Dragons Dogma did well.

SavageEvil
SavageEvil

Dragon's Dogma FTW!!! Funny thing is last year I only heard about this game because it was going to be bundled with passcode for RE6, but after watching the trailer I was sold and was like this is Monster Hunter lite. This game is so freaking good, while it needs a much much larger world to traverse in and allow more things to be affected by your actions and a hop in hop out co-op. Seriously I was impressed by the game play, the weapon upgrading, armor and enemies, not all enemies were smart as the Dragon types. I hope Capcom does this series justice, I haven't bought a single piece of DLC as I don't see the point since I beat the game twice already on my main PSN and half way through on my sub account. I'm trying to see how to get different results on some of the quests and some quests are still rock hard to complete since you have idea where to begin searching, lol.  Love the armor nod to Sword of the Berserk, wished that they also tossed in the armor and weapons of the Sengoku Basara series in there too.  I am awaiting Dark Arisen DLC, if that is priced under $10 and brings even more to the map, like what is beyond that damned Shadow Fort gate I am game. 

Spoiler alert, I loved how if you do not defeat the Griffin on the Hunt mission the first time you encounter it, you have to chase it all the way to Blue Moon Tower, epic battle.  I hope Dark Arisen ups the difficulty that scales to your level to keep things interesting. Also I was a bit upset I wasn't able to search about in the GreatWall right after I defeat the Wights of salvation, that cut scene comes in too quickly forcing me to kill one at a time, lol. Next play through, but for now I will traverse the everfall for all those sweets armors I saw at the pawn store. Love the random way things can happen, I saw a Griffin preying on those Saurian next to Gran Soren,  random pawns fighting with wolves and bandits.

A sequel to this game should just build on everything that makes this one so good and just capitalize, flesh out the story some more but I completely understood the stood it all. It's just basically a circle of life thing Arisen chosen to fight the dragon and he chooses between his love and land. Choices have repercussions and it's just which one can you live with. I want to see what happens in other lands that the Dragon comes to and one thing threw me, the Arisen is the Dragon?!? This game must get a sequel and none of the weird armor DLC either, real additions like more story and map to traverse even enemies and weapons.

Telekenesis123
Telekenesis123

So happy Dragon's Dogma did well, it's the game I've most enjoyed this year.  It has so much potential in sequels, especially on a next gen platform (technologically speaking, so not Wii U) as you could tell some things had to be toned down due to the limitations of this gen.

 

"Additionally, the company said Dragon's Dogma has benefited from popularity that is "exceeding expectations" and reiterated that the role-playing game has shipped over one million units."

 

Don't think that's very accurate of them to say, before release in interviews they were talking 5 million+ sold, ridiculous I know but those were the numbers they were throwing around.

thingta42
thingta42

Dragons Dogma is a game i still go back to and play. Anyone who likes an action RPG with little story but alot of fighting should get a good kick from it.

shadow580
shadow580

I like that Dragon's Dogma had success but I don't like Capcom's business practices. They are just going to continue, especially after seeing that profit.

Maelstrom52
Maelstrom52

Don't care too much about the other games, but I'm so happy that Dragon's Dogma sold well.  That game was absolutely amazing, and didn't get as much press as their other games.  Good to see that quality doesn't go unnoticed.

Albelnox0
Albelnox0

a lot of this hate was generated by fans and people  themselves they just WANT a reason to hate and complain on capcom. Cause its cool to hate on capcom,, companies, and AAA games. I remember when people played games for fun, and didn't B*** about everything about a game. instead now we have , "IM ENTITLED TO THIS, MAKE A GAME LIKE THIS LIKE THAT, COMPANIES ARE EVIL, I WANT TO MOVE WHILE SHOOTING, I WANT TANK CONTROLS BACK" calm the f down and stop taking games seriously, its like politics with video games now its fing sad.

Yalaa1
Yalaa1

Good for them, i'm not a big fan of their games anymore but i won't forget those awesome games they made: Street Fighter, Mega Man, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Capcom VS, Ace Attorney, Monster Hunter too many great games Capcom is definitely one of the best game developers ever.

rah_xephon23
rah_xephon23

Glad to see an amazing game like RE 6 do well despite the " it's cool to hate on big named games" bandwagon! Bring on RE 7!

DesertEaglex24
DesertEaglex24

RE6 is proof that you can put the RE name on a pile of crap and it will sell

eva02langley
eva02langley

Capcom is now the EA of Japan... I will never accept the crap they did with SFXTekken and... 3 frigging versions of SF4... nope, I am done capcom!

Ledah
Ledah

Dragon's Dogma was a good game, but the RE games released this year? That's incredibly unexpected, to be honest I barely found them to be playable, much less enjoyable.

l3igl3oss
l3igl3oss

Ok, Capcom, now jump in the console market with your own machine!

risako9
risako9

C'mon guys, remember the days when CAPCOM delivered the first Street Fighter to our shores? The first RE we played? Breath of fire? Killer7? Viewtiful Joe? Well, i know CAPCOM turned into a business minded company but i'm really thankful that they are not yet dying. 

 

humpmasterflex
humpmasterflex

 @corteztheg 

 

yes, they need to release both powerstone games on PSN/XBL/STEAM and make them MULTIPLAYER ONLINE compatible. Best party brawler ever made, Smash bros aint got nothing on PS series

kohle36
kohle36

 @midnightclubx And yet, they dissolved Clover and ended up disbanding the team that created Okami, even though it was the only studio at Capcom doing anything even remotely interesting after RE4. At the time, they didn't care that Okami was a great game, just that it didn't sell as much as they wanted it to.

Don't get me wrong, I love the fact that they HD'd and re-released the game (as you might have guessed), but I can't help but wonder if it was due to an acknowledgment of the artistic and creative merits of the game, or a post-facto recognition of the high regard in which the game was held and its good press? It's hard to shake the feeling that this is just an attempt to see if they can't squeeze a little more out of the IP, which they have no intention of reviving or doing anything else with.

jon2435
jon2435

 @Maelstrom52 I also glad Dragon's Dogma did well.  It could be better on the story front, but the gameplay makes up for it.  I'll buy the next Dragon's Dogma.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

 @rah_xephon23 If you feel RE6 was an amazing game I feel you must not have played any of the original games and don't know what made RE good and made people fans of the franchise. RE6 is a game, but not a Resident Evil game. It just uses the title and characters but throws what people loved about it out the window. That is why people don't like it. People don't want another action game clone. People wanted another game that felt like a Resident Evil game and was actually a horror game again, not a blockbuster zombie action game.

alenth
alenth

 @rah_xephon23 If the game is good it would be impossible to find haters and everyone will praise it, but that is not the case, as simple as that.

midnightclubx
midnightclubx

 @kohle36 True; this is Capcom that owns the IP rights after all. Part of me wishes that Platinum Games would "Buy back" the rights, but I know that won't happen anytime soon.

 

All we can do  for now is, like all other companies, buy their products when they are doing something right with no intention to sell it piece by piece (otherwise wait for the GOTY edition), as profits are the strongest voices for any corporation. 

Albelnox0
Albelnox0

 @Strider8009 sorry but I like play games not based on what other people want.   I've been an RE fan for a long time and have laughed at so many hypocritical statements on the hate on RE6.  I've recently did a marathon replaying all my RE games 1-6, and trust me i ran into so many things that have been done before in past REs, that people are complaining with 6.   The fans don't know what they want or they are just complaining just for the sake of complaining so they can look cool amongst everyone else.  Go visit some twitch streams and no matter what game the streamer is playing everyone will try bashing the game just so they can look powerful and cool.   People need to get minds of their own either that or stop trying so hard to fit into "society".    For example, "people were complaining about not being able to move while shooting, and now everyone wants tank controls back." seriously everyone else and you jsut want a reason to bash on capcom.  Its no longer about games in general its just about overempowering a company for no fing reason but just to feel good about yourself and to have popularity contest amongst your friends.   And don't fing deny it cause if you do then i guess your write, ignorance is bliss along side with your HYPOCRISY!!!  Hypocrite.

rah_xephon23
rah_xephon23

Nope, played every RE since the 1st. way back in the 90's .I see the newer RE's as a evolution of the series. Besides all my friends like RE 6 so I assume most are living in the past or never played the game.

Kaz32
Kaz32

 @alenth  Most importantly, have you even played the game yet? I bet you never even touch it but you just talk and talk and talk like an asshole without even knowing the reason why. You definitely have the "I don't watch it, but I hate it anyway" mentality, you don't actually look at what you are bashing. Instead of accusing people who likes RE6 of being fanboys, If you want to comment on the quality of something, try to actually watch/read/play/listen to at least a substantial part of that work, especially when the number of person that defend it is this many. If not, then you are what you accuse these people of: a  hypocrite troll.

Kaz32
Kaz32

 @alenth  Being too negative about one game is really increasing the level of dickery of yourself you know.

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@alenth I disagree, there would be haters still just a lot LOT fewer haters.

l3igl3oss
l3igl3oss

 @GamerMani No ****, Sherlock! But in reality it is called, CapC.O.M. (Cap consumers over money)

l3igl3oss
l3igl3oss

 @RitsukoEX Yes, I am insane, I see I forgot to add the sarcasm tags... Nevertheless, if too much money is putting them in a position of "We dont care for the franchises quality until our profits start declining", then perhaps a big investment, like a console, will make them work harder, because they have something to keep, rather than let it drown them. But if this applies to them, then off course others could have entered the race earlier. Neo Geo kept and keeps trying and they´re not as wealthy...

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

 @RitsukoEX  @l3igl3oss On the bright side it might out them under and our favorite franchises can be laid to rest before Capcom completely runs them into the ground and makes us hate the games we grew up with.

Albelnox0
Albelnox0

 @Strider8009

 Yup you can jump on the back of a gigantos and hit his week spot all Kratos style with QTE

Albelnox0
Albelnox0

 @Strider8009 Again your saying that Leon, in RE4, that you can't jump on the back of a Gigantos when its down, and slash at its weak spot with Leon's knife while mashing a button are you sure about that cause im not the one looking bad right now.