Dead Rising 3 and Monster Hunter 4 lead Capcom to profit

Dead Rising 3 has sold 1.2 million copies, Monster Hunter 4 shifts 4.1 million.

Xbox One launch title Dead Rising 3 has now shifted 1.2 million copies, Capcom has said, meaning the title has hit its internal sales target.

But it's the Japanese release of Monster Hunter 4 that's really done the business for Capcom for the financial year ended March 31. Released last September in Japan, the 3DS title has seen 4.1 million sales on its home turf. Capcom praised the title for its "explosive popularity" and was delighted to report that it saw "long lines forming at major retailers across the nation since the release date."

What about Capcom's other recent titles? Resident Evil Revelations shifted over 1 million copies, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen sales were "firm", DuckTales Remastered experienced an "over-performance" and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Dual Destinies "basically achieved" its sales target.

Lost Planet 3, however, failed to meet expectations. Poor Lost Planet 3. Capcom blamed its poor sales on intense competition in the US and European markets.

All in all, Capcom saw its profits rise almost 16 percent to 3.4 billion yen ($33.4m/£19.7m). Overall sales came in at 102 billion yen ($1 bn/£591m).

We don't know much about what Capcom has got planned for the next year outside of free-to-play PS4 adventure Deep Down. Capcom isn't telling, either, but did say it will focus on its mobile gaming business and online-focused PC titles in the coming year.

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wexnfx
wexnfx

Case West 2 and Dead Rising 4 confirmed?

chev93449
chev93449

And how long will it take Capcom to fuck themselves with another bad idea for a quick buck? 

milleniaxender
milleniaxender

Crapcom should bring the Monster Hunter games to next-gen consoles and the U.S. But NO!! Crapcom is crappy!

onixevil
onixevil

They look like small third party company regardless from what they accomplish on making games

Vodoo
Vodoo

Dead Rising 3 kicked ass!!! Best zombie game I ever played in my 30 yrs of gaming.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

I'm glad for Capcom. Looking forward to USF4 in a couple months. I may even buy the physical disc in August. 

immortality20
immortality20

Good for Capcom, I had a lot of fun with Dead Rising 3, besides the huge patch they put on it (12 GB!!). I hope we'll see a better Resident Evil at E3 and I hope they keep making good games, maybe try their hand at another new IP besides Deep Down.

grove12345
grove12345

Only thing i want from capcom. Bring MH series to mainstream consoles in the US and..... Dragons Dogma 2. DD easily one of the best RPGs i played in decades

Kjranu
Kjranu

Tsk, they would sell much more had they not made DR3 exclusive on Xlame One. 

grenadehh
grenadehh

And yet MH4 would sell easily another 2 million if it wasn't exclusive.

MAXAM999
MAXAM999

Capcom , Calm your horses before jumping in a random conclusion and think with logic

We haven't seen any Playstation exclusive from them recently to judge sales

- Don't count Deep Down its a F2P -

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Problem is Capcom now has nothing for a couple years.  Expect some bad quarters coming up.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

you know what will raise your profit more Capcom? Megaman Legends 3 and Power Stone

Arsyad00
Arsyad00

their game are consosist

jayjay444
jayjay444

Dead rising 3 is easily the best next gen game so far iv'e completed it 6 times and killed 213889 zombies,great game worth every penny. 

UseThisUserName
UseThisUserName

They would have sold more if they made for PS4. Morons. 

XBone4DaWin
XBone4DaWin

@Kjranu  Yeah usually what happens when you compare exclusives to multi-plats. You are a GENIUS

Kjranu
Kjranu

@grenadehh  No kidding. Vita is selling like hot cakes and MH4 would sell much more if it was on Vita as well. Capcom seem to still have this antiquated sixth gen mindset where third parties got to maintain a semblance of loyalty to console makers. 

Kjranu
Kjranu

@XBone4DaWin @Kjranu  Well, yes, but Capcom had nothing to benefit from going exclusive with DR3 except Microsoft dollars. In end, they really lost out because DR3 had potential to be a much bigger game if it was open to the Playstation crowd that is 7 million strong and counting. 

grenadehh
grenadehh

@Kjranu @grenadehh  I will never, ever, ever, never ever buy a Nintendo system to play a main series MH game. I bought a PSP and got freedom unite, and have never played it. So, they get no sale from me. Sorry Capcom.


If I already happened to own a Nintendo, then yes, I would buy the game.

MAXAM999
MAXAM999

@DVONvX that's a first party studio owned by Sony .. let alone every single game in the gaming industry sold really well on Playstation brand , so don't even try

This is Capcom ... DERP

joke_man
joke_man

@origkillmachine @grenadehh @jayjay444  


" dont like it. So, as far as I'm concerned, it's not a good game. "


You do know those things aren't mutually exclusive?


You can see something as objectively "good" and still dislike it.  Or, at least see why a majority of people would like something even if you don't.  

grenadehh
grenadehh

@origkillmachine @grenadehh  Well we're on the same page. Fortunately I bought DR3 with birthday gift cards so if I was disappointed in it - I sold it for financial emergency reasons - I wouldn't be upset I guess. The entire KZ franchise disappoints me, if I did buy PS4 I wouldn't have even bothered.

origkillmachine
origkillmachine

@grenadehh I never finished any of them, either. I bought DR3 on a whim, falling for beginning of gen hype. Needless to say I am going to take it as a learning lesson and be much more selective as time moves forward. Same goes for KZ:SF. bought it, and did nothing for me but burn a hole in my pocket.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@origkillmachine @grenadehh @jayjay444  That same logic applies to all the DR games and frankly it's why I never finished any of them.  The time limit also really doesn't make it appealing.

origkillmachine
origkillmachine

@grenadehh @origkillmachine@jayjay444 I dont like it. So, as far as I'm concerned, it's not a good game. You are free to disagree, doesn't make a difference to me. I'm not going to sit here and rationalize it to you.

bottom of the line: I played it, I got bored, I stopped playing it. Tried playing it again, same thing. You can only hack/drive your way through zombies so many times before it gets old. 

grenadehh
grenadehh

@MAXAM999 @grenadehh  I'm not either now that I played them. I like UC2 and I like some of the set pieces from UC3, but I was tired of mass murdering people before even the end of UC1 - a god awful ending with a completely OP boss I might add.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@MAXAM999 @DVONvX  You do realize Uncharted is the perfect Xbox 360 game. Shallow, linear, unending corridor genocider with minimal puzzles or story. By the Sony fankid definition. Funny how they cling to it as if it's a good franchise.