Capcom Profit Jumps 100% Thanks in Part to Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition

Japanese publisher posts solid numbers for latest quarter; Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate nearing 4 million sales.

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Dead Rising and Resident Evil publisher Capcom on Thursday announced sales results for the three-month quarter ended June 30, and the results were strong. Overall net sales rose to ¥14.5 billion ($116 million), up 51.9 percent compared to last year. Total net income, meanwhile, surged an even healthier 104.9 percent to ¥1.57 billion ($12.6 million).

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A key contributor to Capcom's success in the quarter was Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition, which the company said "sold well," with the majority of units sold digitally. In addition, other titles, including Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Resident Evil Revelations 2, and Resident Evil HD enjoyed "robust" sales.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has now sold more than 3.9 million units worldwide, Capcom said. Though sales figures for the other games were not announced, we already knew that the new Resident Evil HD remake had passed 1 million in sales so far.

It wasn't all good news for Capcom in the quarter, however, as the company's online games "remained soft," while mobile titles also were "generally soft." However, the company noted that its new mobile game Smurf's Village and the Magical Meadow "made a good start."

Capcom's video game business, called Digital Contents, overall posted ¥6.3 billion ($50.7 million) net sales during the quarter, up from ¥5.5 billion ($44.3 million) this time last year. Operating income, meanwhile, was ¥1.1 billion ($8.8 million), down 2.2 percent from last year.

The publisher has a handful of other business units, including "Amusement Equipments"--this sector performed the best during the quarter. Sales jumped by more than 300 percent, thanks in part to the launch of the Resident Evil 6 Pachinko arcade game.

Capcom was not the only Japanese gaming company to report earnings today. Sony's report today showed yet another quarter of strong PlayStation 4 sales, among other things.

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GG easy Ninja Theory :v

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NINJA THEORY BTFO

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Let's have a REAL Devil May Cry 5 with the REAL Dante Capcom!! You want our $$$ right?

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@pigboy: ass hurt fanboy.....

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@pigboy: of course they do, to make more monster hunters, mobile games and to make more remastered games..

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I'm kinda surprised, I didn't think that DMC 4 special edition would sell well at all. Either way good to hear they're doing alright, now get on that RE2 remake asap!

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@Stogin: You obviously didn't play that farce that is DmC with it's elementary combos, DMC 4 stomps that game in the challenge department by a country mile DMC 3 is the best hands down but all pale in comparison to spectacle, absurdity and challenge to Bayonetta 1 and 2, I own them all. DMC 3 is very close to Bayonetta 1 in terms of combat and constant movement never giving an inch but Bayonetta 2 takes the cake that is just absurdity on a whole other level.

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@SavageEvil: so we're gonna leave out the big backtrack fest that DMC4 was? Okay.

Plus....DmC wasn't bad at all........story sucked but other than that , pretty decent.

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@SavageEvil: DmC with it's elementary combos,"

Elementary Combos huh? Then how come I haven't anyone play DmC like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2homPuDF6o

"DMC 4 stomps that game in the challenge department"

PFFHAHAHAHAH sure if you suck that is. DmC:DE just amp up the challenge. Now being able to make the game the hardest since DMC3:SE. DMC4:SE is almost as hard as DmC vanilla. Meaning it can be not too hard, but not too easy.

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Maybe now they will work on DMC5. and forget that remake.

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why i get the feeling that they're making this up so other companies start to work with them like to save them from bankrupting

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Hopefully this'll inspire them to make DMC5 as opposed to DmC2.

Although, it must be hard for them to keep making fresh combat systems at this point, especially after Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition.

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@naryanrobinson: Maybe they'll try again, DMC4 Extra Special Edition? :)

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I say TEAM UP with Platinum games for the next DMC! :D oh wait... How about Team NINJA ? And add a sexy new female fighter (playable) to the series... ;D

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good now make a proper sequel to devil may cry & not dmc

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So you gonna continue with the DMC franchise then, huh Capcom?

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So you release games people want and they do well? Go figure. I think this confirms that DmC is dead.

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See this capcom? Now please make DMC5, finally.

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Im pretty sure its all thanks to Monster Hunter 4 on 3DS. Unless DMC Remaster beat it those months. Congrats Monster Hunter 4 team, yall released an awesome game.

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Congratulations.

hope the next game going to be a blast too. :)

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this is just sad ! I use to admire Capcom , we grow up playing their games .... now they are like literary dead .....

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Anyway I got dmc4 on disc because capcom couldn't bother realise game on disc

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Wait what? Capcom made a game called Smurf's village?

So uh yeah...Capcom, go back to focusing on that Resident Evil 2 HD please. And a proper Breath of Fire.

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they made good money on there remakes hopefully more games get remade,id like too see the fallouts and elder scrolls get remade for a start

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How can the profit rise 100% from a remaster of game 8 years old??
Oh, wait, it's Capcom.

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@Warlord_Irochi: This is not a remaster you dumb weeaboo.

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@Warlord_Irochi: It didn't cost them a lot to develop.

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@lunchbox2042: True that remasters re cheap, but still; duplicating their profit with a single game from their full portfolio is a bit weird...