Capcom shares hit five-year high

The Japanese publisher's stock has risen 33 percent so far this year.

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Capcom, developer and publisher of the Resident Evil franchise, today saw its shares hit a five-year high, closing at 2,855 yen (approx $25) on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Bloomberg reports that this was the highest close for the company since September 26, 2002, and that the climb was due to "expectation sales," meaning the assumption that upcoming Capcom Wii games will boost earnings. Capcom expects annual sales to rise 11 percent after doubling the number of its Wii titles to six.

The Osaka-based company's stock has risen 14 percent in the last two days alone, totalling a 33 percent gain in the last year, compared to an 8.8 percent decline in the benchmark Topix index.

Capcom was founded in 1979 and has published franchises including the Resident Evil (Biohazard in Japan), Devil May Cry, and Phoenix Wright series, along with critically acclaimed titles, including Okami, from its now defunct Clover Studio.

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yeah Don't be in a hurry just do a great work that's cool

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Wonderful news for capcom keep up the good work! But i have a question for you is there ever going to be a new POWERSTONE coming out anytime soon?

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Give me DMC4 and RE5! :D

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they deserve glory this year above anythingelse from me just cause they redrew sf2

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The benefits of programming for the Wii get clearer and clearer. SF4: Wii!

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Wow, the one time I actually care about money/profit news!! Great for capcom. It's sad when once great companies die hard. (I'm from the unforgetible nintendo era)

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great news indeed... so many awesome games have been enjoyed thus far and many more are on the way :roll: now I wait patiently for news on another Dead Rising...

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Great news for Capcom. Now lets hope that this leads to them announcing Okami for release on Wii . . . it's an easy buck and it'd open the game up to a whole new audience! And that game definitely deserves it. I can't wait for RE: Umbrella Chronicles either. :)

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Capcom is an amazing Game Developer.

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This is no surprise. Capcom and Konami are the world's greatest third party developers hands down. With out them there is not alot to be excited about.

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Good for them. Maybe that leads to a better RE5?

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nice

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this game looks owsem & can't wait to come out on PS3

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Man, you got to love Resident Evil games lol

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does this mean they will release RE5 faster since they have more money now ?

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So what's the word on Seeds since Clover Studio's "defunct"?

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"Franzkill neoyamaneko what do you know about games? Chaos Legion was actually good" Then again, there are people that defend Catwoman and Bratz as good movies. :roll: CL was a waste of $10 when I bought it in a bargain bin a few years ago. And check Metacritic....both versions of the game are not thought of in any high regard.

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I think Capcom is by far the best 3rd party dev out there. Overall they are 2nd next to Nintendo.

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Some Wii love over here please capcom :)

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Good for them.

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RESIDENT EVIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IS THE BEST DEVILMAYCRY 2ND THEN MEGAMAN AND THEN CAPCOM IS THE BEST

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love capcom for their amazing resident evil series! LONG LIVE BARRY BURTON!

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3rd strike online please, now Cappy!

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All episodes are good, of every games no doubt.

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Hey, you forgot to list Ghost n Ghouls and Street fighter II.

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Gr33dy83, nah you know, I agree with you, I still want the Street Fighter series to keep it's 2D roots, also they should take a look at themselves because they made the worst fighting game ever made in my opinion, I don't know about the others) that game was a total disaster, and I also want them to get the Marvel License back, screw EA & Activision!!!!

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only thing that i like from them is resident evil

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Gr33dy83, Look up the Street Fighter EX series sometime. You'll see what happens when Street Fighter goes 3D.

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DangerT3 ya right those games in my eyes brought capcom to the business, hahaha yeah street figher does need something new, they didn't evolve like mortal kombat did they just stayed 90's graphics, but i guess it would be weird due to the type of fighting and moves in street fighter to put em into 3D

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meimnobody: "They didn't both games bombed in Japan." It's old news that success in North America alone is more than enough to make a game hugely profitable.

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yea, that's great! now get your asses in gear and make marvel vs. capcom 3

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cool i guess. good job capcom or something.

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Wow, they didn't mention Street Fighter & Megaman, those were the 2 of the series that actually gave the company a lot of recognition way before Resident Evil and Devil May Cry, that's why I don't like this Market... And everytime they interview a representative or developer, they never ask them if they ever gonna make a whole new Street Fighter... I mean, I love Street Fighter 2 and the idea for the Super Street Fighter 2 HD Remix, but come on Capcom, it's too much Street Fighter 2 already, give your fans something NEW, I mean it!!!!

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mmm thats true..i guess more & more people are waiting to buy RE5... This one is one of my must have, can wait for it.

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Capcom! Rember this when Resident Evil 5, 6, 7 and Devil May Cry 4, 5 comes out and A new next gen Megaman gets developed. It was because of the 360 this happened.

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meimnobody, It WAS absolutely Dead Rising and Lost Planet that started this Gens uphill climb for Capcoms success. BOTH of these games OUTSOLD even Capcoms projected estimated sales by more than 2X, so if the games came out in America first, which they did, and the sales in America were over twice what they expected, which they were, how in the world would you think that they didn't turn a huge profit after any given marketing? Marketing is always factored into sales returns. Come on. Oh, and Dead Rising sold over half a million copies in TWO WEEKS!!! IN AMERICA ALONE, making it the fastest selling Xbox360 game at the time, so who cares about the WORLDWIDE sales of the Wii's edition of RE4. << LINK REMOVED >>

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Excellent to see.

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"No, it couldnt be that they hit gravy with Dead Rising and Lost Planet on 360." They didn't both games bombed in Japan. The ad campaigns cost tens of millions dollars each game and the games didn't make up the costs incured from development as well as advertising. Resident Evil 4 wii edition has sold over half a million copies worldwide while capcom was expecting lifetime sales of the game to be half a million worldwide if I recall correctly.

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And, what about MegaMan? It deserves to be on that list. We know you hate MegaMan, GameSpot, but he deserves to be on that list. I'm beginning to hate this site.

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I did my duty and helped Capcom and I bought my Lost Planet and Dead Rising :)

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Resident Evil are just great games

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"Capcom was founded in 1979 and has published franchises including the Resident Evil (Biohazard in Japan), Devil May Cry, and Phoenix Wright series," I never thought I'd see a list of Capcom series' without Megaman...

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No, it couldnt be that they hit gravy with Dead Rising and Lost Planet on 360. No, according to this article, it's the upcoming Wii support that really hit shares home. Gimme a break with this Wii stuff already, the games to console ratio are less than 1 game per system sold. Capcom are ready to start moving on to DMC4 and RE5, that's why the shares went up. Real Next Gen games are where software sales will come from, as well as proven successful franchises, not Wii faddery.

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i love capcom games. cant wait for RE5 or devil may cry 4 :)

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kids be forgettin god hand

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There is a reason that Capcom has been around for as long as they have, they know games. Sure they have had some real crap games in the past but virtually every company does. Awesome job Capcom.

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How about Lost Planet & Dead Rising sequels on 360?

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I hope they decide to make sequels to Lost Planet and Dead Rising. I'm also looking forward to DMC4 and RE:UC. Though, it's sad that Clover Studios is gone, because I don't think Capcom is going to make much of their IP (like Viewtiful Joe or Okami).

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Whoa and RE5 hasn't evenbeen released yet, well done Capcom !!

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