Capcom Profits Increase, Poor Resident Evil 6 and DmC Sales - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 February 2013 / 6,107 Views

Capcom has released its report for the first nine months of its current fiscal year. The nine month period ended December 31, 2012. Revenue increased 44.6 percent year-on-year to 72.7 billion Yen, from 50.27 billion Yen a year ago. Profits grew 105 percent to 6.6 billion Yen, from 3.24 billion Yen.

Capcom did note poor sales for Resident Evil 6. Resident Evil 6 sold 1.1 million units in the third quarter. Capcom said sales for the game started off strong, but quickly "lost momentum." 4.80 million units of the game were shipped to retail.

Dragon's Dogma shipment figures reached 1.25 million units and shipment totals for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City reached 0.65 million units.

Capcom has revised its forecast for the full fiscal year, which ends March 31, 2013.Revenue has been revised to 93.50 billion Yen, up from 82.07 billion Yen. However profits were dropped to 6.50 billion Yen, from 6.72 billion Yen.

Resident Evil 6 shipments are expected to only increase to 5.00 for the full fiscal year. Also 1.00 million units of DmC: Devil May Cry were shipped to retailers in January. Shipments are expected to reach 1.20 million units.

Capcom expects to sell a total of 14.00 million units, down 1.70 million when compared to a year ago. The main difference in sales comes from a drop of 2.00 million units in Japan. Sales in North America are expected to be up 100,000 units and 200,000 in Europe.

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Ganoncrotch (on 04 February 2013)

so basically they're no longer selling games just making money on DLC?

theprof00 (on 06 February 2013)

Wow 5 million shipped, only sold 1.1m to customers

Ganoncrotch (on 07 February 2013)

we're gonna need a big bargain bin for the other 4million copies :D

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FujiokaMidori (on 04 February 2013)

Because Resident Evil 6 was horrible. I wouldn't be surprised if Revelations Unvelied sells more.

Heavenly_King (on 05 February 2013)

I wont because the price is outrageous. $50 for a 3DS port? No thanks

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Ganoncrotch (on 07 February 2013)

I paid 50euros for it on the 3ds when it came out and it was worth every cent so yeah get it scaled up to HD and you have another Classic resi evil game on the HD twins. Revelations plays exactly like Resi Evil 4! buy buy buy.

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MichiGen (on 05 February 2013)

I'm sure that as soon as people realize how stupid they were for not buying DMC only because of the hair of the character, the numbers will go up. Also the release of God of War Ascension will help, since after that, people will want to play more hack'n slash action. The level design is gorgeous, I've never seen such things in a game before (I wonder what kind of drugs NT is using), soundtrack is sheer excellence and combat system offers such a wild combos like no other action game today.

venomcarnage (on 05 February 2013)

So they are gonna stop being stupid when they realize they were being stupid for not buying the game because of the hair was stupid?

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A203D (on 05 February 2013)

Well I think it was a great game, I had more fun with the combat than DMC1 and DMC3, and it got great reviews. The problem is that they brought it out at the wrong time. Releasing a reboot of a series that had a 5 year hiatus at the end of a console cycle is dangero

Capcom should release a special edition of the game at 60 FPS, Turbo Mode, all the DLC, etc, next year (like they did for DMC3). for the PS4 and the 720 to incentivise the players who didn't pick it up to play it.

That aside, the sales really arn't that bad, not as high as Capcom expected, but its doing okay, I think we'll have a couple of supprises with this one!

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Ganoncrotch (on 07 February 2013)

I'm sure anyone who didn't buy DMC will be perfectly happy when god of war rolls out and they get their jollies from that and not have to live with what scraps of games they loved that Capcom dish out to them, Did I mention that DMC has old dante as Day one dlc if you wanna pay? whoooopsy people love capcom Day1 dlc

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