Capcom's Investor Relations page updated this morning to include the the financial results for the third quarter of the fiscal year 2009, and here's what it had to say:
Sales got a nice boost, and income is well above last year's numbers. The earnings per share would also make any investor's day.
It goes into details about the games who made them profit, and their flagship game was Monster Hunter Tri, who "achieved healthy growth". Other games deserving a pat on their backs are Mega Man Exe: Operate Shooting Star, Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, Resident Evil 5 and Sengoku Basara Battle Heroes.
They also achieved said healthy growth in Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney for mobile phones and Ghosts'n Goblins Gold Knights and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney for iPod Touch and iPhone.
And talking about the future, Capcom is not so bright for this fourth quarter, ending in March 2010. With no major releases, all they got is Dark Void and Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition mentioned in their sales plans. Dark Void is expected to sell 600,000 on X360 and PS3, while Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition is projected to sell 350,000 units.
For the nine months ending December 2009, Capcom has shipped 1.15m units of Monster Hunter 3 for Wii, 1.15m units of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite on PSP, 850,000 units of Resident Evil 5 (most sales were in the previous fiscal year) on PS3 & X360, and 700,000 units of Bionic Commando on PS3 & X360.
For the fiscal year ending March 2011, Capcom will release Super Street Fighter IV, Monster Hunter 3's in the west, Lost Planet 2 and Dead Rising 2. Capcom promises to release major titles across all four quarters.