Capcom Announces Third Quarter Results, Future Predictions

by Christian Witka, posted on 01 February 2010 / 2,775 Views

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.

 

Source: Andriasang


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16 Comments

DOLBYdigital (on 03 February 2010)

Good numbers Capcom and hope they continue supporting all platforms with quality games. Would still love for a RE4 wii sequel or anything similar to the controls used for RE4 wii since they were phenomenal. I have a feeling monster hunter will hold me over for awhile though :)


Rawnchie14 (on 01 February 2010)

good job, considering the atom bomb, Bionic Commando, weaved in there.


Paperdiego (on 01 February 2010)

the future of what platforms the Monster hunter series will reside on depends on how well ~Tri does in Europe and America. If it remains a japan only success story then it will largely remain a psp/sony franchise at least until a new more powerful nintendo handheld comes out. If it becomes well established in the West, Monster Hunter may become a a Nintendo Exclusive(at least the main series games). I doubt nintendo would put so much effort in making this a global franchise only to let capcom release future games to other consoles.


Slimebeast (on 01 February 2010)

@vic_viper LOL! I know that profit is most important for business, that's what it's all about. But from a consumer percpective revenue is just as important. And I happen to be a revenue guy.


vitoxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (on 01 February 2010)

pavolink: thats never gonna happend.


Pavolink (on 01 February 2010)

Congrats Capcom!!! Is good to see that capcom thinks Monter Hunter Tri for Wii was a great decision. It's now the most succesful Monster Hunter for homeconsoles. So, what about a Resident Evil 6 for Wii capcom? A sequel to RE4 with wiimote and classic control.


vic_viper (on 01 February 2010)

@Slimebeast: I don't know how you do it, but every post I read of yours makes me want to vomit. Look, Capcom profits while companies like EA and Ubisoft bleed themselves. Capcom's been around longer than EA, they know the game well and will still be around long after EA becomes insolvent.


jagleics (on 01 February 2010)

Capcom need to make an exclusive Resident evil as good as 4 for the wii.... then they will see sales, no more rail shooters,


Ghutto (on 01 February 2010)

Monster Hunter 4for~ Wii.


KillerMan (on 01 February 2010)

@Slimebeast: But profit is what matters. Capcom makes some and EA doesn't.


kiefer23 (on 01 February 2010)

@BoneArk Almost as much as they love SUPER


Demotruk (on 01 February 2010)

@ Slimebeast: Yeah, about $550mill. Which is excellent for Capcom especially considering the state of the economy.


Slimebeast (on 01 February 2010)

50,000 million Yen (revenue) is roughly $500 million right? In 9 months. Capcom ain't that big compared to Ubisoft, EA etc.


BoneArk (on 01 February 2010)

Damn, I didn't notice until now, look at all the game names almost all of them have a number in it. Capcom sure do love sequels.


jammy2211 (on 01 February 2010)

Incredible they are posting a healthy profit imo, they've released one 'big game' all year (In just Japan) and practically nothing on the HD consoles. I'm guessing those MH3 online fee's are doing them a joy. Put's companies like EA and Ubisoft to shame. Dead Rising 2 and Lost Planet 2 are sure hits for the company too in fiscal 2011, with plenty more to come I'm sure :).


griffinA (on 01 February 2010)

So there you go: In Capcom's eyes Monster Hunter 3 was very successful.