Capcom has revealed its financials for the full fiscal year ending on March 31st 2013, and it’s far from pretty. Although revenue rose year-on-year from ¥82 billion ($820 million) to ¥94 billion ($940 million), the Digital Contents business saw a 50 percent drop in profits at $31 million, and given that it accounts for 67.7 percent of Capcom’s total income, that’s bad news indeed.
The financials also revealed sales figures and projected targets for several top games: DmC: Devil May Cry sold 1.15 million worldwide, with an expected 2 million unit target; Resident Evil 6 hit 4.9 million units sold but with a target of 7 million units; and Dragon’s Dogma sold 1.3 million units (with no target, which means it was a surprise that it did so well). Resident Evil: Revelations has a 1.2 million units goal, which it will apparently reach, but Lost Planet 3, requiring 1.2 million units in sales, isn’t faring well.
In a statement, Capcom COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto talked about the plans to offer more DLC. “I regret to say that, up to now, we had few plans for the full-scale implementation of DLC. From here on out, we need to focus on the long-term provision of content starting at the earliest stages of development.