Capcom 2013 Financial Reports: 14 Million in Software Sales, 50 Percent Drop in Profits for Digital Contents

Several high profile titles from the publisher fell short of projected sales.

Posted By | On 10th, Sep. 2013 Under News

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.

“Furthermore, in terms of user response, if the additional related content we are providing continually to users online is deemed uninteresting from the start, there will be no ongoing business to pursue. This means that, more than ever before, the creation of underlying content is the key to success.”


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