Capcom Reports Losses but Expects Record Profits This Year
Sales of Street Fighter x Tekken lagged. Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City had "steady" performance.
Capcom today reported sales and earnings drops for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. Sales were down 16% from the previous year to ¥82,065 million. Operating income dropped 13.8% to 12,318 million yen.
The company attributed the drops to the delay of major releases, notably Dragon's Dogma Also, the previous year had been given a major boost due to a sales surge from the release of major consumer games.
Major releases for this year included Monster Hunter 3G, which sold 1.6 million copies, and Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City, which performed "steadily." Sales of Street Fighter x Tekken "lagged."
Capcom's Consumer Online Games division, which includes consumer games and online games, saw a drop in sales from ¥70,269 million in 2011 to ¥53,501 million this year. Operating income dropped from ¥12,499 to ¥10,502.
In Capcom's mobile content business, Monster Hunter games on Mobage and GREE reached membership of over one million each. The company's "Beeline" brand, which handles games like Smurf's Village and Snoopy's Street Fair, managed Japanese and international downloads totaling 56 million. Sales in this division increased 56.6% to ¥6,308. Operating income increased 74.6% to ¥2,385 million.
For the current year ending March 31, 2013, Capcom expects record high profits, with ¥105,000 million sales and ¥15,800 million operating income due to major titles like Resident Evil 6, and "to allocation of management resources to high growth potential online content (mobile, PC online and downloads for consumer games)."
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