Dragon's Dogma Helps Capcom Post A 290% Profit Surge
This would probably be defined as a pretty solid quarter. ...okay, maybe a little better than solid.
Capcom's first quarter in the new fiscal year went very well; the publisher has announced a net income of ¥1.32 billion ($16.88 million), which is a whopping 290.2% jump in the year-over-year comparison. Net sales were up 55.8% to ¥18.62 billion ($238.2 million).
Capcom cited the popular Dragon's Dogma as one of the primary quarterly contributors, as they shipped 1 million copies of the well-received title worldwide. They did, however, say the game "struggled" overseas while it "exceeded expectations" in Capcom's home country. And due to the overall success, you can definitely expect another installment as the publisher is set to make Dragon's Dogma a series.
Lastly, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City managed to ship 450,000 units...even if we're not really sure why. Mediocre in every sense of the word, it must've sold on brand-name recognition alone. That, and the maniacal trend for shooters and co-op multiplayer.
7/30/2012 9:41:41 AM Ben Dutka