Capcom's Rosy Six-Month Period: 355% Jump In Profits
Capcom has enjoyed a really solid first half of the current fiscal year.
Reporting their earnings for the 6-month period ending September 30, the company has revealed that profits jumped a whopping 355% up to 4.125 billion yen ($51.3 million) on revenue of 45.538 billion yen ($570 million). The latter represents a 55.7% leap in the year-over-year comparison.
Dragon's Dogma, the popular RPG that both critics and gamers really liked, shipped 1 million units worldwide (as of October 4), and the game continues to "exceed expectations." As for the recently released Resident Evil 6, that has shipped 4.5 million worldwide, despite many contrasting review scores. There are quite a few fans, however, who will say RE6 deserves to be that popular. The last title that really helped Capcom was the poorly received Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City; it somehow manages a "steady growth" in sales. ...that sorta boggles the mind, but whatever.
So it seems at least one Japanese company is doing just fine.
10/31/2012 11:26:26 AM Ben Dutka