Capcom just released its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, ended on June 30th. Unfortunately both operating income and ordinary income were in the red, with a decrease of net sales year on year of almost 25%.
lol ...if they continue to release crappy RE games like Revelations , Umbrella Corps, ( probably RE 7) and fully support the gimmicky underpowerd 3DS with one of the most precious IPs -Monster Hunter (and if they dont prepare their next entry for Vita or PS4 will continue to lose money...also they must get back for development some iconic IPs like Devil May Cry and Lost planet and be assumed by THEIR own Japan studios (not by ambiguous westerners)
" they must get back for development some iconic IPs like Devil May Cry and Lost planet and be assumed by THEIR own Japan studios (not by ambiguous westerners)" The problem is that many of the talented Japanese devs have left Capcom along time ago.
yes this is true ...but its still a big company and can ever hire/contract back some talents or give it to Platinum or even train the new ones ...imo they still have the mojo to develop great games
I never thought the possibility that the talent left.._..._this makes me very sad, and this also explains why capcom are nickel and diming and milking their games which arent very good games, with a very well known one which was even incomplete. Its their desperate solution to stay alive. But its only procrastinate the inevitable. Making poor sequels of franchises people loved back in the day of their finest because capcom no longer have the talented people that created these masterpieces. This has given me a whole new perspective in what is happening to capcom.
well the xbox needs more fighters. Capcom should swallow their pride and just make a SFV version for xbox and that way they can pay sony back the $$ for marketing and put some of it to making deep down. Aside from deep down, none of their games should be limited to specific platforms. They have a wealth of unused properties that they could tap into. the retro scene is so hot right now that forgotten worlds, magic sword, ghouls and ghosts... could all get some sort of new release to generate some much needed revenue. @dark, I know sony's role in the development of the game. Sony should be insulted with what was delivered. If anything Sony paid to keep it off the xbox which is just as bad if not worse than timed exclusivity. It is impossible to believe that capcom could never have made the game without their help. It's fricken Street Fighter... their biggest and most profitable franchise of all time. Had this been a RE game then that would make sense but seriously... Sony should be paid back and Capcom can make a complete version of the game and sell it on all platforms.
They should just do an online Monster Hunter on PS4 and XB1. Or Dragons Dogma online.
Lol they can't make a SF5 on Xbox. Sony litterally helped co-fund the game. They'd have to reimburse Sony as well as spend more money on a Xbox port that will probably sell even worse on that platform.
@darth I agree, SF V is a big mess and a censored POS. I hate that I spend money on that big turd. And I am a PS fan. Gameplay is good, but the rest? What Capcom also should do is focus less on remasters, especially the crap ones like RE5 and 6. Give us those old IPS like Dino Crisis @Edmix Sure, here have some. But, haven't you had enough already?
Who says they're currently not making an Xbox version? My only worry is if they can even afford the port and that they might have to ask Microsoft to pitch in money. @chev- agreed. But it brings the question how they're going to fund such a development and we would have to propose Microsoft or Sony would put in some money to get those things developed. We need to come to the reality that Nintendo , Microsoft and Sony have all paid money to have a Capcom game produced. @mr.dude- I want to drink too much of the Kool-Aid if I were you. Sony does not own the intellectual property to street fighter.
@naruga your saying it's because of Resident Evil umm no it ain't the only one that sucked out of the paragraph u just wrote was umbrella corps that's all and the remastered versions did good and not to mention RE7 is not out yet and for your information Resident Evil hasn't gotten as much attention since RE4 and RE7 is a breath of fresh air it will sell good and be a very big success because the small minority of people like you don't matter to the huge majority of us that like it a lot.
Amen.. very excited about RE7
Revelations is actually good, not sure what your talking about.
And on what planet is RE Revelations considered crappy? Capcom still makes money from MH. The 3DS has served them well, hardware limitations notwithstanding. That's why they still support it.
Revelations 2 was the best RE since the third game. Far from crap.
Been hearing about monster hunter from friends for a long time. I actually had a 3ds for a little while but I was so disappointed with the characters and story of Bravely Default and the play controls for Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy (the 2 games I bought the system for) that I ended just selling it a few months later. Oh well...
"they must get back for development some iconic IPs like Devil May Cry and Lost planet" What? Lol when have those series even had strong numbers even propose such a thing? If you're going to give examples of what they should do at least do it with proven series... The monster hunter games are partly being funded by Nintendo so they can't even do such a thing as they don't even have the funding to even propose that.
Still butthurt about Monster Hunter i see, it's fine if you're a fanboy but he numbers don't lie Monster Hunter sold record numbers on 3DS hate all you want but it made the series wel known in the west something Vita couldn't dream to achieve. Again be a fanboy all you like but take a look at reality 3DS made them money and they know it
3ds has blown other mh sales away.
lose money LOL 3DS has been giving them money for the pass 5 years. The Console side of Capcom has not. Which the problem. And Street Fighter V not selling on system with over 40m and PC. It worst.
Crapcom get MH series back to sony and localize DDO.
Lol why would Capcom do that? MH sells like hotcakes on 3DS.
A proper Playstation 4 MH game means tripple as many sold hotcakes probably.
@Hoff Would also probably mean the hotcakes cost about 10x as much to make though.
It can sell on both....
Here's a tip Drop all the Resident Evil shit for now Give us Onimusha Give us Devil may Cry 5 A new Marvel vs Capcom A new Okami Or try something new
All of those games listed were made back when they actually had talent working for them, making any of those games now would be like a new Metal Gear without Kojima.. okay maybe a slight exaggeration but I have very little confidence they could deliver on any of those titles.
You have a point I give up Capcom is doomed
Even if they can produce those titles and great quality I wouldn't see them moving large units as even then when those games were made they were not moving huge unit.... Do people just not look at sales history?
Well Hideki Kamiya did say he want to work on Okami 2 but yeah Capcom.
Lol no. Many of the intellectual properties you just named don't even sell that well for that argument even make sense.
Just how firmly can idiots wedge themselves in a company? They scared off all their talent and it shows. They have one of the longest lists of successful IPs under their belts, it's almost mind blowing how far they've fallen. So many bad decisions, if Capcom was a cat, how many lives would they have left?
Lol agreed. I still think they should play it safe with they're established intellectual properties just based on the risk you're talking about. Lots of their bad decisions last generation span from even making some of those huge Triple-A titles.
Would love to see Capcom get back to their roots with some hardcore arcade titles for the new gen like a new Sunset Riders, Commando, Ghost n Goblins and definitely D&D. They could make them download only, affordable high quality, co-op type games and market them heavy on both PS4 and X1.
Sunset Riders is Konami. Honestly what Capcom needs is a reset.
Meant Gun Smoke!
A few things to keep in mind. 1. Nowhere does it say they haven't made a profit. They simply just didn't make as much as the other year. 2. Their more profitable titles will release in the later quarters of the year. Basically the title about being in the "red" makes it sound worse than it is. As for releasing video games, it would be nice to see them return to form but I doubt they're going to be doing that anytime soon. Everyone clamoring for a ps4 monster hunter is really not thinking how they operate. Releasing on the 3ds means less money spent on making the game while getting ridiculous profits. Something a console version may not succeed in doing for them.
Exactly that's prob why they never made another mh for Wii U even though it's the second highest selling mh for home consoles.
with Umbrella Corps, is gonna be worse.
That crap came out in June, lol
SFV didn't even sell 100k in the last 3 months combined... Oh dear. This is to date the biggest flop in the franchise.
The remasters, no one asked for, likely didn't help the company much either.
Actually I bought RE6 and RE5 right after launch. Still haven't gotten The Witcher or Bloodborne yet though. I mostly buy remasters.
? The remasters that they're making are making them a greater amount of profit , they clearly did not spend even a fraction of the money on those remasters that they did on Street Fighter 5 ....a brand new title. Maybe you should know basic math to figure out if those are helping them or not as I don't think you really understand how this works. A port likely cost them less then 1 million and gave them several million back. .... Street Fighter 5 did not cost less than a million dollars. there's a great reason why popcorn makes more money in the movie theaters and why fries are the real profit mover of a burger stand seriously learn basic economics to figure these things out. Those remasters are probably the only thing that are helping fund their future titles. Spend less then 1 million on nothing that produces nothing? Oh spend it on a project that is likely to cost 60 or 70 million that won't even have the same profit margin? Do tell.....?
They haven't really released anything this year. That fake RE game that nobody I know plays is the only one I can think of. Next game I want from them is that Resident Evil 7 next year followed by RE2 remake at some point.
Remasters for RE 4, 5 and 6. I bought 5 and 6 brand new.
Oh yeah I had completely forgot about those. I must have removed it from my memory after they removed the original Mercenaries from RE5.
Capcom has been living on a Lost Planet, a once Mega Man now left out cold on the Street, Fighting for their own survival like the Dead are Rising from their graves. Sadly, even the Devil May Cry after all the remasters and wrong turns for Capcom as of late. Now that's a new take on survival horror...
Something, something Dragon's Dogma!
Yeah, couldn't figure out how to fit Monster Hunter or a few others in there either, lol. Anyways, it seems likely to me that the Final Fight for Capcom is approaching if they don't turn things around soon. ;D
One of the most poorly run companies. It's not hard capcom: 1. Give us a true resident evil that is survival horror 2. Don't charge 10$ for one stage in SFV 4. Stop censoring your games 3. Don't release unfinished games (SFV) 4. Stop with the remasters no one asked for 5. Listen to your fans 6. See number 1
Resident Evil Revelation was a good start bringing back but they screw up again
Well if capcom keep making losses and goes down, then theyll have to start selling some IPs. Which might be a good thing, since they aren't using alot of those IP.
They deserve a loss every quarter with the crap they have released since the release of PS4/X1.
Love it fuck Crapcom I hope that company crashes and burns with from the BS they pulled with SFV to that racist debacle on RE5
What happened to you Japan? In the 90s you were cool, in the '00s you were at least relevant, now?? Capcom in particular, you have countless great franchises, bloody use them and use them properly. It's possible to retain the Japanese charm, but that doesn't mean sticking to PSOne gen mechanics or only rereleases.
Realism took over.
I would like to see capcom do a collaboration with platinum games to amek a devil may cry game. That would be sick and maybe let it be devil may cry 5. Also I would die if they announced a new okami game.
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