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PSN down time costing us 'hundreds of thousands' - Capcom

Lost cash could even be in the millions, says publisher's senior vice president.
The prolonged PlayStation Network down time following the hacking of the service is costing Capcom "hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in revenue".

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DontShoot-Me-Bro2656d ago

Finally some good news has come out of this!

Capcom are losing money!

You deserve it after all the milking and rip off DLC's.

:)

Nitrowolf22656d ago (Edited 2656d ago )

XD
as funny as it is though, you have to realize that if Capcom are loosing money then so are many other big and small devs.
This is just bad for everyone, even if some say Capcom deserves for having DLC on the disc (F Them), other devs will also be loosing in on this.

FU Playstation hackers, no good came from this.

zootang2656d ago

Then why wouldn't these developers help?

Yi-Long2656d ago

... many of those sales they now deem as 'lost', are just being 'postponed'.

When gamers want a certain PSN game or piece of DLC, they might not be able to buy it NOW, but they will buy it as soon as PSN comes back online.

If I want to buy Joe Danger, then that decision is already made in my head. I might not be able to purchase the game right now, but they will still get my money as soon as PSN is back online!

oricon2656d ago

@Yi-Long
They are losing sales because now there are gonna be customers who dont wanna use PSN to buy stuff from the PSN store due to the whole hacking fiasco.

Graey2656d ago

@ Oricon

I'd almost agree with you, and to a certain extent I'd say your right. But I'd caveat on that by saying it would probably be minimal at best.

I'm pretty sure if your a reasonable person, have a job or some means of income and you were purchasing things on PSN before...chances are your going to do it again.

Now in all likely hood people are probably going to wait a bit. Maybe a couple weeks, but as the above poster said if you want it your going to get it one way or the other.

I want that new dungeon game that release right before this whole hack fiasco, and you bet as soon as PSN is back I'm getting it. I have no hesitations about it as well.

I might not keep my card info, but I'll use judgment on that see how it works out with the new setup.

I'm a firm believer that DLC has gotten out of hand. Releasing stuff on the disk, or releasing stuff a week or two after a game has come out it just wrong.

Anyway I look forward to the return of PSN.

V/R

M-Easy2656d ago

You know I seriously doubt Capcom makes a million dollars every 2 weeks on PSN. More sensationalism.

ravinash2656d ago (Edited 2656d ago )

Working in an IT company that deals with supplying a service that if it goes down is down time for that client, We've learnt that often when companies that rely on these services will often exaggerate the amount that they have lost.

I think you will find that the "Money" they say they have lost, will be in fact be made up once the service is back on line. If people are going to buy it, then they’re going to buy it...regardless of if they have to wait a little longer.
I'm sure at the end of the day they will be under what they would have if there wasn't a problem, but I don't think it will be anything near as bad as they make out.

HammockGames2656d ago (Edited 2656d ago )

I could care less about Capcom. They lost me a long time ago.

And this entire PSN thing illustrates why gamers are/were pissed at them about Final Fight having an online DRM component. Fear confirmed. FU Capcom.

What concerns me is the financial impact on other devs that actually do a decent job.

sdtarm2656d ago

good capcom. Everybody is losing something off this, what makes you think we care about YOU

rockleex2656d ago (Edited 2656d ago )

You know, I really feel sorry for you Capcom...

But Mortal Kombat is the BEST FIGHTING GAME OF THIS GENERATION!!!

...OF THIS ENTIRE GENERATION!!!

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DarkCharizard_2656d ago

After a half-assed MvsC 3 and horrible LP 2 they certainly deserve this!

Zydake2656d ago

This is finally some great news. That's for holding out on us Crapcom.
And that's what you get for killing Dante

Fox012656d ago (Edited 2656d ago )

Think of it this way, if even capcom is loosing this much, how much more do you think Sony is loosing each day that PSN is down?
And how much do you think it's costing them to rebuild it?
And finally, how much do you think their "welcome back" gifts to us consumers is going to cost them?

MR LOOKINGBILL2656d ago

Capcom isn't the only developer losing money because of PSN outage.. you have Konami, Namco, Sega, SE, ect.

xAlmostPro2656d ago

They are only losing money based on estimates that people will be buying X amount of games/DLC published by them..

Make monster hunter for PS3 and you'll get your money back

egidem2656d ago

Wow, how they milked their franchises and such DLCs. Why are they complaining in the first place? They are such a huge company. I'm more worried about the indie developers, whose budget is smaller and are also losing money over this.

Scyrus2656d ago

Hasj1990

how is that good news? that would just cause capcom to HAVE to milk more dlc to make up for lost profits, dummy head!

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user94220772656d ago

This is what Capcom said:

I'm frustrated and upset by it for a number of reasons.

As a consumer, I also play games online on PS3, which I can't do... and likely my personal information is also compromised. Secondly I like to buy things in the PlayStation store and that I can't do right now.

On a related note, as an executive responsible for running a business, the resulting outage obviously costing us hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in revenue that were planned for within our budget. These are funds we rely on to bring new games to market for our fans.

In short, the hackers appear to be trying to "punish" Sony for some perceived injustice, and they've been effective in that I suppose. But they're also punishing millions of other consumers and businesses which makes it impossible to be sympathetic to their "cause".

mastiffchild2656d ago

Yeah. While I can agree that, as many people are saying, Capcom haven't covered themselves in glory and don't necessarily deserve much sympathy themselves the situation right now is affecting devs and publishers of every size and many who HAVE been good to gamers this generation.

You're totally right, really, nobody is winning here and the hackers are going to start actually losing enough money for businesses to start consider changing plans if this continues or spreads further. If they keep this up and people start losing their jobs and we start losing games just how popular do they imagine the idea is going to end up being? All to support Geohot who didn't have the balls to stand up for himself? Oh, that's worth ruining people's livelihoods during a recession and risking pushing devs or, worse, Sony out of gaming and by doing that messing up gaming altogether. Oh, no. No, no it isn't.

A PSN outage is a blip, at the moment, for Sony and Capcom because of their size but a few smaller PSN exclusive devs might well feel the pinch and if they have to lay ONE person off then this has already gone WAY, WAY too far-if it hadn't already with making gamers, totally innocent gamers, lives a bit worse. It amazes me people STILL try to support the dickheads who pulled this pointless and self serving act of BS off let alone actually DID it.

a_bro2656d ago (Edited 2656d ago )

yea, and im not buying your POS games that have DRM anymore capcom.

oricon2656d ago

Which capcom games has DRM?

miDnIghtEr2656d ago (Edited 2656d ago )

Good thing they can count on making some money off of Live still. To keep bringing those games.

Knushwood Butt2656d ago

Hansel - he's so hot right now.

nevin12656d ago

alot capcom hate but i won't blame you people.

a_bro2656d ago

i cant play final fight or BC:rearmed because of their stupid DRM.

oricon2656d ago

Is it because your gamesharing lol.

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