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".
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. :)
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.
Then why wouldn't these developers help?
... 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!
@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.
@ 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
You know I seriously doubt Capcom makes a million dollars every 2 weeks on PSN. More sensationalism.
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.
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.
good capcom. Everybody is losing something off this, what makes you think we care about YOU
You know, I really feel sorry for you Capcom... But Mortal Kombat is the BEST FIGHTING GAME OF THIS GENERATION!!! ...OF THIS ENTIRE GENERATION!!!
After a half-assed MvsC 3 and horrible LP 2 they certainly deserve this!
This is finally some great news. That's for holding out on us Crapcom. And that's what you get for killing Dante
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?
Capcom isn't the only developer losing money because of PSN outage.. you have Konami, Namco, Sega, SE, ect.
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
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.
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!
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".
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.
yea, and im not buying your POS games that have DRM anymore capcom.
Which capcom games has DRM?
Good thing they can count on making some money off of Live still. To keep bringing those games.
Hansel - he's so hot right now.
alot capcom hate but i won't blame you people.
i cant play final fight or BC:rearmed because of their stupid DRM.
Is it because your gamesharing lol.
So they're losing money because they can't sell us stuff that are already in our games?
AWWWWWWWWWW to bad Scamcom! You can't peddle your nickel & dime ripoff DLC. Such a shame.....PFFT....
Yeah but they're obviously not the only publisher to suffer are they, Capcom are just the first to admit it.
Why not do some more costume packs Capcom at $3/pop. I looked down on your practices back in the arcade/snes/genesis days, as I continue today.
how bout you come you stop ruining franchises or make some new ip's then devil may cry lost planet resident evil street fighter (in my opinion only cause they've released SF4 like 5 times already) i think the only think you haven't managed to screw up is dead rising
Give Dead Rising time, they'll add Las Plagas to it and make it a third person shooter..
This isn't good. A bunch of developers aren't getting paid. Capcom's rep may have gone down the gutter, but those developers have talent.
I'm buying Outland the second PSN is up. No money from me is lost.
wow.... i guess people playing sf4 and MVC wont be able to buy those extra colored costumes for their characters... oh no. Capcom iz teh dooomz.
The developers are now breakin there silence PSN bein down is gonna be affecting the world soon, at the rate this is goin.
Developers are definitely getting hurt. Think about any multiplat arcade title that should have hit PSN over the past 3 weeks... almost all those games when they launch finally are going to feel like yesterdays news and I am sure their sales will suffer for it. The economics of this situation are getting more serious. Think about how F'd any exclusive PSN developers are right now? Sony has to hope they get this all cleaned up and running by June... E3 will be a nightmare for them if somehow this is still an issue then.
Capcom is making money off the PS3? I'm sorry but I hard this find to believe since Capcom has all turned but its back on the PS3.Not meaning to sound like a fanboy but as far as this gen goes, Capcom has been pro 360. The 360 has gotten more exclusives from Capcom than the PS3 with Dead Rising and I still remember how they botched the port of the first Lost Planet game on the PS3. Only thing the PS3 got from Capcom so far is RE5 with Move controls and they even fucked that up by only making the Gold Edition Move compatible and not the regular edition. I don't feel bad for you Capcom.
No, they make no money off it. That's why they release games and content for it. They just like wasting their time. It's also why Sony makes PS3s too!
Fine, I don't think Capcom have pulled up any trees this generation either-outside of MH3 and MH on the PSP all that's REALLY been up to standard have been the fighting games and even there they've managed to annoy everyone with nickel and dime tactics over costumes. Sure, DR and LP were decent games but when your main franchises like DMC and RE have taken nosedives and there's been a sea of cack like DV, BC and effin CTYD alongside a slew of rail gun and REmakes on the Wii it's hard to symaphise with Capcom themselves. However, if a BIG puublishing and developing house like them is feeling the pinch what of everyone smaller? What of devs specialising in downloadable games for PSN from the PS store? To them this could be terminal if it drags on and it's making me sick to think that peopple might lose ACTUAL jobs in a hard financial time just because a few hackers like to polish their egos a bit too much-and that's without even considering how senseless alienating the vetry people they ,might have expected to stick up for them iin what they've done to gamers. that's only going to get worse if this starts getting games cancelled and so on. This is a pigs ear and while I won't shed a tear for Capcom as a company I would be(more) annoyed if this resulted in them laying people off or, worse, a small studio closed. I just cannot get over how selfish these people have been when there are a BILLION things more deserving of attack than bloody Sony and the knock on into gamers and devs and publishers who never did anything to provoke or deserve what's going on. It's criminal and i hope and pray the perpetrators face justice very soon and it prevents other tools thinking this is fun. Selfish little boys who think other people's lives are theirs to piss around just because they haven't got what they want. Great.
It's called Karma
LOL at the cry babies that don't have their shitty PSN anymore. Im glad it went down, maybe you will have a little more respect for XBL and the industry as a whole.
Dude, what the hell are you talking about? This has nothing to do with XBL. Grow up and stop trolling.
Meh, whatever. The PSN outage has saved me at LEAST $200
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