Thursday, 29 July 2010

Capcom Profits Slide 90%

Capcom’s profits for the financial quarter ending June 30th have shown a huge 90 percent drop for the Japanese publisher. Profits stood at 213 million yen, down from 2.2 billion yen in the same period last year.

The company blamed the high value of the yen, as well as slow sales of Monster Hunter Tri on the Wii and the stagnating US and European markets.

Big releases from the publisher this year include Lost Planet 2 for PS3/360 and Ghost Trick for the DS, both of which have sold below expectation. Super Street Fighter IV was also released, which is said to have shown steady growth for the publisher.

It is worth bearing in mind though that Resident Evil 5 came out in early 2009 and sold over five million copies and was a huge success for Capcom, as well as Street Fighter IV selling a over two million copies and the continued Japanese success of Monster Hunter on the PSP, which has since died down somewhat.

We dare say this would be a great opportunity to port Monster Hunter Tri over to the PS3 and 360, where it would surely meet with success.

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