Capcom's Profits Skyrockets Due to Resident Evil 6 Sales
Capcom's earnings report soars due to Resident Evil 6 and Dragon's Dogma...
Capcom' has posted its latest quarterly earnings and things are rosier than expected due to the high sales of a few key franchises.
One of these franchises is Resident Evil 6. While the game was considered a letdown by critics, it's doing gangbusters at sales and as of October 4, Resident Evil 6 has already shipped 4.5 million units. Additionally, Dragon's Dogma has shifted 200,000 copies since June, which brings its total to 1.2 million/
Another game that did quite well for the publisher is Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. To say the game was met with mixed reviews is an understatement, but it seems that doesn't matter much as Capcom states it has enjoyed a "steady growth in sales," and even its DLC has proven to be popular, which helped in improving profits.
Retail games weren't the only big thing going for Capcom though, as its social games did quite a number, too. Most notable was Resident Evil: Outbreak Survive for GREE which has now amassed over two million users.
Capcom saw profits of $51.6 milion (4.1 billion Yen), which is an increase of 355 percent year-over-year. Not only that, but Capcom expects their on-going fiscal year to reach a record-high for all income categories, with projected $1.3 billion in net sales and $122.7 million in profits.
Can you imagine just how much Resident Evil 6 would have pulled for Capcom if it was reviewed well? Hopefully, Capcom uses their earnings to do a proper Resident Evil game, no?