Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
May 26, 2017
arrowPress Releases

If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City  a bright spot for Capcom's 'sluggish' year
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City a bright spot for Capcom's 'sluggish' year
May 7, 2012 | By Tom Curtis

May 7, 2012 | By Tom Curtis
    Post A Comment
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing

While Capcom's Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City released to poor critical reception in March, the game has performed well on the market, selling more than 1.7 million units across the United States and Europe.

Capcom reported these figures as part of its recent financial earnings report for its 2012 fiscal year, and noted that Operation Raccoon City is now the publisher's 25th best-selling title of all time.

In addition, the game recently sold more than a quarter of a million units in Japan after the close of Capcom's recent fiscal year, meaning that its sales to date have now surpassed 2 million units.

In its financial earnings report, Capcom noted that its 3DS release Monster Hunter 3 (Tri) G has also performed well, and has sold 1.6 million units in Japan since its release in December.

While Capcom's latest Resident Evil and Monster Hunter titles have performed strongly, the company said that its newest fighting game, Street Fighter X Tekken, performed below expectations with 1.4 Million units sold worldwide.

Capcom categorized its most recent year as "sluggish." During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, it saw revenues of 82 billion yen ($1.02 billion), down 16 percent year over year. Profits, meanwhile, hit 6.72 billion yen ($84.2 million), down 13 percent compared to the previous year.

Despite the slow sales for its 2012 fiscal year, Capcom remains optimistic about the year ahead, as it expects major releases like Resident Evil 6 to provide a sizeable boost to its overall performance. For the year ended March 31, 2013, Capcom expects to see revenues increase 27.9 percent to 105 billion yen ($1.31 billion), and profits to rise 45.7 percent to 9.8 billion yen ($122.6 million).

Related Jobs

2K — Novato, California, United States

VRnam — Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

UI Unity Programmer
Sanzaru Games Inc.
Sanzaru Games Inc. — Foster City, California, United States

Environment Artist
System Era Softworks
System Era Softworks — Seattle, Washington, United States

3D Artist

Loading Comments

loader image