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Capcom gives sales estimates for 2011

Tuesday, 11th May 2010 08:19 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Following assurances that slumped figures would rebound in the current financial year, Capcom’s outlined exactly where it expects the sales to come from.

And the winning tickets are:

  • Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (PSP): 3.6 million
  • Dead Rising 2 (PS3/X360): 3.0 million
  • Lost Planet 2 (PS3/X360): 2.2 million
  • Marvel VS Capcom 3 (PS3/X360): 2.0 million

The publisher posted some eye-watering financials last week, with net profit down over 73 percent to ¥2.2 billion ($24 million) for the 12 months ending March 31.

Sales collapsed 27 percent compared to the previous year, down to ¥67 billion ($728 million).

The company said to “expect a sharp rebound” in the next year thanks to the launch of “major titles”.

And now you know what they are.

There’s more on Andriasang.

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  1. OlderGamer

    If your looking to increase long term sales. Not short spikes, but build long term growth, bloster your franchises, and move forward you have to be vary scared if your projected top selling game is on a handheld.

    Esp the PSP.

    I think this is one of jp biggest problems this generation. Handhelds. They are a big hit in JP for sure. But they aren’t the same type of thing as having an international console hit on xb360/ps3.

    I would stay away from the Wii unless my name was Nintendo.

    But if they put Monster Hunter on PS3/XB360 and included full online play, set up dlc(for more maps/quests/etc) they could have a mega hit on their hands.

    But like many JP game companies they really only like to deal with their own. They don’t fully embrace western markets or the systems they are played in those markets.

    I own a PSP, and a DS for that matter. But I can’t tell you the last time I played either. I am not an active user, but I loged on to both PSN and Live yesterday, will do the same today. And to be fair Capcom is better at handling western markets then other JP companies. Dead Rising and Lost Planet can attest to that. But still their games are too eastern to really compete. I mean Lost Planet or Gears? ‘Nuff said.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. RomaTotti10

    I think Lost Planet sales will disappoint.

    #2 4 years ago