Capcom FY13: Resident Evil 6 sales below projections at 4.9 million units

Wednesday, 8 May 2013 14:02 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Capcom has released its 2013 fiscal year results and the firm posted a profit of £19.42 million, despite profits being down by 56% year-over-year.

In the Digital Contents business, Resident Evil 6 “sold at a brisk pace initially when it was launched,” said the firm, but sales “subsequently plateaued,” selling 4.9 million units.

“As a result, it did not meet with our projection and thus was not able to play a role in leading the segment’s sales growth,”‘ said the firm in a prepared statement. “In contrast, Dragon’s Dogma became a greater-than-expected hit product in the domestic market, which has high profitability, and became an unprecedented million seller in the recent years as an original title.

“In addition, DmC Devil May Cry enjoyed stable popularity in overseas markets and posted solid sales.”

Monster Hunter 3 (Tri) G HD Version for Wii U “also became a smash hit,” However, its package sales were “generally soft.” Additionally, the Monster Hunter Frontier Online series remained “a perennial favorite and continued to bring in stable income.”

As a result, consolidated financial results for the period ended March 31, 2013 increased in net sales but decreased 17% in operating income from the previous year due to increased cost of sales and higher selling, general and administrative expenses. Net income decreased due to special loss relating to the cost of business restructure that was necessitated by the overhaul of the development system.

As for the forecast for the next fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, the firm expects expect high profit, due to directing development resources to the development of online games such as mobile, PC online and downloads for consumer games. The firm called this a “growing area,” and feels the release of “large-scale titles such as Monster Hunter 4 and Lost Planet 3,” focused on the domestic and overseas markets,respectively, will help its bottom line.

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