Dead Rising 3, Monster Hunter 4 can’t save Capcom from profits slip

Friday, 7th February 2014 08:31 GMT By Matt Martin

Profits drop 10 percent despite the successful release of two of Capcom’s biggest franchises.

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Monster Hunter 3 for 3DS and Xbox One exclusive Dead Rising 3 were the big performers for Capcom in the latter half of 2013, but they couldn’t stop the Japanese publisher from recording a profit drop of 10 percent for the 9 months ended December 31st.

Profits for the period were 5.9 billion yen ($57m), while sales were up 3.5 percent to 75.2 billion yen ($737 million), with the declines attributed to a comparison to last year’s Resident Evil 5 performance.

Dead Rising 3 has sold over 1 million copies in Europe and North America, while Monster Hunter 4 has sold 4 million copies in Japan alone.

Other highlights from the company include Dragons Dogma: Dead Arisen. Sales of Phoenix Wright: Dual Destiny and Resident Evil Revelations just hit targets, said Capcom.

Browser games Onimusha Soul is performing well in Taiwan, according to Capcom, and Ducktails: Remastered beat expectations in the West.

Another highlight was that sales of digital DLC for Capcom are 10 percent higher in the 9 months than expected for the whole financial year.



  1. nostramo

    How many more millions of copies would have been sold had dead rising not been a
    xbox one exclusive….
    If there had been a PS4 version then i’d have bought it given the positive comments from xbox one owning friends, including my
    partners son,…..and just to be clear, how many more copies of the last of us would have sold had it not been a sony exclusive.
    The argument applies equally to both microsoft and sony, i’m sure that at some point in the future they will…..sit down together and talk these matters through…like adults

    #1 11 months ago

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