Capcom has released their 2013 fiscal report, detailing the sales figures of recent releases.
A total amount of 14 million of Capcom’s games were sold, but only three of them had managed to break the 1 million sales mark. The company saw profits fall to $31 million which, excluding 2010’s profit of only $22 million, makes this year the least profitable since 2005.
Two games in particular failed to meet Capcom’s expectations in terms of sale figures. Resident Evil 6, projected to have sales of 7 million, only managed to sell 4.9 million copies, while DmC: Devil May Cry only managed to sell 1.15 copies against the projected 2 million. It wasn’t all bad news, however. According to Capcom, Dragon’s Dogma did much better than expected, selling 1.3 million units and successfully establishing itself as a standalone brand.
The company’s revenue in total did climb from $820 million to $940 million, but their efforts saw profits fall $31 million as mentioned above. Capcom remains optimistic about the future though, claiming that they expect profits to double in the next year. They are projecting a total retail sale of 13 million in the next twelve months, with Monster Hunter 4 expected to sell 2.8 million units and both Resident Evil: Revelations and Lost Planet 3 having projected sales of 1.2 million.
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