The financial results for Capcom’s Fiscal Year 2013 were released today, with the company reporting a 14.6% increase of sales over last year at 94.07 million yen ($950 million), but net income was down 56% to 2.97 million yen ($30 million).
Looking ahead to this fiscal year ending March 31st, 2014, they expect the industry to “find an increasingly mature market of video games,” which just happens to be their core business segment. While they wait for the “full-scale launch of the next generation machines,” Capcom adds that “in the meantime, development costs are projected to soar as advanced and multiple functions are added to hardware.”
Taking a look at how some of Capcom’s titles performed in FY2013, Resident Evil 6 “sold at a brisk pace” when launched, though “subsequently plateaued” at 4.9 million copies. Due to these numbers, it didn’t meet their expectations and “was not able to play a role in leading the segment’s sales growth.”
Things do get better, as Dragon’s Dogma was actually a “greater-than-expected hit product,” becoming an unprecedented million seller. For DmC Devil May Cry, that one “posted solid sales,” with the Wii U’s “Monster Hunter 3 (Tri) G HD Ver.” becoming a smash hit.