Capcom, the publisher of the Resident Evil titles and the Monster Hunter games, just released their financial report for the first half of the year, and it is not looking good.
Although the company brought in around $239.6 million, that number is down a whopping 51.3 percent compared to the same period as last year. The company’s profits were also down by around 39.9 percent compared to last year, ringing in at around $26.8 million.
The report looks at April 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014, during which point Capcom released no major titles. The company is attributing this lack of major titles to why its financial report looks so bleak.
In the Digital Contents business, Ultra Street Fighter IV Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy posted steady sales, while Dead Rising 3, which sold over a million units in the previous fiscal year, continued to do well. However, no major new titles were released in this period, so sales focused on existing products.
Looking forward, however, Capcom has a few big name games coming out in the near future, including the free-to-play PlayStation 4 game Deep Down and Resident Evil: Revelations 2, which will come out in episodes starting sometime in 2015.
Do you play any Capcom games? If so, which ones are your favorites? Are you surprised by the poor financial report the company released?