February 4, 2013
Capcom makes profit despite slowing sales.
Despite Capcom releasing two games in established franchises sales were down for the house that Mega Man built. The company did turn a profit according to Gamesindustry.biz. Capcom saw a increase of 44.6 per cent, over year end increase from the fiscal term ending on December 31st, 2012. Resident Evil 6, despite being critically panned, sold moderately well, hitting 3.7 million worldwide, according to vgchartz. The more recent and critically praised DmC: Devil May Cry did not see those types of numbers. To date the game has sold 675,00 copies worldwide , which is a shame. Two of us here at the site, I reviewed it, have played it and loved it. There was a large outcry when Capcom introduced the re-imagining, could this have effected sales? I am all for anyone that likes action games picking it up, its a blast and has a true difficulty on the higher levels. Resident Evil 6 is in my backlog and I have played the introduction, and feels like a game Michael Bay would approve right off the bat. I will give it an unbiased chance, but I still have a soft spot for Resident Evil: Revelations on the 3DS with the Circle Pad Pro; it was what I wanted 5 to be. Any thoughts, think DmC still may have a chance reaching a wider audience despite the annoying fan boy backlash?