Is Capcom Failing?


Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Dead Rising, Monster Hunter, and Street Fighter are all iconic games we all know and love, but could this large developer be on the verge of collapse?

Capcom released its quarterly financial statements to the public recently for 2017 with some interesting results. In the first quarter, their profits dipped close to 10% of what their previous year had shown. Some say this is due to the lack of major releases while many hardcore fans will defend this franchise to their dying breath that it will rise again.

Even with this recent dip in numbers, Capcom was awarded the Award for Excellence in the Games of the Year Division of the Japan Game Awards: 2017 for Resident Evil 7 biohazard and Monster Hunter XX. They also were named the top game to look forward to with Monster Hunter: World. These top notch developers are pressing forward despite the financials.

Fast forward to the 4th quarter of this year and we see a much different outlook. According to their report, Capcom “reduced expenses in this quarter with the aim of profit improvement, which included reviewing and re-evaluating our cost of sales and selling, general and administrative expenses.” Capcom Press Release. The sales are back up to 17% year over year growth which may mean we can still count on them for our favorite upcoming titles. Do these numbers means a small glitch in the matrix or is this a concerning long-term trend towards the decline of Capcom? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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