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Capcom axes games, halves profit forecast amid restructuring

Capcom has canned a number of projects and halved its profit forecast for the business year just ended amid newly announced restructuring plans. The Japanese publisher told investors today that it has discontinued multiple games "due to delays in responding to the digital contents and the resulting inability to address market needs".

The Japanese publisher said: "In view of the sudden and significant changes in the operating environment of the Digital Contents business, Capcom reviewed its business expansion strategy for the sector and restructured its game development organization to reflect changes in its game development strategy.”

For the business year ended March 31, 2013 Capcom now expects to report a net profit of £19.3m / $29.5m, down from its previous guidance of £43.5m / $66m. Capcom games slated for release in the current business year include Monster Hunter 4, Lost Planet 3, Resident Evil Revelations Unveiled Edition and “other major titles”. Among plans outlined to boost profitability, the publisher said it intends to strengthen DLC strategies in its consumer games business and raise game quality by moving more development in-house.

9 comments

  • SpookMeister - April 21, 2013 3:37 p.m.

    Well one way to make money would to make monster hunter 4 for all consoles cuz i know alot of people who would jab money in its face. and if they cant make it cuz of issues with nintendo then they can just make something that is alike
  • DarknessFisT - April 19, 2013 8:25 a.m.

    That's what happens when games become as bad as RE6
  • lordgodalming - April 19, 2013 12:12 a.m.

    Lemme guess, they're all upset RE6 has "only" sold 5 mil so far, just like Square is having a hissy about the frankly amazing numbers put up by Tomb Raider. What happened to the games marketplace that suddenly a AAA game selling fewer than 10 million copies is considered a failure?
  • MrXLiebezeit - April 18, 2013 9:14 a.m.

    Remember Mega Man? Remember when he was cool? I do.... I do.....
  • Bloodstorm - April 18, 2013 8:20 a.m.

    Publishers and Developer have made some pretty terrible decisions over the past few years, and we are seeing the results of it. Over saturation, jumping on bandwagons, sticking to archaic design principles, and being afraid of any sort of risk taking has lead to a stagnant market. Now's the time to restructure though, and prepare for the next generation in this transitional period.
  • Talvari - April 18, 2013 8:20 a.m.

    Hopefully with the, so far, good looking sales for Monster hunter 3 ultimate they might release MH4 over here ;.;
  • sandplasma - April 18, 2013 7:59 a.m.

    Maybe not, Indie developers have been filling in the gaps for a while now.
  • winner2 - April 18, 2013 6:52 a.m.

    That's it, gaming apocalypse imminent I'm calling it now. This is the worst few months in gaming that i can remember. (I felt the need to dramatize this)
  • lordbhaal9 - August 1, 2013 8:18 p.m.

    LOL man don't jynx it... xD

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