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Capcom net sales slump 29%

Capcom net sales slump 29%

Capcom has reported a 29% year-over-year drop in net sales for the period ending December 31. Its sales were weak compared to the prior year, which had more big hit franchises.

Steve Watts

February 2, 2012 5:15 PM12

Capcom has reported its earnings for the nine-month period ending December 31, 2011, and it shows a net sales loss. The company’s net sales were approximately $661 million, down 29% year-over-year, and operating income dropped 47.2%. In the remaining three months of fiscal 2011, Capcom is planning on sell 2 million copies each of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and Street Fighter X Tekken.

The report isn’t all bad news, however. Joystiq reports that part of the reason for the slump is that it’s being compared to the prior year — which had massive hits like Monster Hunter Portable 3rd and Super Street Fighter IV. This year’s hits include Monster Hunter Tri-G (1.2 million units), Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (800,000 units) and Dead Rising: Off the Record. Those all did reasonably well, and just compare poorly to prior blockbusters.

Andriasang reports that on top of the two near-term releases, Capcom points to Dragon’s Dogma as an example of a new franchise, and Resident Evil 6 as a game with a faster development time.

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