At this point we all know that Capcom is doing especially well for itself — and has been for years. The Japanese publisher has enjoyed hit after hit in recent times, washing away the difficulties that the company faced during the PS3 generation. Games like Monster Hunter World propelled Capcom to record profits, and it's been riding that momentum ever since, delivering highly rated — and commercially successful — titles such as Devil May Cry 5, Resident Evil Village, and more.
The bottom line here is that Capcom can't seem to stop winning — and now it's anticipating a tenth consecutive year of operating income growth. This is according to the company's latest financials, which actually report a year-on-year sales decline — but that's because it had released the aforementioned Resident Evil Village by this time in 2021. Capcom expects its upcoming titles to get things back on track.
What do you make of Capcom's continued success? Join us in looking forward to Dragon's Dogma 2 in the comments section below.
And yet... they have nothing in the works or even recently released that look interesting. As far as I'm concerned, nearly the entire industry, Capcom included, is in a severe slump.
This is really good to see!
It clearly shows that a dev committed to producing quality inventive software can have a great profitable buisness with steady growth.
Are you looking sqeenix? No nfts or other nonsence required, just good games.
@Uncharted2007 agreed, I even thought 7 and Village werehighly overrated.
I am looking forward to Dragons Dogma being reborn, but overall capcom seems to be following the iterative for revenue model that really mirrors the industry doing the same.
Even the Indie space has a few gems mixed in with hundreds of metroidvania mediocrity, because they saw dollar signs in it.
Gonna get big sales from SF6 too, I'm sure.
@Uncharted2007 bro street fighter 6 is seeming like the biggest shakeup the series has ever gotten in terms of aesthetic, single player offering, and the raw gameplay with its heavy resource emphasis
It really has been a remarkable turnaround for them. I remember people were hoping that Capcom would go under or get bought out during the PS3 era. That made me sad considering they still had some good games during that era and Capcom is arguably one of the most influential developers in the business.
RE is the father of survival horror. Street Fighter is the father of fighting games. Devil May Cry is the father of stylish action games.
To see them go under would have been devastating to see so I'm glad they were able to turn it around. Looking forward to SF6 big time next year!
@ uncharted2007 If I were still playing vallhala, Id have lost all faith in gaming too. Theres never been a better time to game, if you are not feeling it, maybe time for you to get a new hobby?
Re4 going to be massive
I thought DMC 5 was a flop or was that the reboot one that was just called DMC
The reboot flopped (Although still a great game in my opinion). DMC5 did very well for itself though. I forget the exact numbers but it was around 3 or 4 million sold not long after launch.
@Korgon @Would_you_kindly A lot of people (myself included) agree DmC is very good, even the best in some ways, but yeah - it didn't do great.
But that was back in the PS3 gen, so a pretty long time ago.
Great to see. Love Capcom. New Street Fighter is looking exciting. Hoping for even more Monster Hunter and that new Dino shooter game looks ace. Bring back Lost Planet! That's enough retro games though for now... No seriously, no moraaaargh. *Drowns happily in a sea of Capcom arcade classics
@Uncharted2007 *in your opinion
CAPGOD reigns supreme!
Very excited for RE4 remake and hoping for a Code Veronica remake eventually!
Some comments here don't make much sense. First of all Capcom released this year Monster Hunter Rise to critical and commercial success. Also last year the released at least two games with the same success according to their expectations in form of RE Village and Monster Hunter Stories 2.
Also most of their games recently have been released in fully functional state (which is a miracle in the recent industry environment) and in the case of Monster Hunter with continuous free support and a new strong DLC.
Not only Capcom's recent success is not surprising, it's also deserved.
@Titntin Already on it. I've been gaming since the NES days and I know I'm simply not the demographic anymore. PS5 is the last system I'm buying for me anywhere near launch but it may also be the last I buy at all. I keep hoping for announcements that excite me but they are so few and far between that it's just not worth caring anymore.
Give us the Monster Hunter World follow-up...
@Korgon I knew one of them did but couldn't remember which one I bought the hd collection but found it too difficult so gave up lol
I am currently on a Capcom binge Gaming wise, one of my most favourite developers. So good to read their turnaround of late as I would have hated to see them fall by the wayside when for me personally, they offer so much to my own gaming habits!
Great to see. RE: Village was fantastic.
Also love the effort on PC. Upgraded MH:Rise on Steam was a fantastic move - especially now we have a SteamDeck option.
Keep it up!
Resident evil 2 remake is excellent.one of the best games ever made.resident evil 2 remake looks amazing on my ps4 pro.cant wait for dragon dogma 2.dragon dogma dark arisen is one of the best games ever made.word up son
@Uncharted2007 Aw man, I'm actually really sorry to hear that, particularly as you've been enjoying it for so long. I hope maybe something changes for you and you regain your passion for gaming again.
I'm also an old timer, but I feel as enthused today as I ever have been. I was a dev for a while so I guess its just in my blood and the passion doesn't seem to be fading with age for me, so it was difficult for me to accept you were not enthused by anything at all. Please forgive my incredulity, I need to remember we all feel these things differently.
If I might be so bold as to suggest, maybe revisiting a generation you have some fond memories of and playing some classics might rekindle the joy? I only suggest this as I've recently recommissioned my old PS3 to play silly guitar hero games with my wife, and we've been enjoying Motor Storm all over again and it reminded me how many memories and good times I can associate with treasured games.
I do hope something you didn't anticipate turns up and excites...
It's all about the Battle Network collection right now for me, waited for so long
NOW PORT MEGAMAN LEGENDS TO THE SWITCH!
Somebody called me?
With a new Dragon's Dogma on the way, a new Street Fighter and the obvious follow-up to Monster Hunter World, Capcom's best selling game ever, I think it's safe to guarantee this streak will continue.
Franchise revival wishlist: Dino Crisis, Power Stone, Rival Schools, Darkstalkers, Strider, Breath of Fire, Megaman Legends (Man, Capcom has a treasure trove of IPs to rival Nintendo)
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