Capcom has reported their official earnings for its 2013 fiscal year, and it didn’t look very good for the company. While sales numbers did go up 14.6% when compared to last year for a total profit of about $950 million, their net income dropped a whopping 55.8% compared to 2012.
Resident Evil sold 4.9 million copies during this period, Capcom saying that it “sold at a brisk pace initially when it was launched but that sales “subsequently plateaued” and as a result it “did not meet with our projection.”
Dragon’s Dogma was another big hit for the company and “became a greater-than-expected hit product in the domestic market, which has high profitability, and became an unprecedented million seller in the recent years as an original title.”
Devil May Cry and Monster Hunter 3 were both hits as well, but failed to sell well. Nevertheless, Capcom “expects high profit” and is “directing our development resources to the development of online games (mobile, PC online and downloads for consumer games), which is a growing area.”