By Spencer . February 24, 2009 . 11:00am
Times our tough. That’s the general message from Capcom’s Q&A conference call for the third quarter of fiscal year 2009. Is Capcom shaking in their boots? Not really.
They are sticking to their home console focus, hoping Monster Hunter 3 garners international acclaim, and possibly releasing more Nintendo DS games besides new installments of Ace Attorney.
“There is no significant change in Capcom’s strategy, and we will primarily release game titles for PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii. In addition, we plan to release our leading titles overseas to acquire game users, as the overseas market for Wii is extensive.
One of our leading titles is ‘Monster Hunter 3 (tri-).’ If we can gain recognition of this product in the European and North American markets, our market strategy will see a noticeable change. Meanwhile, we are reviewing the possibility of releasing new titles besides ‘Ace Attorney’ for Nintendo DS.”
While many Japanese publishers release a deluge of Nintendo DS games mega publisher Capcom only released four Nintendo DS games in Japan last year. That number includes the two versions of Mega Man: Star Force 3. Really, we’re talking about three unique games. Capcom can make more Nintendo DS games than that.