Capcom’s Q1 2010 Exodus Could Delay Future Games

By Spencer . December 28, 2009 . 3:51am

image Capcom wisely moved key releases like Lost Planet 2 and Super Street Fighter IV out of the overcrowded 2010 first quarter and into the following fiscal year. A strategic decision, which would be in vain if their next term was overcrowded with spillover games.


Capcom is aware of this potential issue and addressed it on a Q&A conference call. “However, due to the delay in the launch of titles originally scheduled for this fiscal year, we may not introduce all of the titles that are planned for the next fiscal year. Consequently, we will have to reexamine the title lineup in the next fiscal year and afterward from the standpoint of achieving sustained growth.”


An obvious decision, but which titles could be delayed? Capcom hasn’t said much about their fiscal year 2011 (April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011) lineup. Major titles on the 2011 slate now include Monster Hunter Tri (Western release), Lost Planet 2, Super Street Fighter IV and Dead Rising 2.

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  • rinshu

    The only game of those four I’m really interested in is Tri. With the Wii’s light game lineup for 2010 I would hope they don’t delay that one for too long, as the Wii needs all the non-shovelware titles it can scrape up.

    • Looks to me like Wii has the absolute best lineup of 2010.

    • Yea, I was going to say…I thought all we’ve been talking about these last couple months is just how INSANE Q1 is looking across every single platform…

      • rinshu

        Sure there are a handful of niche titles like Fragile, Tatsunoko vs Capcom, No more Heros 2 and Sakura Wars, all games I’m interested in BTW. But nothing to match the likes of Bioshock 2, Mass Effect 2, Splinter Cell Conviction, Bayonetta, FFXIII, God of War 3 etc. Tri would have been the one possible blockbuster title for the first quarter for the Wii.

        • Well, if Red Steel 2 makes it out on time, I’m looking forward to that, too. Looks like Galaxy 2 is a no-go for a Q1 release like they initially said. Haha, Bayonetta is easily the most appealing of all those though. Kamiya. <3

        • abasm

          Tri? A blockbuster in the West? I doubt it. (Though it would be nice.)

          Ultimately, the Monster Hunter Western fanbase, while EXTREMELY dedicated, is very small. Tri has a better chance of market penetration later in the year, when it doesn’t have to compete with the juggernauts you just named.

          • Hraesvelgr

            The fanbase outside of Japan is big enough for them to keep releasing new games, however. But yes, compared to Japan’s fanbase, it’s practically nonexistent and it certainly won’t compete with the big name titles.

  • NOO monster hunters Tri!!!

  • JohnCasey1

    Just get rid of Monster Hunter, and make room for the better stuff.

    • Hraesvelgr

      Try telling that to Japan.

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