Capcom Detail Their Online And DLC Plans For The Next Few Years

By Ishaan . May 10, 2013 . 12:00pm

As previously reported, Capcom’s major strategies going forward involve two main initiatives—to manage their console games business more efficiently and to strengthen their online games business. The slide below shows how Capcom envision their next few years playing out, in terms of how much content they’ll provide to different markets:

 

Capcom’s content mix plans. Click to enlarge.

 

The green bars represent mobile content. The yellow bars are for PC online content. The light blue bars are for “connected console services,” which sounds like DLC and downloadable games like Ducktales Remastered. Finally, the purple bar is retail games. It makes sense for retail games to take up less space in the overall content mix, since those games take far longer to develop than mobile and browser games do.

 

Bottom line—like with several other publishers, online is a big deal to Capcom. Mobile games, PC online games and downloadable content (for retail games) make up Capcom’s online strategy. The following slide shows how much of each they expect to put out over the next couple of years, as part of their online business:

 

Capcom’s online content forecast with our observations. Click to enlarge.

 

Once again, the green bars represent mobile games. The yellow bars represent PC content. Finally, the light blue bars represent DLC. If you look at the graphs for 2013 and 2014, you’ll see a significant increase in PC content—a 42% increase, much larger than the 13.5% of mobile and 15.4% of DLC. Capcom will be ramping up PC operations a fair bit.

 

“Our goal is to raise sales in our online businesses to 30 billion yen [note: nearly $300 million] in the fiscal year ending in March 2015,” says Capcom president and COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto.

 

That said, Capcom aren’t giving up on the traditional games market. Monster Hunter 4 is expected to rake in big sales in Japan this fiscal year, with Resident Evil: Revelations and Lost Planet 3  listed as major global titles. Capcom also point to Ace Attorney 5 and Sengoku Basara 4 as proven titles for the Japanese market. Finally, Deep Down is in development for PlayStation 4, and Capcom are re-organizing themselves for next-gen development, while trying to improve the quality of their games.

 

Information and slides courtesy Capcom’s investor website.

 



  • Crevox

    You’re just begging for trouble with that thumbnail…

    But anyways, cool charts!

    • The Watcher

      Not even.

      • Crevox

        If you don’t know why, then don’t bother. :) It’s a joke, and I enjoyed DmC.

        • The Watcher

          Cool Story

        • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

          So did I.

  • http://LevelUpGeneration.blogspot.com/ KALiverin

    Here’s hoping that Capcom makes some serious improvements going forward. Unlike some people, I’d much rather see companies improve their polices instead of crashing and burning.

  • $36598391

    Can’t wait to see what Capcom comes out with next

    • http://takopako.tumblr.com takopako

      not sure why he was downvoted so much, lol.

      • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

        Because he mean in what way will Crapcom scamm their customers.

  • Tee Niitris

    Even though they could give some of their methods a little more thought, I like how open Capcom is with their business strategies.

    The purple bar getting smaller is a bit discouraging… console games alone just aren’t enough anymore. Guess is time for the inevitable expansion into PCs and phones.

  • Demeanor

    I find myself thinking that longer, comforting-green bars placed at the top are there to emphasize the bonanza of mobile games, sadly (IMHO) the “least noble” of all :D
    Luckily there will always be a cake slice for traditional console-based hardcore gaming methinks, so as long as they can shell out quality games, even though not with absurd frequency, I’ll be more than happy. I can barely keep up with all releases anyway XD

  • Unlimax

    Stay Classy Capcom .. Stay classy .

  • Vesperion

    Charts = Serious Business

  • ShadowDivz

    As long as DLC is good and not a palette swap then im good.

  • Nirun Rangraengjit

    suuuuuuuuuuuuuuure they are

  • Göran Isacson

    Huh. I wonder what their intended PC content is supposed to be- PC versions of their regular games?

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