Capcom soars as rivals suffer

For its third fiscal quarter ending December 31st, Capcom saw net income increase by a staggering 418 per cent from the same period last year, rising to $59 million. Net sales leapt by 13 per cent to $404 million whilst operating income grew to $40 million, a rise of 23 per cent.

The most significant contributor was the critically applauded Resident Evil 4, which has to date sold over three million units across GameCube and PS2. With a PC version also in the pipeline, the celebrated non-zombie horror has more to offer yet. The Resident Evil franchise as a whole has now shipped a whopping 30 million units worldwide.

As well as crediting the improved Japanese economy, Capcom stated that the success of new formats such as DS, PSP and, bizarrely, Xbox 360 helped to drive end of year sales. It also emphasized that an increased focus on mobile phone games, merchandise and toys is on the boards for the future.


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