Capcom Co., Ltd. would like to announce that net sales for the current fiscal year stood at 82,065 million yen (down 16.0% from the previous fiscal year). As for profits, operating income amounted to 12,318 million yen (down 13.8% from the previous fiscal year), and ordinary income stood at 11,819 million yen (down 8.1% from the previous fiscal year). Net income for the current fiscal year amounted to 6,723 million yen (down 13.2% from the previous fiscal year).
Status of Each Operational Department
Consumer Online Games
In this business segment, in addition to steady growth in sales of "Monster Hunter 3 (Tri) G", a feature title for Nintendo 3DS, topping 1.6 million copies, "Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City" another flagship title launched around the end of the fiscal year for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 also got off to a good start. However, sales of "Street Fighter X Tekken" (for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360) were sluggish.
Nevertheless, as each title sold more than 1 million copies, Capcom successfully launched three million-seller titles.
Moreover, in addition to an array of unique titles such as "Asura's Wrath" (for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360), "Resident Evil: Revelations" (for Nintendo 3DS) and "Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3" (for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PlayStation Vita), the Consumer Online Games Business also released a number of distribution titles developed in cooperation with third parties as part of its product diversification efforts.
As for online game titles "Monster Hunter Frontier Online" (PC, Xbox 360) has been constantly popular.
As a result, net sales amounted to 53,501 million yen (down 23.9% from the previous fiscal year), and operating income was 10,502 million yen (down 16.0% from the previous fiscal year), due in part to the reaction to the release of multiple major titles in the previous fiscal year and to the postponement of the launch of a major title "Dragon's Dogma" (for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360) to the next fiscal year.
The Mobile Contents business showed its underlying strength through the strong performance of "Snoopy's Street Fair" in Japan and Asia and the steady increase in membership for "Monhan Tankenki Maboroshi no Shima," which is part of the "Monster Hunter" series for GREE, and "Minna to Monhan Card Master" distributed through Mobage. The number of the membership for these game titles recorded one million or more for the respective titles.
Moreover, "Smurf's Village" distributed in partnership with Facebook, the world's biggest SNS, continued to enjoy success. As a result, Capcom's strategic brand Beeline recorded domestic and overseas downloads totaling more than 56 million, both of which contributed significantly to improving profitability for this business segment.
As a result, net sales increased to 6,308 million yen (up 56.6% from the previous fiscal year), and operating income was 2,385 million yen (up 74.6% from the previous fiscal year).
Despite a slowdown in customer traffic due to the effects of the mood of voluntary restraint in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake, which occurred in March 2011, and diversification in entertainment preferences and consumer spending patterns, arcades have been regaining ground as they are re-evaluated as readily accessible entertainment that is inexpensive, nearby and shortduration and are also supported by budget-minded consumers.
Under these circumstances, Capcom held various events, updated existing facilities and implemented a "service day" in an attempt to create new demand, establishing customer-oriented community-based facilities.
Despite a slowdown in customer traffic and intensification of competition with other game consoles including smartphones, with which there is an overlap of the customer base, sales per customer increased as a result of these measures, along with the contribution mainly of proprietary coin-operated games.
As no arcades were closed or opend during the current fiscal year, the total number of arcades remained the same as the end of the previous fiscal year at 37.
As a result, net sales increased to 11,729 million yen (up 0.9% from the previous fiscal year), and operating income was 1,787 million yen (up 58.0% from the previous fiscal year).
In this business segment, coin-operated games "Monster Hunting: Medal Hunting" and "MONHAN NIKKI SUGOROKU AIRU MURA" were released.
In the Pachislo machine business, "Street Fighter IV" remained steady, and Capcom also took part in contracted development.
As a result, net sales were 7,663 million yen (down 3.0% from the previous fiscal year), and operating income was 890 million yen (down 66.2% from the previous fiscal year).
Net sales from other businesses, mainly character-related licensing business were 2,862 million yen (down 26.5% from the previous fiscal year), and operating income was 877 million yen (down 20.1% from the previous fiscal year).