Capcom Financial Report Suggests 'Increase DLC'

Ryan King


Obvious suggestion perhaps but the real question is how Capcom will act upon this financial report.

Published on Apr 18, 2013

Capcom's financial report suggests the publisher will 'increase DLC'.

One part of the financial report sees a problem for Capcom as the 'delayed response to the shift to digital media in the Home Video Games business'. As a countermeasure, the report suggests 'Change of strategy for the Home Video Games business (increase DLC, shift to internal R&D).

Towards the end of the report is the suggestiont that Capcom could 'improve profit by promoting the digital strategy (DLC) in the Consumer business.' You can see the continued emphasis on 'digital strategies' at Capcom's full financial report.

We should add that we expect the majority of publishers will look to increase DLC in the future but it'll be interesting to see what Capcom in particular does. Capcom is one publisher that has struggled with DLC this gen, the nadir being when on-disc DLC for complete characters was discovered for Street Fighter x Tekken.

The financial report also suggests Capcom will look to bring much of its development back in-house, following a spree of outsourcing projects that has been both successful (DmC) and disastrous (Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City).



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