Capcom Outlines Future DLC/Online Plans

Friday, May 10th, 2013

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As previously reported, Capcom has decided that it’s going to try to improve its output regarding DLC and online content. Recently, they’ve presented a couple slides that predict how the next few years will go for their digital content.

capcom_estimates

The slide above predicts how the market will change over the next few years. The green bars represent mobile content the yellow bars represent “PC online content”, the light blue bars represent “connected console services” (mostly likely meaning DLC and downloadable games), and the dark blue bars represent retail games. Obviously, the retail games percentages will be getting smaller over time as more DLC, mobile games, and downloadable titles will be produced.

online_contents_mix

This slide predicts how digital sales will grow based on their previous growth over the past couple years. Once again, the green bars represent mobile content, yellow bars represent PC content, and the light blue bars represent DLC. It shows that there was a significant increase in PC content between 2009 and 2010.

Capcom president Haruhiro Tsujimoto stated that the company’s goal is to earn about 30 billion yen ($300 million) in online business by the end of the 2015 fiscal year. That being said, they have no plans on abandoning traditional retail games yet. They expect Monster Hunter 4, Ace Attorney 5 and Sengoku Basara 4 to be big hits in Japan, while Resident Evil: Revelations and Lost Planet 3 are expected to be major global titles. And lest ye forget, there’s that Deep Down project that’s currently in development for the PS4.

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