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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  • Coarse

    Is it wrong that I hope Capcom crashes, burns, and is forced to sell all of their IPs to the highest bidders? I want MegaMan to end up somewhere he’ll get some GAMES in the forseeable future.

    • Aiddon

      yes, because hundreds would lose their jobs

    • Very wrong. Their business practices maybe questionable but they are one of the best developers of our time. I still luv them. Look at their game catalogue from last year and bask in it’s glory. Bethseda on the other hand…….

    • They better hand the rights for Mega Man to Keiji Inafune and comcept.

      Even if he isn’t the original producer, it rightfully belongs to him

    • dubaloseven

      Yes, lets hand over the rights to the man who screwed over the franchise.

  • What about Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney?

  • dubaloseven

    So… no new DmC soon… sadness.