Capcom Currently Open to Takeover

Monday, June 16th, 2014

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Capcom’s money troubles of late have been no secret in the gaming world. Now the company has announced it will end its takeover defense.

The 35th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of Capcom Co., Ltd. was held today, June 16, 2014. At this meeting, the shareholders did not approve our third proposal: Renewal of Countermeasures in response to a Large-Scale Purchase of Shares of the Company (Takeover Defense).

This means any company that buys up enough shares could own Capcom. Now, this doesn’t mean the company will sit idly by if someone does start buying up a large amount of stock. According to an official statement…

If there is any large-scale purchaser of Capcom stock, we will react to make necessary measures within the admissible limits of applicable laws and regulations. In addition, we will react to take steps to ensure disclosure of the position of the board of directors and other information and that there is sufficient time for shareholders to examine the proposed large-scale purchase and reach a decision.

Still, should Nintendo or Sony decide that Monster Hunter is worth owning all of Capcom for, this might not be the last we hear of this decision.


About Guy Rainey

I’m Guy Rainey. I’m a hardcore Nintendo fan, a PC enthusiast, and a Sony sympathizer. Also an amateur/aspiring game creator. I love any game that puts story as the main focus of the game, so that means JRPGs are my favorite genre almost by default.

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  • Raymond

    if nintendo buys capcom, we may see megaman legends 3

    • oh ya think! 🙂

    • Warboss Aohd

      Or Breath of Fire 6………AS A NON iOS GAME!

    • OMG, this is gonna be totally epic! 🙂

    • Good King

      Or a Megaman: Battle Network compilation on the 3DS or something.

  • wrciii

    Nintendo should be jumping on this!

  • allnet20

    nintendo could really just go in on this right now. i mean nintendo has a crap ton of money just sitting around

    • well that’s true, but it’s not quite that simple really and yet it also doesn’t work that way either, so that’s not going to easy as you think it is, ya know. :-/

    • Ninty

      I wish I knew what you mean(no sarcasm). I’m guessing it’s a long explanation.

    • I mean that it’s going to take a lot more then that to get the Capcom’s Company so easily, and besides the Sega company is also trying there hardest to get the Capcom’s company as well. :/
      Oh, and FYI, I wasn’t be sarcastic, I was being very serious about this, ya got it! >:(

    • Ninty

      I put “no sarcasm” in parenthesis in case my comment was perceived as sarcastic. It wasn’t referring to you.

    • ok, I was just making sure that you understand how serious i am about this, that all.
      i didn’t mean for you to go and do that ok, i’m sorry. 🙁

    • Ninty

      Don’t worry about it. My writing was a bit odd, so I understand. 🙂

    • OK then! 🙂

  • Pedro Rosas

    This is what happens when you piss off your fans, now I hope Nintendo or SEGA buy Capcom and do something with Mega Man and their old franchises

    • Warboss Aohd

      would definitely prefer Nintendo

    • yeah, but what about the sega company?
      it looks like they’re showing such promise about this, so do you think that maybe sega might end up getting the capcom company instead of nintendo getting it? :-/

  • Warboss Aohd

    Megaman and Breath of Fire could Live Again!

  • Salvador Calderón Mariscal

    Save Megaman! Nintendo, buy CAPCOM!

  • Ms_Fortune

    Nintendo this, Nintendo that, why does everyone think that Nintendo is some magic company?

    We’re not gonna see some gaming Renaissance or IP’s like God Hand and such ever again even if Nintendo did buy them, Megaman, RE and SF are the most surefire bets.

    Either way its just a pipedream, outside of Monster Hunter, i don’t see why Nintendo would want them in the first place.

    • Vinicius

      Whoever buys capcom will have a great advantage on this Gen with Street Fighter alone, other series like Monster Hunter would help to have sucess in Japan.

    • you really think so! 🙂

  • clownshoes1982

    EA buys it… New Mega Man game… $5.00 for each robot master, and $3.00 to use their weapon.

    • Mason Mack

      Don’t even joke about that ;_;

    • jaime

      I gotta know when has EA ever -shipped dlc like that, in my experience there dlc is never required and no where near as heavily or expensivily as capcom has been doing for the last few years.

    • hey, Mason is right, this is no laughing matter so we’ve got to be serious about this, ya got it! :0

    • jaime

      i am not joking i am asking for a single instance where EA shipped dlc required to progress through the game.

    • i’m just saying ok! :-/

  • An Tran

    Would love for Nintendo to buy them.
    Would be terrified if SEGA bought them. Considering how afraid Sega is of releasing Phantasy Star games over here, I would fear immensely for the Monster Hunter series….

  • ハボック バスター

    Jeez why with the vote for Nintendo to take over while capcom will release a non-Nintendo platform game like Deep Down for the PS4?

  • Sean

    How do you think Nintendo would treat the Ace Attorney series if they bought Capcom? That’s my main concern as Ace Attorney is one of my favourite game series.

    • Xeon2

      Just Fine, Miyamoto probably wouldn’t mess with that Genre, its probably his bane, and leave it to capcom studios.

  • shooter_mcgavin

    If Microsoft wants to beat Sony buying Capcom would do it

    • As far as I know, Microsoft isn’t in the running to buy Capcom anyway. As a Japanese based company, Japanese law does not allow it to be sold to a non-Japanese company.

      If I’m wrong about this let me know, but that would also take EA out of the equation as well, leaving only Nintendo, Sony, and Sega as the big competitors. Still hoping Nintendo gets it though.

    • ok, but about sega, what’s going to be left for them to hope for, have you ever thought of that? 🙁

    • Nintendo can buy Sega as well and they can be one big happy family!

    • do you really think so? 🙂

    • Xeon2

      The issue with Sega is that any more large scale purchases would endanger them further from shareholders, and they already are on the hotseat from Sonic Lost world, in addition they really aren’t making too many games, how many Sega games are being announced that’s not sonic? They can’t support this kind of purchase franchises or not.

    • well that and they already own Atlus, but like diva said: ‘Nintendo can buy Sega as well and they can be one big happy family!’
      so maybe some good can come out this event, am i right? 🙂

    • Another_Unknown

      Microsoft will ruin capcom like did with Rare.

    • Really, what did they do to Rare? :/

  • Tyrannikos

    I just want some more Dragon’s Dogma. For god’s sake, someone give me more.

  • Anonymous

    Considering all they want to do lately is keep re-releasing Street Fighter 4 and turning everything else they own into a Gears clone, I don’t even think the company’s worth its weight in Bison Dollars.

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  • Mike Staub

    My question is could capcom potentially sell off characters/franchises instead of completely selling out. I’d love to see Megaman living in Nintendo’s catalog, but would Nintendo do a good job with Street Fighter, or Resident Evil? That I’m not sure about. Capcom also does make great Zelda games though.

    • Nintendo has done fairly well when handed Resident Evil in the past. 0, 4, 1 Remake, and Revelations were all very good games.

    • Xeon2

      Resident Evil they can do a good job, Street fighter can still be worked on Ono and his team and hopefully the netcode would be better in SF5

    • Mike Staub

      But I don’t see success for those games if they’re only on Nintendo systems. When I say success I mean, sales figures. Though giving a studio like Retro Resident Evil would be wonderful.

    • well, the way I see it is that their reputation proceeds them as I thought it would. 🙂

    • Xeon2

      Well, actual “success” is determined by the profit gained by a product, there’s little doubt, that SF can be profitable on one system, because a number of the fees that are accompanied with publishing a 3rd party game cease to exist and adding any form of extra money to individual sales helps drastically in the long run. Also, the FGC will probably follow the trends as well, so I don’t expect SF to be dropped from evo either, because nintendo is recently embracing quite a few of the Fighting game scene in Smash, I see no reason like for things like the Capcom World tour to be Canned when the pokemon VGCs are being streamed this year. All in all, working with a single system both puts pressure on products to sell systems and less pressure to sell individual units because the profit margin is larger per unit than selling as 3rd parties on all platforms.

    • you really think so? :-O

    • Xeon2

      In the end, anything said on either side is just speculation, though it is fact that profit margins are higher for First party games. That’s actually the reason there’s not a whole lot of bullshit in Nintendo games to make up for the lost margins as a third parties, especially as game development costs rise this generation for better tech. Also I want to say this, Capcom was great because of the variety of niche titles that could appeal to anyone in the videogame market, that’s why I feel that any third party would effectively end these franchises because of the profit margins and the word “niche markets” being taboo in the western videogame industry and most third parties in the japanese industries trying to get the next COD. I want capcom to go to a company who could actually revive or bring back niche games like dark stalkers and still remain healthy, it does not have to be nintendo, but they are the most capable in the industry to revive capcom franchises and be content with not making millions of dollars off niche franchises and still be financially stable.

    • ok then, i guess that means you do from the looks of it, and that long statement that you’d just explained, has finally shown that answer. :-/

  • Thanatos2k

    There aren’t many other Japanese publishers I’d be ok with buying them.
    Certainly not Konami or Sega or Square Enix or Tecmo. Bamco….eehhh,
    maybe. Also maybe with Sony. Nintendo would definitely stifle their

  • Shin

    Nintendo… you know what to do.

  • Jaffermach

    Interesting. Wonder who would buy it. Many of my favorite games are Capcom-made.