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Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games

Capcom has issued a dire financial forecast, warning investors that profits for the year will be about half of previous projections, reports MCV. They blame "drastic changes in the industry’s market environment," the "concentration of AAA titles in the hands of few foreign competitors," and their "delayed response to the shift to digital media in the Home Video Games business" as contributing factors. They also place blame on outsourced development, which always seems like a good idea at the time, as they cite a "decline in quality of titles outsourced to overseas developers," which is inspiring a shift to internal sources in the future. They also imply that some current game projects will be cancelled, saying "work in progress in game software" is being "strictly re-evaluated for business restructuring."

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32. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 19, 2013, 09:31 avianflu
 
As others also say here, Dragon's Dogma was by far my favorite console game of the year. Not perfect and not always polished but original in a number of ways. You are missing out if you havent played it. The end is bizarre.

There's still some talent at capcom.
 
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31. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 19, 2013, 08:03 Wraith
 
PropheT wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 18:36:
Wraith wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 09:47:
Basically Capcom does not produce good games. Period. All they do is try to over-exploit their existing franchises created by people who knew what they were doing - and they do a poor job of it.

They have some of the most popular franchises around, which doesn't happen if you don't make good games (period).

No. They don't. Not even close. And you really need to pay attention to what I actually said which is that they over-exploit existing franchises created by people who knew what they were doing.

The fact that they'll churn out 23 variations on the 2D Street Fighter franchise to be jumped on by the same minute pack of hard-core fanboys does not mean they have "some of the most popular franchises around". The 2D fighter fan-market is insignificant next to Grand Theft Auto or Call of Duty.

Resident Evil 6 was a disappointment,
As was every Resident evil past RE4. A game more than 8 years old, FFS.

but SF vs. Tekken is outstanding
Oh God. Once again, the 2D fighter genre appeals to a hard-core set of fanboys which represent a pretty small market. Nobody cares.

- if marred by a shitty DLC plan. Dragon's Dogma is still my favorite game I played last year, and was a new IP, not a rehash or exploit of an existing franchise.
Mediocre Metacritic scores and global sales of 420,000 or around a million depending on who you believe - it's a flop.

Monster Hunter still continues to be extremely popular.
Only in Japan dude. Only in Japan. The entire Monster Hunter franchise has yet to crack 2 million sales - in total - in the US. Same goes for the rest of the world excluding Japan.

Thrashing a video game company because they make a lot of sequels is a bit silly considering how many of the games we see anymore are sequels no matter who is releasing them.
When your sequel is a bunch of level rebuilds and reskins of the same game mechanics which demonstrate you haven't generated an original idea in decades, then yes - you do deserve to be thrashed for your lack of creativity and inability to adapt to modern markets.

Fact is, Japan developers are being out-innovated and out-produced by US, French and Canadian developers. Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, Halo and Gears of War are the really big players in this marketplace and no Japan-originated property comes close. (Although the COD appeal is purely in production values - its gameplay is about as narrow and uninspired as you can get).

Show me the Capcom property which even comes close to the Assassin's Creed franchise (Franchise sales exceed 51 million units) let alone the 100+ million units of the Grand Theft Auto franchise or the 150+ million units of the COD franchise. You can't because there isn't one.

They're a second-rate publisher who haven't produced an original hit in over a decade. And the market is punishing them for their lack of creativity, originality and their inability to adapt.

It's notable that the same thing is happening to ID who simply refuse to acknowledge that nobody is interested in their simplistic notions of single-player game-play or their ongoing obsession with death-match. A refusal to adapt to the changing marketplace is an inevitable stride down the road to obsolescence.

 
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30. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 23:01 Jivaro
 
Or as my step-daughter refers to it: "Devil May Cry: Extra Eyeliner Edition"  
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29. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 20:35 Golwar
 
jacobvandy wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 12:44:
Maybe they could, I dunno, not make their good game(s) exclusive to one platform?

THIS
Never played any Monster Hunter and would be interested. But sorry, I won't get it on a Nintendo system.
 
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28. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 20:21 RollinThundr
 
Fantaz wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 19:39:
Cutter wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 19:05:
Jivaro wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 12:25:
Devil May Cry: Emo Edition

Lol!
Don't laugh, you've offended the emo crowd.


I see alot of slit emo wrists by the time this thread goes by the wayside.
 
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27. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 19:39 Fantaz
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 19:05:
Jivaro wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 12:25:
Devil May Cry: Emo Edition

Lol!
Don't laugh, you've offended the emo crowd.

 
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26. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 19:21 Smellfinger
 
It's amazing how far Capcom and Konami have fallen in the last couple of generations. What they've done to their classic franchises turns my stomach.  
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25. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 19:05 Cutter
 
Jivaro wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 12:25:
Devil May Cry: Emo Edition

Lol!
 
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24. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 18:36 PropheT
 
Wraith wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 09:47:
Basically Capcom does not produce good games. Period. All they do is try to over-exploit their existing franchises created by people who knew what they were doing - and they do a poor job of it.

They have some of the most popular franchises around, which doesn't happen if you don't make good games (period). Resident Evil 6 was a disappointment, but SF vs. Tekken is outstanding - if marred by a shitty DLC plan. Dragon's Dogma is still my favorite game I played last year, and was a new IP, not a rehash or exploit of an existing franchise. Monster Hunter still continues to be extremely popular.

Thrashing a video game company because they make a lot of sequels is a bit silly considering how many of the games we see anymore are sequels no matter who is releasing them. Capcom has crappy DLC plans, although there's signs they've learned from the complaints about them. Other than that, they definitely do still produce good games, and usually they're games that are targeted at the hardcore game audience and generally not ridiculously dumbed down for more mass appeal when compared to other companies; although that might be their problem, because hardcore gamers are some of the whiniest bitches to make things for that I've ever seen anywhere.

 
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23. Re: More Big Picture Details Apr 18, 2013, 18:16 HorrorScope
 
NKD wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 13:41:
Yosemite Sam wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 12:55:
I remember way back when a company who was in the black was considered a success.

Wow I've never met anyone who was at least 150 years old before.

I thought he was spot on. I know pre-'85 that is all there really was.

I've now carried two jobs on the opposite ends here. My first one the owner all he needed to do was keep the company making $1. His salary which was worthy of an owner was just part of the overall payroll. So if they profited just a dollar, everyone and all expenses were taken care of.

Now I'm with a big corp, we make more money on avg then we've ever have, but we're in bunker mode like everyone else, streamlining, trimming beni's, dual rolled, all that jazz. We had our so called golden years 80's and 90's where money flowed through the people, perks out the ying tyang. But I don't get why that wouldn't be today since we profit 100's of millions a qtr today where we profited just 50 million a qtr then. The difference is the big boys sit on millions of shares now worth insane amounts, I can only assume they are drunk with cash and lost their focus and some humanity.

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22. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 17:51 Julio
 
Beelzebud wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 13:56:
The mindset of large corporations need to change. They're so concerned with posting a good quarter that they'll literally screw over the entire long-term future of their companies to make one quarter look good for the shareholders.

Absolutely, but shareholders are greedy for growth and won't let them. Add the super-short shelf life of senior leaders who are focused on short-term/exit compensation... The valuation of companies that are only focused on the short term should be lower, but it isn't.
 
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21. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 15:43 ItBurn
 
The latest Capcom game that I liked was Bionic Commando Rearmed in 2008... And it was borderline.  
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20. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 15:26 Fantaz
 
Arithon wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 11:17:
CapCom blaming anyone but themselves.

DmC: Devil may Cry is the game they are complaining about "decline in quality of titles outsourced to overseas developers" yet the game got reviews as good or better than the previous titles.
The main complaint against the game was the changes to Dante's character, to quote wikipedia "Dante's original design was originally meant to be similar to the ones from previous games, but Capcom told the Ninja Theory staff it had to be completely different in order to appeal to a younger demographic". Oh, those evil developers! Following CapCom's orders to ruin the game's sales!

As others have said, their business practices and attitude to their customers are less than stellar. Seems they hold their business partners in equal contempt.

And they wonder why DmC didn't do too well? Fans wanted the original Dante, not some redesigned one! They should look at the MGS series on how to do it right. Outsourcing it was another bad decision since they probably would've done better developing it in-house.
 
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19. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 14:44 Parallax Abstraction
 
The new DmC is absolutely fantastic and better than the other 4 games in the series, and I liked those games too. Unfortunately, that's about the only thing Capcom's done recently I've cared about.  
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18. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 13:56 Beelzebud
 
The problem with these mega-publishers is that they sacrifice everything for quarterly profits. You notice they aren't announcing a projected loss of money, just not as much as they promised their investors.

The mindset of large corporations need to change. They're so concerned with posting a good quarter that they'll literally screw over the entire long-term future of their companies to make one quarter look good for the shareholders.
 
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17. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 13:41 NKD
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 12:55:
I remember way back when a company who was in the black was considered a success.

Wow I've never met anyone who was at least 150 years old before.
 
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16. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 13:33 Verno
 
Prez wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 13:30:
There is just no excuse for Capcom not being successful - they own some great properties. Too bad they atrociously mismanaged them. I will say that Dead Rising 2, despite feeling very much like a console game, was fantastic however. I really wish they had ported Dragon's Dogma to PC.

Yeah agreed. I played it on the PS3 and it looked like a vaseline smeared mess and had often annoying amounts of screen tearing. Good game but man that one needed a PC port. What's weird is that Capcom normally ports most things to the PC but for some reason just decided not to for this particular game, no clue why.
 
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15. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 13:30 Prez
 
There is just no excuse for Capcom not being successful - they own some great properties. Too bad they atrociously mismanaged them. I will say that Dead Rising 2, despite feeling very much like a console game, was fantastic however. I really wish they had ported Dragon's Dogma to PC.  
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14. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 12:55 Yosemite Sam
 
I remember way back when a company who was in the black was considered a success. Now a company makes a shit load of cash instead of a mega shitload of cash and its considered a failure. Retarded economics 101.  
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13. Re: Capcom Plotzes - Issues Profit Warning; Cancelling Games Apr 18, 2013, 12:44 jacobvandy
 
Maybe they could, I dunno, not make their good game(s) exclusive to one platform?  
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