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Capcom is disappointed in iPhone app performance

08-04-2010, 09:38 PM
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Capcom is disappointed in iPhone app performance

This article refers to both Capcom & Bioware, but I am more worried about CapCom (Phoenix Wright, SF4)

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We've heard a lot of interesting things from big companies on the App Store -- some of them have released games and apps with not a lot of success compared to more high-profile indie groups, while some seem to have nailed down a little bit of profit from Apple's platform. Capcom is apparently finding itself in that first group -- the company's latest financial reports state that it is fairly disappointed in the performance of its App Store titles. Resident Evil 4 sales have "increased gradually," while even more anticipated apps like Street Fighter IV and Phoenix Wright have only "achieved their projected sales." Which may be good news, but it's not exactly a glowing result for Capcom's App Store efforts.
http://www.tuaw.com/2010/08/02/capco...p-performance/
08-04-2010, 09:41 PM
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Oh dear. What are the PW fanboys gonna say about this!!

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08-04-2010, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by LordVader View Post
Probably just rave about PW and threaten people with verbal abuse if they don't buy it.
That's what I thought. Good thing I bought extra anti-PW spray today at the store.

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08-04-2010, 09:59 PM
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OBJECTION! Capcom will still produce games for the iDevices.
08-04-2010, 10:09 PM
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Well, it's not just Appstore, Capcom's profit is down by 73% and other consoles in fact perform worse than Appstore, most notably Wii with Monster Hunter Tri.

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Poor console game sales and a strong yen continue to challenge Capcom. After closing 2009 with a 73 percent profit drop, its results for the fiscal first quarter ended June 30 were also weak, with profits down 90 percent to 2.2 billion yen ($25.3 million). Sales fell 2.4 per cent to 19.03 billion yen ($217.7 million).

While in its game segment alone (Capcom has multiple businesses, including arcade operations) sales were slightly up, it had little impact on the profit declines. In particular, the company said Monster Hunter Tri for the Wii has been “sluggish”.

Further, “While U.S. and European markets are shrinking under the stagnating economy, performance of our flagship title Lost Planet 2 struggled to grow in these regions,” the company claimed — adding that Lost Planet 2 “underperformed its projection substantially.” Capcom said Monster Hunter Online and Super Street Fighter IV were growing, however.

The company pointed to the “rapid growth of network games and new devices” driven by smartphones and devices like iPad: “Under these circumstances, Capcom focused on the development of games targeted for overseas markets and online games,” it explained.

It exemplified this strategy through Resident Evil 4 iPad Edition, which it says has seen downoads “increasing gradually”, and iPhone/iPad releases of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and Street Fighter IV, which “achieved their projected sales.”
http://fingergaming.com/2010/07/30/c...ojected-sales/

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08-04-2010, 10:20 PM
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OBJECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There is a CONTRADICTION IN THAT TESTIMONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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08-04-2010, 10:32 PM
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Grrrr, i dont care as long as they release the rest of PW series and update more characters on ssf4
08-04-2010, 10:38 PM
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iPhone....NOT GUILTY. It seems like the idevices platform is the most stable of all the platforms.
08-04-2010, 10:39 PM
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Yeah, cause like everybody has one now.

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08-04-2010, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Spaztrigger View Post
OBJECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There is a CONTRADICTION IN THAT TESTIMONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't see any contradictions in that statement...I'm going to have to penalize you. (-!)!!!!