Capcom has 152 million left in the bank

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  1. J-Machine
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    According to gameinrealm.com; Capcom has made an announcement regarding it's financial status and it isn't looking good for the company who made such iconic franchises like street fighter and megaman. The amount of money they have left you ask? About 152 million.

    COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto Had this to say regarding the news:

    “I regret to say that, up to now, we had few plans for the full-scale implementation of DLC.” From here on out, we need to focus on the long-term provision of content starting at the earliest stages of development. Furthermore, in terms of user response, if the additional related content we are providing continually to users online is deemed uninteresting from the start, there will be no ongoing business to pursue. This means that, more than ever before, the creation of underlying content is the key to success.”

    Seeing as this is a a transition into the next gen where budgets are getting bigger to make AAA games What do you think is capcoms best stratagy going into the future? More DLC? Taking a more indy budgeted approach or maybe go full digital to curb for all titles that don't sell buttloads of copies on store shelves to cut back on costs?

    Full article can be found here: http://gaminrealm.com/2013/09/10/capcom-152-mil-bank/
     


  2. pokefloote

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    They aren't making/localizing the games that we want the most. ;O;
     
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    I don't feel sorry for them at all. After Dragons Dogma and that day 1 DLC shit, I lost so much respect for them.
     
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    152 million in actual cash/as good as cash assets? Plus their IP plus everything else they have? I think I know of companies deemed far more successful that would find that an enviable position to be in. Edit. Forgot to consider any liabilities in that, not sure what they have there.

    Designed for DLC... good move as most failures I see are from ill considered DLC not designed alongside the game*. Such a thing would also sell me on a subscription model and afford a whole bunch more interesting types of gameplay design.
    *I am curious to see how a "build you own game from these components" type game gets reviewed.

    "more money for AAA"... as much as I think the term AAA is a stupid one I always find that an oddity that budgets are expected to rise, naturally there is inflation but it always seems like a runaway/badly controlled affair than a mandatory one.

    Alternatively it could be the last moves of a company not doing the sensible thing and trying to force relevance.
     
  6. raulpica

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    Capcom going bankrupt and Inafune buying all its IP? I'd like that :creep:
     
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    Ever since they waved goodbye to the Onimusha franchise, I couldn't give two shits about them. :angry:
     
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    bet deep down won't actually make it out of the gate at this rate :(
     
  9. RedCoreZero

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    Can't wait till they sale franchises

    Nintendo calls Megaman!
     
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    Want more zennies money? Megaman, just make a new freakin' Megaman game -_-
     
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    Ignore the fans, dilute franchises with shitty follow ups, beat all the dead horses you can find, and set wildly unrealistic sales goals.

    It's gotta work eventually, right?
     
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    All the hardcore Megaman fans have already thrown all their money at Mighty No. 9.
     
  13. Joe88

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    they are probably gonna use the last of that money on making re7 thinking that will save them
    I'll save time and just say goodbye now
     
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    Pretty much. Capcom took the wrong path with Megaman and now Mighty is where we're heading.
     
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    Poor Capcom :( After all they've done for us, they've decided to "modernize" and try to appeal to this younger generation: you know, the ones who constantly play Call of Duty and think that Nintendo is only for kids. You only do stupid things to appeal to stupid people and apparently, that's the only way they can think to raise money for themselves.

    FYI

    1.) AAA is a federation of motor clubs throughout North America and has been around since 1902 (Wikipedia); it is also a type of battery.
    2.) IP stands for Internet Protocol and has been around ever since the discovery of the Internet.
    3.) Isn't it just easier to say, "we want more games?" I don't want your intellectual property; I have my own, thank you.
    4.) They should release a new Megaman game. And DLC; well, why should I have to end up paying $85 dollars for a game? I'm not made of money; I won't be able to afford more than a couple of games. But I guess that's what they have in mind, seeing as how they only release a few games every year and expect them to sell millions of copies. This is stupid; no wonder why we're going down the drain.
     
  16. dragonblood9999

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    Dear CapCom

    I have a soultion to your money problems
    STOP CANCELING MEGAMAN GAMES

    Your's truly

    Every Megaman Fan
     
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    Even the bad looking ones?
     
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    "LET'S LOCALIZE A GAME, HAVE NO MARKETING, AND EXPECT IT TO SELL REALLY, REALLY WELL~"

    Capcom in a nutshell.
     
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    FYI
    1.) AAA also is also used for games released on major platforms with what is considered a very large budget. It is also an acronym for anti-aircraft artillery but really an acronym can mean anything to anyone without utilizing the context it is being used in.

    2. )IP also means intellectual property. Think megaman and it's concept/franchise or even the contents of a book. Capcom owns Game franchises and thus they have IPs.

    3) Do you have the ability to turn your own intellectual properties into something you can profit heavily from? would you be willing to give these IPs to Capcom to help them out? if not this is a moot point.

    4.) with the price of making and distributing games in a competitive market like the games industry, going too low would cannibalize their efforts despite higher sales (if people will believe the lower price equals a game of a higher prices quality)

    I agree we need DLC that enriches or adds to the experience of the core game without making it seem like the game before said DLC is "incomplete". I also believe capcom needs to realize the COD crowd isn't keen on leaving the COD environment and makes for a terrible demographic to cater to because of this. They also need to downscale their games and get some new IPs or in the least resurrect older IPs from last generations since untouched. All in all wish them luck.
     
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    And blame the fans. Must not forget that :P
     
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