Capcom Only Has $152 Million in Their Bank Account, Plans to Invest More into the DLC Market

on September 12, 2013 2:34 PM

According to a recent report, Capcom has just over $152 million in cash in their bank accounts–a paltry amount for such a large company, especially going into a new generation. Its PC, console and mobile division made just $31 million this fiscal year, which is the second lowest profit margin since 2005.

COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto has this to say:

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.

Earlier this year, Capcom had also recanted on previous plans to outsource games to Western studios, as they canceled future projects and planned on hiring 100 workers in each of their consumer, mobile and PC online teams by the end of fiscal 2014.

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