Capcom Plans to Release Three Major Console Games in FY 2017 and to Expand Worldwide

Today Capcom released its presentation materials for the full fiscal year 2016, and they included some interesting information about the upcoming fiscal year, ending on March 31st, 2017.

First of all, the company plans to sell three new major console (Japanese refer as console games as “consumer” games) titles by the end of the fiscal year, including a new Monster Hunter that is predicted to sell in the two million units ballpark, and two unnamed titles that should sell respectively four and two million units.

We also read that the company plans to fortify its console business with steady releases of major franchises, the strengthening of digital downloads, and the pursuit of new tech and business opportunities. The online business will also be overhauled.

Last but not least, we also learn of a plan to expand the company’s worldwide reach with the launch of major titles and and the entrance in new markets like Virtual Reality and eSports.

Regular updates for games like it’s happening for Street Fighter V are also seen as a way to boost digital download revenue.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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