Capcom Predicts 100 Million PS4 Units Sold by 2020; Very Pleased by Nintendo Switch Entering the Market

By Giuseppe Nelva

November 2, 2016

During Capcom’s latest financial briefing related for the first half of the year ended on September 30th, President and CEO Kenzo Tsujimoto talked about PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch during his presentation and the following Q&A.

First of all, Tsujimoto-san mentioned that PS4 is showing stronger performance than PS3, and with over 40 million already sold, he expects it to break 100 million by 2020. He also feels that Microsoft is committed to expand its sales, and as such Capcom should make an effort to strengthen its lineup for the western market.

About the Nintendo Switch, the appearance on the market of new hardware is considered very pleasing. As a software developer, Capcom wants to strive to develop games that can offer an experience tailored to the characteristics of each hardware and to the enjoyment of each target audience. That’s why they’re currently engaged in internal review and planning about offering content for the console as a partner.

On top of that, we hear that the company is currently verifying the feasibility of multiplatform development for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, but it’s too early to be sure. That said, the feeling is that the Switch offers a different experience compared to PS4 and Xbox One. Hardware for each game will be selected taking in consideration the characteristics of each hardware, in order to maximize the fun provided to the player.

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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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