PS4 and PS3 Top Capcom's Home Console Sales; 3DS Dominates Portables in Latest Fiscal Year
Capcom announced today its financial results for Fiscal Year 2014 (ended on March 31st, 2015), and the company registered sales for 64.226 billion yen and a net profit of 6.616 billion yen, as you can see in the table below compared to previous years (the relevant column is the first highlighted in yellow).
The results announced today show a marked improvement in profit compared to previous years, even if sales were lower. The company plans to improve net sales to 76 billion yen and net income to 7.7 billion yen during the current fiscal year (second highlighted column), which will end on March 31st, 2016.
We can also notice that games remain the top revenue source, followed by arcade quite far behind.
Interestingly, we also get a breakdown of unit sales per platform brand. PlayStation Consoles (PS4 and PS3 combined) lead home consoles this year (first highlighted column in the table below) with 2,450,000 units sold, followed by Xbox consoles with 1,200,000, and Nintendo machines with 150,000. PC sales were 200,000 units.
Portable sales are largely dominated by the Nintendo DS/3DS family, for which Capcom sold 3,750,000 software units, followed far behind by PS Vita/PSP, that generated 250,000 sales.
Japan remains the best market for the company for physical sales, followed by North America and Europe. Interestingly, Capcom plans to sell more physical games in Japan during the current fiscal year, but less in the west, replaced by a large increase in digital download sales. According to the forecast, the total number of game sales should remain flat at 13 million units.