DmC and other Capcom titles have failed Capcom's sales expectations

#1rockman11_zPosted 9/10/2013 7:23:07 AM
http://www.vg247.com/2013/09/10/capcom-2013-financials-see-940m-in-revenue-several-console-titles-fall-below-sales-target/


Wake up, Capcom.
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#2NINFanboyPosted 9/10/2013 7:29:38 AM(edited)
Part of Capcomís plan is to reel back outsourced projects and hire 100 new staff across its PC, digital and mobile divisions. The company also aims to offer more DLC moving forward.

The first part sounds like a plan. The part with the DLC is something they can shove right back into their asses where it came from.

Seriously, last gen people could say they were huge Capcom fans and they'd have gotten thumbs up. Nowadays people just shake their heads and walk away. I don't know what's going on at Capcom, but some of their executives need to be replaced asap.
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#3rockman11_z(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 7:33:03 AM
Here is the thing.


Mighty no. 9 is getting a huge positive reaction from us gamers. If Capcom is smart enough, they would make a real Megaman game or a Megaman X/Zero game and focus on that. Why can't they focus on that first? I
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#4TheOriginalMaxPosted 9/10/2013 8:08:52 AM
NINFanboy posted...
I don't know what's going on at Capcom, but some of their executives need to be replaced asap.


I definitely agree with you. Also me and my friend discussed this topic a few days ago and I think we noticed an interesting point about Capcom as a company: Groupthink. The gist of it is basically the workers agreeing to a boss' opinion even if it's a foolish one due to pressure from an authority, the peers, and conformity. This is further backed up by, from what I have understood of Japanese culture(I could be wrong, please someone correct me) and its stance on/respect for authority figures, is strong obedience to the one(s) in charge. Basically implying that Capcom may be working as a dictatorship. What's more if it really is working as a dictatorship and the person at the helm is not accustomed to the modern industry(which nowadays is heavily influenced by Western type commercialism and consumerism) they may be making decisions that they think are correct and proper yet in reality are not, then forcing everyone else to go along with those decisions and ultimately making everyone else cannon fodder and the faces for the bad decisions made, while the person in the helm is still making those poor decisions. What's most worrying is that if this horror scenario is correct the person's decisions CANNOT be contested.

Furthermore how can complete amateurs at business see so clearly something Capcom does is a very bad business decision yet their so-called business experts can't? It just boggles my mind. I think nowadays, when hiring people, the companies look too much into what school the person comes from and what grades they got rather than if they're actually a good fit in the industry (for instance if they're hiring someone for PR related work they may be choosing the one with the higher grade than the one who actually studied the video game industry). I really can't believe Capcom would allow such incompetence in their industry if they actually did their homework on the people they're hiring.

I think this makes sense. I fully admit this is all speculation and a worse-case-scenario, and is not based on anything concrete, rather just my own(and my friend's) speculation on what Capcom representatives have said and what Capcom has done. I cannot understand, at all, how otherwise a company as experienced as Capcom could make such completely amateurish decisions and mistakes. It could just be that the industry has changed too significantly for Japanese companies to keep up, but at that point one has to ask: Is it really alright then for them to just keep wanting what others have and not be content with what they have currently and can keep having? Capcom actually managed to create a situation where they are getting less than before! If that's not a warning of what greed does to people, I don't know what is.
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#5CLupulaPosted 9/10/2013 8:15:14 AM
Yeah, this did awful, when you consider that, among PC, PS3, and 360, and and counting digital downloads, it sold 1.15 million COMBINED!
#6rice_noodlesPosted 9/10/2013 8:39:06 AM(edited)
Uhh... Capcom is practically the Tsujimoto family business. It ain't gonna happen.

Oh and speaking of Might No. 9, Inafune was trying his best to please the Tsujimotos doing their bidding and helped forcing people out of Capcom during his reign, and even he was forced out not long after Tsujimoto Haruhiro rose to power.
#7KyryloPosted 9/10/2013 8:47:23 AM
"Capcom has $152 million in cash, and points out that this isnít a lot of money for a company seeking to gain a solid foothold in the next generation."
Guess prolls should start crying soon >:)
#8StepswordsmanPosted 9/10/2013 9:02:13 AM
Capcom has barely enough money for next-gen console games, and has to make cash-ins like Breath of Fire 6 to milk money.

Tameem moved to mobile market.

Don't you understand what this means?
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Decline in quality due to excessive outsourcing.
#9rockman11_z(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 10:38:42 AM
Stepswordsman posted...
Capcom has barely enough money for next-gen console games, and has to make cash-ins like Breath of Fire 6 to milk money.

Tameem moved to mobile market.

Don't you understand what this means?


Will Breath of Fire 6 sell though?
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#10DullahansXMarkPosted 9/10/2013 1:07:52 PM
Lackey: Sir! The fans are furious over our outsourcing and DLC policies! What should we do?
Boss: Stop the outsourcing... and make more DLC!

Goodbye, Capcom. No one will miss you.