Capcom is facing a new challenger right at the start of their new financial year in the form of a whopping 90.4 percent year-on-year drop in profit for their first fiscal quarter. The publisher posted revenue of ¥19 billion ($219 million USD) and a ¥216 million ($2.45 million USD) profit for the four month period ending June 31st, representing a ¥2 billion and ¥460 million decrease, respectively, from the figures posted for same period last financial year.
"Sluggish" console software sales and earnings were cited as a contributor for its profitability woes; Lost Planet 2 in particular was singled out for its vastly underwhelming performance at retail. Monster Hunter Tri's stagnant sales growth didn't help, as did lower than expected sales for Ghost Trick on the DS in Japan. Other factors were beyond the publisher's control, namely unfavorable currency exchange rates and weaker global economies.
Only the far steadier growth of Monster Hunter Frontier Online and Super Street Fighter IV helped smooth the bumpy ride. Capcom's financial report highlighted unit sales of its three major titles:
| Title || Platform || Unit Sales |
| Lost Planet 2 ||PS3/Xbox 360||1,500,000|
| Super Street Fighter IV ||PS3/Xbox 360||1,350,000|
| Monster Hunter Tri ||Wii||690,000|
In order to get back on track, Capcom highlights two key strategies. The first is revitalizing its product lineup through enhanced development efficiency and reorganization, while the other involves strengthening its online gaming presence on the PC, Xbox 360, and smartphone platforms. Monster Hunter looks to be their key franchise in this regard, at least in Asia.
With these pointers in mind, Capcom remains firm on its revenue and profit forecast of ¥2.9 billion ($33 million USD) and ¥8 billion ($91 million USD), respectively, for the current financial year as a whole.