Capcom, as far as major publishers go, isn't doing quite so badly as some of its fellow industry giants. Well, maybe. Currently, they're not doing quite as well as they'd originally hoped, with a "special loss" of $73 million forcing Capcom to adjust its financial forecasts.
The company is primarily blaming "excessive" overseas outsourcing, noting that they've had to cancel a number of games as a result of poor quality.
Another part of Capcom's plan is to "strengthen digital strategies" by releasing more DLC. The publisher also wants development and marketing divisions to collaborate properly, while citing "insuccifient coordination" overseas.
Additionally, revisions earlier this year to Resident Evil 6 and DmC: Devil May Cry shipping expectations remain low. Despite an initially successful launch, Resident Evil 6 is expected to come in at 4.9 million for the fiscal year, with DmC clocking in at 1.15 million. Since release, Dante's reboot hasn't performed as well as originally anticipated.
All that being said, Capcom still came away with a net profit of ¥2.9 billion (roughly $29.5 million) for the fiscal year ended at March 31. Believe it or not, their big money-maker has been the Resident Evil 5 slot machine, released in Japan earlier in 2013.
No, we're not kidding, and here's proof that the thing exists: