In a recent report, Capcom plans say that they “Aim to release multiple major titles” in the next year as part of their ‘Overview of Strategies and Plans Fiscal Year ending March 31, 2021’. What these titles will be is yet to be seen. You can read the report in full here.
The whole report shows the companies business highlights, and predictions for the fiscal year 2021.
Interestingly they see the least amount of profit coming from mobile and arcade based content. To Capcom new IPs and ongoing franchises are where they predict they’ll get the most profit. With the recent Resident Evil 3 shipping 2 Million copies in just 5 days that makes sense. Their strategy will seemingly involve digital sales predominantly, as that’s how their titles have been selling.
As shown below Capcom plans to “Aim for new record of 28 Million units in Sales” and they’ll do this with multiple new titles and by pursuing ongoing sales for already released titles. That means we might be seeing ports of older Capcom games to next-gen. It also means new titles in existing franchises like Resident Evil can be expected, or even entirely new IPs.
With the recent talk of a remake of Resident Evil 4 coming, this Capcom plan makes sense. Release new games, and bring back already released ones, through the lens of digital sales.
In fact, the report literally says they will “Focus on growing sales for already-released new titles and catalog titles by further promoting digital sales. Which exceeded 20 million units last fiscal year.”
What Capcom plans Mean for the future
As of right now, we can’t answer that question. With next-gen around the corner it doesn’t seem insane to assume that Capcom plans to release successful titles on Xbox Series X and PS5. There was a recent Report about details of Resident Evil 8, so we know that’s coming. Although with no release date we don’t know what Capcom titles we will be seeing in the next 12 months until the end of the fiscal year.
What titles do you hope to be seeing from Capcom by April 2021? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @thecognetwork. In the spirit, why don’t you check out our comparison between the Resident Evil Remakes? As always, thanks for reading COG!