Capcom released its financial reports for the first half of 2018 and all seemed like positive results so far. Profits grew over time even with the closure of Capcom Vancouver and the project they were working on. Capcom’s Digital Contents division saw a 70% year-over-year increase in H1 earnings with net profit going up 97% due to many titles being successful throughout the year.
Thus, Capcom’s Early 2019 releases Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5 yield “high expectations” from the company. Capcom is having a good year and is hoping to end it out with two strong releases and re-affirmed the fact that all of its previous titles performed well, like Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 and Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. The Japanese company said that some games were successful due to a “dedicated fan base and strong brand capabilities” with others seeing “robust sales owing to its consistent popularity.”
Devil May Cry and Resident Evil are no expectations for Capcom- both have strong fan bases and are expected to sell very well. The titles were positively received when demonstrated at the Tokyo Game Show last month.
Resident Evil 2 releases for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on January 26th, 2019. And Devil May Cry 5 releases on the same platforms on March 8th, 2018. Capcom is expecting both games to do very well, and we’ll see how it meets their expectations soon enough.