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Capcom Has Only $152 Mil in the Bank

According to GameIndustry, Capcom has a total of $152 million dollars in the bank.

To those who may not be so knowledgeable when it comes to the financials of these gaming companies, that isย not a lot of money by any means. That’s actually a dangerously minuscule amount. To put things into perspective, Nintendo made roughly more than this in their 3 months alone. This leads to Capcom making huge changes for this upcoming gen, including an even bigger focus on DLC than before.

“I regret to say that, up to now, we had few plans for the full-scale implementation of DLC.” From here on out, we need to focus on the long-term provision of content starting at the earliest stages of development. Furthermore, in terms of user response, if the additional related content we are providing continually to users online is deemed uninteresting from the start, there will be no ongoing business to pursue. This means that, more than ever before, the creation of underlying content is the key to success.” –ย COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto

If we all thought that Capcom’s sneaky on-disc DLC practices were bad, well, it’s only going to get worse for now on. This could also mean that hardly and “exclusive” Capcom games will stay exclusive. Don’t be surprised if Deep Down comes to the Xbox One, seeing how Capcom is really in need of the cash right about now.

Even worse, of course, this is a next-generation transition. Going into the next gen with higher-budgeted projects and only $152 in your back pocket is very dangerous.

But in all honesty – and I’m sorry to say this – but I can’t feel sorry for Capcom. This is what happens when you nickel-and-dime gamers and sellout your most beloved franchises in the attempt of appealing to the masses. Capcom has continually betrayed their fans and have even buried their own beloved mascot, Megaman. They may finally get what’s coming to them.

Could this mark the beginning of the end for Capcom?

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