Capcom was forced to admit to a few mistakes this week after Street Fighter V came in well under expectations. With the company looking to sell 2 million in its first month, the game only reached 1.4 million, and the negative reaction surrounding both online issues and lack of offline options are believed to be the culprit.
Following the release of Capcom’s financial report, CEO Kenzo Tsujimoto stated in an explanation that Street Fighter V “needed more polish, such as the lack of content and server issues at launch.” The company stated it would learn from this and dedicate “more time” to games in the future.
Accordingly, we feel it’s better to give a little more time to development than before, and have made slight adjustments to our portfolio. Profits may take one or two years longer to stack up than initially expected, however we will be firmly strengthening our brands.
So, no matter how soon you think we are getting Resident Evil 7, it’s only going to be longer! In regards to Capcom’s 2016 fiscal year line-up ,though, Tsujimoto promised it to be much better.
Regarding our title lineup for the next fiscal year, we plan to have one that is on par with or better than the lineup for this year.
So far, 2016 sees the release of Monster Hunter Stories, Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps, and possibly the Resident Evil 2 remake. Who knows? Maybe we’ll be seeing a little more Mega Man in the coming year as well as we prep for the 30th anniversary.