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Capcom Will Make HD Remasters a Key Business Activity
After the success of the recent remasters of Resident Evil and Devil May Cry, Capcom is prioritizing HD remasters of their popular catalogue titles moving forward. “HD remasters of our catalogue hit titles will be one of our key business activities” Notes Capcom during a Q&A session at a financial briefing.
“Overseas, it is becoming difficult to sell these lower-priced and re-mastered titles at stores because of the declining number of stores and sales area limitations. Therefore, we started aggressive digital download sales activities.”
Capcom is focusing on the digital marketplace as the primary outlet for their HD remasters. Resident Evil HD is Capcom’s fastest selling digital game, selling over 1 million copies, so this is a sensible business strategy.
“These activities created new demand for these titles. For example, overseas download sales of Resident Evil (HD Remastered) in the past fiscal year were far higher than we expected. It is not a risk but rather the growth of the download sales channel gives users more options. We regard this as growth in opportunities to have allow access for more people to enjoy our games.”
Is it smart for Capcom to rely on their past success, or is their focus misplaced? Are you hoping for a certain game to be remastered by Capcom?