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Capcom Net Worth 2022

Capcom
Capcom

Capcom Co., Ltd.is a Japanese video game developer and publisher. It has created a number of multi-million-selling game franchises, with its most commercially successful being Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Devil May Cry, Dead Rising and Marvel vs. Capcom. Established in 1979, it has become an international enterprise with subsidiaries in Asia, Europe, and North America.

In January 1989, Capcom Co., Ltd. merged with Sanbi Co., Ltd., resulting in the current Japan branch.The name Capcom is a clipped compound of “Capsule Computers”, a term coined by the company for the arcade machines it solely manufactured in its early years, designed to set themselves apart from personal computers that were becoming widespread.”Capsule alludes to how Capcom likened its game software to “a capsule packed to the brim with gaming fun”, and to the company’s desire to protect its intellectual property with a hard outer shell, preventing illegal copies and inferior imitations.

Capcom

Capcom’s first product was the coin-operated arcade game Little League (1983). It released its first real arcade video game, Vulgus (May 1984). Starting with the arcade hit 1942(1984), they began designing games with international markets in mind. The successful 1985 arcade games Commando and Ghosts ‘n Goblins have been credited as the products “that shot [Capcom] to 8-bit silicon stardom” in the mid-1980s. Starting with Commando (late 1985), Capcom began licensing their arcade games for release on home computers, notably to British software houses Elite Systems and U.S. Gold in the late 1980s.

Capcom has been noted as the last major publisher to be committed to 2D games, though it was not entirely by choice. The company’s commitment to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System as its platform of choice caused them to lag behind other leading publishers in developing 3D-capable arcade boards. Also, the 2D animated cartoon-style graphics seen in games such as Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors and X- Men: Children of the Atom proved popular, leading Capcom to adopt them as a signature style and use them in more games.

In 1990, Capcom entered the bowling industry with Bowlingo. It was a coin-operated, electro-mechanical, fully automated mini ten-pin bowling installation. It was smaller than a standard bowling alley, designed to be smaller and cheaper for amusement arcades. Bowlingo drew significant earnings in North America upon release in 1990.

In 1994, Capcom adapted its Street Fighter series of fighting games into a film of the same name. While commercially successful, it was critically panned. In February 2022, it was reported by Bloomberg that Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund had purchased a 5% stake in Capcom, for an approximate value of $332 USD million.

Capcom has three internal Consumer Games Development divisions:

  • Division 1, headed by Jun Takeuchi, with Resident Evil, Mega Man, devil May Cry, dead Rising, and other major franchises (usually targeting global audiences)
  • Division 2, headed by Ryozo Tsujimoto (who also the heads Mobile Online Development Division) with Monster Hunter, Onimusha, ace Attorney, Sengoku Basara, and other franchises with more traditional IP (usually targeting audiences in Asia)
  • Division 3, with Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom, Lost Planet, Dragon’s Dogma, and other online-focused franchises (games focused on online multiplayer and/or tournaments)

Branches and Subsidiaries

Capcom Co., Ltd.’s head office building and R&D building are in Chuo-ku, Osaka. The parent company also has a branch office in the Shinjuku Mitsui Building in Nishi- Shinjuku, Tokyo; and the Ueno Facility, a branch office in Iga, Mie Prefecture.

The international Capcom Group encompasses 15 subsidiaries in Japan, North America, Europe, and East Asia.Affiliated companies include Koko Capcom Co., Ltd. in South Korea, Street Fighter Film, LLC in the United States, and Delgadas Co., Ltd.

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