While Capcom may have reported strong numbers
for its first quarter ending June 30, that doesn't mean that everything is rosy. The report mentioned that Bionic Commando
and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
failed to perform in the west and, digging a little deeper into Capcom's documents, we've uncovered some more specific details. Bionic Commando
, which Capcom released with western audiences in mind, only managed to sell 550,000 copies since its debut in May. Capcom, unsurprisingly, believes the title "underperformed."
Meanwhile, PSP title Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
, which has been very successful in Japan, has "performed weakly" in western markets, though it sold 600,000 copies worldwide (not bad for a game that released over a year ago in Japan). The documents don't specify how many copies were sold in western markets, though it's clear the company is disappointed. It's also important to note that Freedom Unite
's US release was on June 23, only a week prior to the end of Capcom's first quarter.