Non-mobile Capcom profits Smurfed-up in first half of fiscal year

Capcom experienced a 49 percent decrease in profits for the first half (ending September 30) of its fiscal year, banking ¥906 million ($11.9M) during the period. The company saw overall sales of ¥29 billion ($385M), a 28 percent decrease from the same period last year.

Monster Hunter Freedom 3 HD Ver. and Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D "performed solidly" in the first half, with Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition "achieving projected sales." The consumer online games division saw an operating income of ¥2,251 million ($29.6M), down 50.3 percent from last year.

On the other hand, the mobile division saw massive increases during the first half of the year, with net sales of ¥2.5 billion ($33M, up 89 percent) and operating income of ¥903 million ($11.9M, up 201 percent). This was in large part thanks to The Smurfs Village, which "served as the driving force in increasing Capcom's financial results." The company announced last month the freemium title had reached 15 million downloads.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.