In an interview with Bloomberg, Capcom Chief Operating Officer Haruhiro Tsujimoto discussed the continued growth and ambition of the development company. Several interesting comments were made here, such as how PC has been their “main platform,” as they’ve sold titles here across 230 regions and countries.
However, while Capcom will continue to prioritize PC as their primary platform, achieving feats like hitting one hundred million sold units in just one year will, according to Tsujimoto, be hopefully bolstered by “contribution from AAA-type titles on smartphones.”
Still, he doesn’t regret not getting into the mobile market sooner since the technology didn’t deem it feasible until recently. This is why games like Monster Hunter Now and the iPhone ports of Resident Evil 4 Remake and Resident Evil Village are becoming increasingly prevalent. Tsujimoto is looking forward to continuing the developer’s relationship with Apple for mutual growth.
Another notable subject talked about in this interview is acquisitions, which has become a hot topic in the gaming industry. Tsujimoto stated that Capcom prefers “organic growth” over acquiring outside companies. In-house development is vital for strategic growth. He emphasizes that they have no intention of acquiring companies, and even in the circumstance of Microsoft attempting to purchase them, Tsujimoto would “gracefully decline,” as the notion of equal partnership is preferable.
You can view Bloomberg’s interview with Capcom’s COO for further details and comments.
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