Published on October 28th, 2010 | by Louis Garcia, Contributor
Capcom Ships 2 Million Copies of Dead Rising 2, Officially Acquires New Studio
In a double whammy today, Capcom has confirmed that since its end-of-September release, Dead Rising 2 has achieved global shipment—not sales—of over two million units. This brings the total worldwide shipment of all the games in the series to over four million.
However, this comes in light of a 40 percent year-over-year loss according to 1up.com. In a six-month period ending September 30, Capcom’s profits fell 39.9 percent compared to the same period last year. The loss totals 1.8 billion yen ($21.86 million).
Capcom cited the delay in Dead Rising 2‘s release as part of the problem, as well as the strength of the yen and underperformance of Lost Planet 2.
Revenues for the same period were up compared to last year, with a total of 40.7 billion yen ($499 million) compared to 38.9 billion yen ($476 million) in 2009.
In a last bit of good news, Capcom confirmed that the acquisition of Blue Castle Games, developer of Dead Rising 2, has been ratified by the Canadian authorities. The wholly owned subsidiary will now be known as Capcom Game Studio Vancouver.