Capcom have reported that their profits are up thanks partially to the success of open-world role-playing game Dragon's Dogma. Capcom's revenues for the quarter ended at 18.62 billion yen ($283.13 million), up 56 percent over last year. Profits were up 290 percent to 1.32 billion yen ($16.88 million). This is a stark contrast from a few years back, when Capcom was posting significant losses after the release of games like Dark Void and Lost Planet 2.
Back to the present, with the upcoming release of horror blockbuster Resident Evil 6 on track to bring in big money for the company, Capcom expects its annual revenues to rise 27.9 percent to 105 billion yen ($1.31 billion), and profits to increase 45.7 percent to 9.8 billion yen ($122.6 million). Additionally, Capcom's already confirmed a sequel for Dragon's Dogma, so it seems as if the company's future is looking brighter by the game.
However, it wasn't just Dragon's Dogma that catapulted Capcom back to success. According to Gamasutra, their mobile titles Minna to Monhan Card Master, Resident Evil: Outbreak Survive, The Smurf's Village and Snoopy's Street Fair all brought in "steady" revenue as well.