Capcom is increasing its focus on mobile gaming with the upcoming release of Resident Evil 4 and Village on iPhone, as well as the Pokémon Go-like game Monster Hunter Now. However, the president of the company, Haruhiro Tsujimoto, has assured gamers that PC will remain a central focus.
During an interview with Bloomberg, Tsujimoto stated that Capcom aims to sell 100 million copies of its games within one year. He acknowledged that high-quality mobile releases, such as Resident Evil’s highly anticipated appearance on the iPhone 15 Pro, are crucial to achieving this goal. However, Tsujimoto emphasized that PC will continue to be their main platform going forward.
“For many years, PC has been our main platform,” said Tsujimoto. “We currently sell our games in 230 countries and regions through this PC platform.”
“While we will continue to prioritize the PC, I hope that AAA-type titles on smartphones will contribute to our goal of selling 100 million copies.”
Although PC gaming is essential to Capcom, Tsujimoto made it clear that the company would reject any acquisition offer from Microsoft following the recent Activision buyout. He also stated that they are not currently planning to acquire other companies themselves.
“Rather than acquiring an outside company, we prefer organic growth,” said the COO. “It is important to train and develop our human resources in-house in order to carry out growth strategies.”
Tsujimoto emphasized that they may collaborate with external partners but have no intention of acquiring companies.
In regard to a potential offer from Microsoft, Tsujimoto stated, “I would gracefully decline the offer because I believe it would be better if we were equal partners.”
Tsujimoto’s comments come following the record-breaking success of Capcom, driven by the positive reception to Resident Evil 4 Remake and Street Fighter 6. In addition to their popular series, the publisher is also making efforts to bring some of their older games, such as Ghost Trick and Apollo Justice, to PC for the first time.