For all you financial gurus out there, first quarter 2011 reports are in from Capcom. Despite a dramatic 37% decrease in sales, the company still managed to net $4.35 million in sales. This trumped their 2010 first quarter earnings of $2.74 million by 58%. This leaves only one possible answer: Capcom has started stealing diamonds through elaborate heist schemes and is selling their bounty on the black market.
Capcom’s “consumer online games” took the biggest hit this quarter, riding on the backs of Super Street Fighter 4 Aracde (300,000 units sold), Resident Evil Mercenaries 3D (400,000 units), and Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (100,000 units).
Despite a lack of consumer interest, Capcom has strengthened their social gaming presence. Smurf’s Village is largely responsible with nearly 19 million downloads, which begs the question: What the smurf?