capcom to pull out of the arcade

Discussion in 'General' started by Sudden_Death, Mar 19, 2001.

  1. Sudden_Death

    Sudden_Death Well-Known Member

    sad days are comming :

    <A target="_blank" HREF=> arcade is dead </A>

    <font color=red>PICCOLO</font color=red>

    fuck spelling!
    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by piccolo on 03/19/01 02:19 AM (server time).</FONT></P>
  2. Drunken_Master

    Drunken_Master Well-Known Member

    were did you hear this?

    'Strong body but a weak mind' Sam Seed from Drunken Masters
  3. GreatDeceiver

    GreatDeceiver Well-Known Member

    Quote from a recent update in MMCafe (a translation from an official statement made by Capcom in response to the earlier Nikkei reports):

    "Today, there have been some reports by the media that our company will be withdrawing from the arcade game software market. These reports are not official announcements made by our company, and are not formal decisions made at the current time.

    Though our company will cut down on the arcade department in the next fiscal and focus on the home console market, we will also continue to provide software for the arcades as well."

    I find it very hard to believe that Capcom would suddenly and completely pull out of the arcade market altogether, even given the so-called "recession of arcades". It's a profitable business, even if it's not AS profitable as console development.
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Yeah they're only scaling back...but still that's sad....what's an arcade without Capcom fighters. Surprising also since Capcom has always seemed to do its own thing, regardless of sales (ie full DC support).

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