Capcom has enjoyed a really solid first half of the current fiscal year.
Reporting their earnings for the 6-month period ending September 30, the company has revealed that profits jumped a whopping 355% up to 4.125 billion yen ($51.3 million) on revenue of 45.538 billion yen ($570 million). The latter represents a 55.7% leap in the year-over-year comparison.
Dragon's Dogma , the popular RPG that both critics and gamers really liked, shipped 1 million units worldwide (as of October 4), and the game continues to "exceed expectations." As for the recently released Resident Evil 6 , that has shipped 4.5 million worldwide, despite many contrasting review scores. There are quite a few fans, however, who will say RE6 deserves to be that popular. The last title that really helped Capcom was the poorly received Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City; it somehow manages a "steady growth" in sales. …that sorta boggles the mind, but whatever.
So it seems at least one Japanese company is doing just fine.