14 Facts About Capcom


The name Capcom is a clipped compound of "Capsule Computers", a term coined by the company for the arcade machines it solely manufactured in its early years, designed to set themselves apart from personal computers that were becoming widespread.

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Capcom went on to create 15 multi-million-selling home video game franchises, with the best-selling being Resident Evil.

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Capcom has been noted as the last major publisher to be committed to 2D games, though it was not entirely by choice.

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Also, the 2D animated cartoon-style graphics seen in games such as Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors and X-Men: Children of the Atom proved popular, leading Capcom to adopt them as a signature style and use them in more games.

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In 1994, Capcom adapted its Street Fighter series of fighting games into a film of the same name.

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Capcom sees films as a way to build sales for its video games.

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Capcom partnered with Nyu Media in 2011 to publish and distribute the Japanese independent games that Nyu localized into the English language.

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In 2012, Capcom came under criticism for controversial sales tactics, such as the implementation of disc-locked content, which requires players to pay for additional content that is already available within the game's files, most notably in Street Fighter X Tekken.

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Capcom claimed Koei Tecmo infringed a patent it obtained in 2002 regarding a play feature in video games.

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Capcom affirmed that no credit-card or other sensitive financial information was obtained in the hack.

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International Capcom Group encompasses 15 subsidiaries in Japan, rest of East Asia, North America, and Europe.

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Capcom introduced its Mega Man series in 1987, which has sold almost 40 million copies.

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Capcom began its Monster Hunter series in 2004, which has sold more than 70 million copies on a variety of consoles.

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In 2016, Capcom released Street Fighter V with very limited single player content.

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