During the early part of 2009 Capcom received mixed reactions from readers of sites like this one regarding the release of downloadable content for Resident Evil 5 and Street Fighter. The company is moving ahead with more.
Capcom offered the following as one of its strategies for the second half of its fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2010.
Use digital distribution to maximize opportunities to sell software
-Sell game software by using network downloads in order to give users more options.
-"Marvel vs. Capcom 2", "Fate / unlimited codes" (overseas), and others
-Constantly offer upgrades and earn profits by using PSN and XLA [sic] to distribute additional content.
-Constantly sell "Resident Evil 5", "Street Fighter IV" and other additional content
Paid downloads for Street Fighter IV from earlier this year included $4 packs containing five alternate costumes for the game's fighters. (Check out a full list and reader reaction.)