Capcom Turns A Profit!

It's been a bad year for video game companies. Big losses, big layoffs. But one company, Capcom, appears to have sailed right on through, announcing today that over the past nine months things are looking just fine.

Compared to the same period last year, net sales at the Japanese publisher were up 5.9%, operating income up 84.3%, ordinary income up 127.5% and net profit up an impressive 865.9% to USD$19.1 million.

Games to thank for the upswing were Mega Man on the DS, Ace Attorney: Miles Edgeworth on the DS, Monster Hunter Tri on the Wii, Monster Hunter on PSP and Resident Evil 5.

Games not getting a thank you include Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles and Okami on the Wii, both of which Capcom say "saw slow sales".