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(as of February 28, 2014)

By continuously creating original content,
CAPCOM of Japan has transformed itself
into CAPCOM of the world.

Since its inception, Capcom has been creating a series of industry-leading game titles with remarkable commercial success around the globe, including the classic "Street Fighter," which was the rage of the times, and the worldwide blockbuster survival horror game "Resident Evil" to name two. All of these original and innovative games have helped make the Capcom brand a household name. We continue to aspire to be a company that entertains people around the world and touches their heart.

1979~

Corporate History

May 1979
Established I.R.M Corporation (capital of 10 million yen) with objectives of developing and selling electric applied game machines in Matsubara, Osaka.
May 1981
Established the subsidiary JAPAN CAPSULE COMPUTER CO., LTD.
Sep. 1981
Corporate name was changed to SANBI CO., LTD., and the head office was moved to Habikino, Osaka.
Jun. 1983
Established old CAPCOM CO., LTD., (capital of 10 million yen) in Hirano, Osaka for the purpose of selling software.
Oct. 1983
Established Tokyo Branch in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Aug. 1985
Established CAPCOM U.S.A., INC., in California for distribution of Capcom's products in the U.S.A.
Jan. 1989

Old CAPCOM CO., LTD., was merged with SANBI. Corporate name was changed to CAPCOM CO., LTD., and the head office was moved to Higashi-ku, Osaka.

Aug. 1989
Established a resident office in the U.K.

Products History

Jul. 1983

Released our first originally developed coin-op "Little League".

Oct. 1983

Released the coin-op "Fever Chance"..

Dec. 1983
Opened "Acty 24", a video arcade under the direct management of Capcom.
May 1984

Released our first arcade video game "Vulgus".

Dec. 1984

Released the arcade video game "1942".

May 1985
Released the arcade video game "Commando".
Sep. 1985
Released the arcade video game "Ghosts'n Goblins".
Dec. 1985

Released our first home video game "1942" for Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).

Jun. 1986

Released "Ghosts'n Goblins" for NES.

Sep. 1986

Released "Commando" for NES.

Aug. 1987
Released the arcade video game "Street Fighter".
Dec. 1989

Released "Mega Man" for NES.

Dec. 1989
Released the arcade video game "Final Fight".

1990~

Corporate History

Oct. 1990
Stocks registered as OTC securities with the Japan Securities Dealers Association.
Feb. 1991
Purchased YUNIKA CO., LTD. and turned it into a 100% subsidiary.
Dec. 1991
Changed the name of YUNIKA CO., LTD. to CAPTRON CO., LTD.
Jul. 1993
Established CAPCOM ASIA CO., LTD. in Hong Kong for distribution of Capcom's products in China and Southeast Asia.
Oct. 1993
Stock was listed on the second section of the Osaka Stock Exchange.
May 1994

Constructed Ueno facility in Mie.

Jul. 1994

Constructed head office, which was relocated to Uchihirano-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka.

Jun. 1995
Established CAPCOM ENTERTAINMENT, INC. and CAPCOM DIGITAL STUDIOS, INC. (currently CAPCOM STUDIO 8, INC.), which CAPCOM U.S.A., INC. holds for the purposes of enhancing and maximizing functions such as management, distribution, and R&D in U.S.A.
Apr. 1997

Established FLAGSHIP CO., LTD. with a view of game scenario creation.

Sep. 1999
Stock changed listing to the First Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange.

Products History

Dec. 1990
Released "Final Fight" for Super NES.
Mar. 1991

Released the arcade video game "Street Fighter II" and it triggered the "Street Fighter II" boom.

Jun. 1992

Released "Street Fighter II" for Super NES, and it was a mega-hit.

Apr. 1993
Released "Breath of Fire" for Super NES.
Jul. 1993

Opened "CapcoCircus Nigata East", the largest arcade in Nigata.

Aug. 1994

Premiere of the animated movie "Street Fighter II".

Dec. 1994

Premiere of the Hollywood movie "Street Fighter".

Apr. 1995

Began broadcasting the TV animation "Street Fighter II V".

Mar. 1996

Released "Resident Evil" for PlayStation, a long selling title which had record breaking sales, and established the genre of survival horror.

Jul. 1999

Released "Dino Crisis" for PlayStation, and it was a mega-hit.

2000~

Corporate History

Oct. 2000
Stock was listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Nov. 2002
Established CE EUROPE LTD. in U.K.
Feb. 2003
Established CEG INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT GmbH in Germany.

Products History

Jan. 2001

Released "Onimusha" for PlayStation 2, and it sold over a million copies, a first for a PlayStation 2 title.

Aug. 2001

Released "Devil May Cry" for PlayStation 2, and it was a mega-hit.

Oct. 2001

Released "Phoenix Wright" for Game Boy Advance, and it drew public attention as a courtroom battle title.

Mar. 2002
Began broadcasting the TV animation based on the hit title "Mega Man Battle Network".
Mar. 2002

Premiere of the Hollywood movie "Resident Evil" which recorded sales of 102 million dollars worldwide.

©2002 CONSTANTIN FILM PRODUKTION GMBH/NEW LEGACY FILM LTD

Feb. 2004
Entered the publishing business and released the first strategy guidebook for "Onimusha 3".
Sep. 2004
Premiere of the Hollywood movie "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" and it grossed 100 million dollars worldwide.
Oct. 2004

"Monster Hunter" won the grand award at the 8th annual CESA GAME AWARDS.

2005~

Corporate History

Jun. 2006
CAPCOM INTERACTIVE, INC., tasked with developing and distributing mobile games in the overseas market, is established in the United States and makes CAPCOM INTERACTIVE CANADA, INC. (the former COSMIC INFINITY, INC.) a wholly-owned subsidiary by buying all its shares.
Oct. 2006
CAPCOM CO., LTD. and the DWANGO group co-found DALETTO CO., LTD., responsible for managing a portal site.
Mar. 2007
CAPCOM ENTERTAINMENT KOREA CO., LTD., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capcom, is established to oversee marketing operations for the Asian market.

CAPCOM ENTERTAINMENT, INC. acquires CAPCOM STUDIO8, INC.
Jun. 2007
CAPCOM CO., LTD. acquires FLAGSHIP CO., LTD.
May 2008
K2 CO., LTD. becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary through a simple exchange of stocks.
Jul. 2008
CAPCOM ENTERTAINMENT FRANCE, SAS is established through the acquisition of all of its shares by CE EUROPE LTD.
Nov. 2008
Acquired 90% of shares of ENTERRISE CO., LTD. for the purpose of developing, designing, producing and selling gaming machines.

Products History

Mar. 2005
Premiere of the animated movie "Mega Man.
Jul. 2005

Released "Sengoku BASARA" for PlayStation 2, which enjoyed popularity especially among young gamers for its innovative worldview.

Jul. 2006
Capcom and TOMY COMPANY, LTD. co-launch "Wantame Music Channel", a card game machine geared towards girls under 10.
Aug. 2006

Released "Dead Rising" for Xbox 360. More than 1 million units were sold, an extraordinary feat for a new title for a new game console.

Dec. 2006

Released software "Lost Planet" for Xbox 360. Over 1 million units were sold following the trails of "Dead Rising", another exceptional accomplishment for a new title.

Mar. 2007
"Monster Hunter Freedom 2" becomes the first Japanese PSP software to exceed 1 million units shipped.
Nov. 2007

The Hollywood movie"Resident Evil: Extinction" was released.
Its box-office revenue exceeded 147 million dollars.

©2007 Sony Pictures Entertainment(J) Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Oct. 2008

Premier of the first full-CG movie in the series "Resident Evil: Degeneration". Sales of DVDs and other product versions reached 1.5 million units.

©CAPCOM CO., LTD. / Resident Evil CG Film Partners

Feb. 2009
Hollywood movie "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li" was released worldwide.
Feb. 2009

Takarazuka Revue Company launches theatrical performance of "Ace Attorney: Truth Reborn".

©TAKARAZUKA REVUE COMPANY / ©CAPCOM

Mar. 2009
"Plaza Capcom Inazawa" opens in Aichi Prefecture.
Apr. 2009

Began broadcasting the TV animation program "Sengoku BASARA".

©CAPCOM / TEAM BASARA

May 2009

Released "Resident Evil: Degeneration", Capcom's first title for the iPhone.

Jul. 2009

"Sengoku BASARA" stage performance commences.

Jul. 2009

Initial shipments of "Monster Hunter Tri", a third-party title for the Wii, surpass one million units.

Oct. 2009

"Sengoku BASARA" character Date Masamune used for PR activities in support of the Miyagi Prefecture gubernatorial elections.

2010~

Corporate History

Aug. 2010
CAPCOM GAME STUDIO VANCOUVER, INC. is established in Canada through the acquisition of all of its shares by CAPCOM U.S.A., INC.
Oct. 2010
CAPCOM GAME STUDIO VANCOUVER, INC. acquires BLUE CASTLE GAMES INC. by buying all its shares.
Mar. 2011
CAPCOM CO., LTD. acquires DALETTO CO., LTD.
Apr. 2011

CAPCOM INTERACTIVE, INC. was renamed BEELINE INTERACTIVE, INC. as well as Capcom established BEELINE INTERACTIVE JAPAN, INC. for development and distribution of mobile phone content.

Nov. 2011
CAPCOM U.S.A., INC. acquires CAPCOM ENTERTAINMENT, INC..

Products History

Apr. 2010

Launched distribution of "Resident Evil 4: iPad Edition", Capcom's first title for the iPad.

Aug. 2010

Distribution of Capcom's first social game "MONHAN NIKKI MOBILE AIRU MURA" on DeNA's "Mobage-town" platform.

Nov. 2010

Distribution of social game "Smurfs' Village" for iPhone began. It became the top download in 62 countries aroud the world.

©Peyo - 2010 - Licensed through Lafig Belgium- www.smurf.com. All game code ©2011 Beeline Interactive, Inc.

Sep. 2010

The Hollywood movie "Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D" was released and earned 300 million dollars at the box office.

©2010 Sony Pictures Entertainment(J) Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Dec. 2010

Released "Monster Hunter Freedom 3" for the PSP. It sold 4 million units faster than any other PSP game in history.

Dec. 2010

"Monster Hunter X Shinshu Hot Springs" was held at the hot spring resort Shibu in Nagano Prefecture.

Apr. 2011

"Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition" ships 1 million units as its first million selling title for Nintendo 3DS.

Aug. 2011

"Monster Hunter the Real" was held at Universal Studios Japan (USJ).

Dec. 2011

Released "Monster Hunter 3 (Tri) G" for Nintendo 3DS, which became the Capcom's first title that sold one million units in Japan for Nintendo 3DS.

2012~

Corporate History

Mar. 2012
Established BEELINE INTERACTIVE EUROPE LTD. in U.K.
Sep. 2012
Established BEELINE INTERACTIVE (THAILAND) CO., LTD. in Thailand.
Oct. 2012
Established CAPCOM TAIWAN CO., LTD. in Taiwan.
Jun. 2013

Capcom Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary.

Products History

Feb. 2012

Premiere of "Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney", the first live-action feature film in its series.

©2012 CAPCOM / "Ace Attorney" FILM PARTNERS

May 2012

Released home video game "Dragon's Dogma". Sold over one million units, unprecedented for a totally new brand.

Sep. 2012

The Hollywood movie "Resident Evil: Retribution" was released and earned 0.24 billion dollars at the box office.

©2012 Screen Gems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Oct. 2012

Premier of CG movie "Resident Evil: Damnation".

©2012 CAPCOM CO., LTD. / Resident Evil CG2 Film Partners

Apr. 2013

"Sengoku BASARA" character Date Masamune used for Auto Break-in Prevention Program of Osaka Prefectural Police.

Dec. 2013

Released "Monster Hunter 4" for Nintendo 3DS. It sold 4 million units with another "Monster Hunter Craze".

Jan. 2014

Released "Dead Rising 3" for Xbox One. It sold 1 million units as its first million selling title for Xbox One.

Feb. 2014

"Sengoku BASARA" characters, Sanada Yukimura, Maeda Keiji and Kuroda Kanbei, used for Auto Break-in Prevention Program of a joint campaign by the police departments of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures.

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