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(as of June 30, 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

 
Products History

May

Established I.R.M Corporation (capital of 10 million yen) with objectives of developing and selling electric applied game machines in Matsubara, Osaka.

1979
 

May

Established the subsidiary JAPAN CAPSULE COMPUTER CO., LTD.

Sep.

Corporate name was changed to SANBI CO., LTD., and the head office was moved to Habikino, Osaka.

1981
 

Jun.

Established old CAPCOM CO., LTD., (capital of 10 million yen) in Hirano, Osaka for the purpose of selling software.

Oct.

Established Tokyo Branch in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

1983

Jul.

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

Oct.

Released the coin-op "Fever Chance".

Dec.

Opened "Acty 24", a video arcade under the direct management of Capcom.

 
1984

May

Released our first arcade video game "Vulgus".

Dec.

Released the arcade video game "1942".

Aug.

Established CAPCOM U.S.A., INC., in California for distribution of Capcom's products in the U.S.A.

1985

May

Released the arcade video game "Commando".

Sep.

Released the arcade video game "Ghosts'n Goblins".

Dec.

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

 
1986

Jun.

Released "Ghosts'n Goblins" for NES.

Sep.

Released "Commando" for NES.

 
1987

Aug.

Released the arcade video game "Street Fighter".

Dec.

Released "Mega Man" for NES.

Jan.

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.

Established a resident office in the U.K.

1989

Dec.

Released the arcade video game "Final Fight".

1990~

Corporate History

 
Products History

Oct.

Stocks registered as OTC securities with the Japan Securities Dealers Association.

1990

Dec.

Released "Final Fight" for Super NES.

Feb.

Purchased YUNIKA CO., LTD. and turned it into a 100% subsidiary.

Dec.

Changed the name of YUNIKA CO., LTD. to CAPTRON CO., LTD.

1990

Mar.

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

 
1992

Jun.

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

Jul.

Established CAPCOM ASIA CO., LTD. in Hong Kong for distribution of Capcom's products in China and Southeast Asia.

Oct.

Stock was listed on the second section of the Osaka Stock Exchange.

1993

Apr.

Released "Breath of Fire" for Super NES.

Jul.

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

May

Constructed Ueno facility in Mie.

Jul.

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

1994

Aug.

Premiere of the animated movie "Street Fighter II".

Dec.

Premiere of the Hollywood movie "Street Fighter".

Jun.

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.

1995

Apr.

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

 
1996

Mar.

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

Apr.

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

1997
 

Sep.

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

1990

Jul.

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

2000~

Corporate History

 
Products History

Oct.

Stock was listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

2000
 
 
2001

Jan.

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

Aug.

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

Oct.

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

Nov.

Established CE EUROPE LTD. in U.K.

2002

Mar.

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

Mar.

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.

Established CEG INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT GmbH in Germany.

2003
 
 
2004

Feb.

Entered the publishing business and released the first strategy guidebook for "Onimusha 3".

Sep.

Premiere of the Hollywood movie "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" and it grossed 100 million dollars worldwide.

Oct.

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

 
2005

Mar.

Premiere of the animated movie "Mega Man".

Jul.

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

Jun.

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.

CAPCOM CO., LTD. and the DWANGO group co-found DALETTO CO., LTD., responsible for managing a portal site.

2006

Jul.

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

Aug.

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.

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.

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.

CAPCOM CO., LTD. acquires FLAGSHIP CO., LTD.

2007

Mar.

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

Nov.

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.

May

K2 CO., LTD. becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary through a simple exchange of stocks.

Jul.

CAPCOM ENTERTAINMENT FRANCE, SAS is established through the acquisition of all of its shares by CE EUROPE LTD.

Nov.

Acquired 90% of shares of ENTERRISE CO., LTD. for the purpose of developing, designing, producing and selling gaming machines.

2008

Oct.

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

 
2009

Feb.

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

Feb.

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

©TAKARAZUKA REVUE COMPANY / ©CAPCOM

Mar.

"Plaza Capcom Inazawa" opens in Aichi Prefecture.

Apr.

Began broadcasting the TV animation program "Sengoku BASARA".

©CAPCOM / TEAM BASARA

May

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

Jul.

"Sengoku BASARA" stage performance commences.

Jul.

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

Oct.

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

2010~

Corporate History

 
Products History

Aug.

CAPCOM GAME STUDIO VANCOUVER, INC. is established in Canada through the acquisition of all of its shares by CAPCOM U.S.A., INC.

Oct.

CAPCOM GAME STUDIO VANCOUVER, INC. acquires BLUE CASTLE GAMES INC. by buying all its shares.

2010

Apr.

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

Aug.

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

Sep.

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.

Nov.

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.

Dec.

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

Dec.

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

Mar.

CAPCOM CO., LTD. acquires DALETTO CO., LTD.

Apr.

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.

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

2011

Apr.

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

Aug.

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

Dec.

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.

Mar.

Established BEELINE INTERACTIVE EUROPE LTD. in U.K.

Sep.

Established BEELINE INTERACTIVE (THAILAND) CO., LTD. in Thailand.

Oct.

Established CAPCOM TAIWAN CO., LTD. in Taiwan.

2012

Feb.

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

©2012 CAPCOM / "Ace Attorney" FILM PARTNERS

May

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

Sep.

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.

Premier of CG movie "Resident Evil: Damnation".

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

Jun.

Capcom Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary.

2013

Apr.

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

Dec.

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

 
2014

Jan.

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

Feb.

"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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