• January 31, 2019
  • Press Release
  • 3-1-3, Uchihiranomachi, Chuo-ku
    Osaka, 540-0037, Japan
    Capcom Co., Ltd.
    Haruhiro Tsujimoto, President and COO
    (Code No. 9697 First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange)

Regarding Alliance for Gaming Machines with Universal Entertainment Corporation
– Targeting a bolstered sales structure by leveraging the top technological capabilities and leading sales force in the pachinko and pachislo industry –

Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) announces that it has executed a Letter of Intent with Universal Entertainment Corporation (Universal Entertainment) regarding an alliance in which both companies cooperate in the gaming machines business.

Capcom’s Amusement Equipments business boasts a variety of pachislo machines that, in line with its Single Content Multiple Usage strategy, utilize the company’s major brands, including Resident Evil, Monster Hunter and Street Fighter. Capcom views its Amusement Equipments as a stable business, and one that provides base support for the company’s growth strategy.

The two companies came to this decision through a shared goal of maximizing earnings from further sales expansion, made possible by leveraging the strengths of each in developing, manufacturing and selling highly competitive gaming machines. The arrangement will grant Universal Entertainment, whose sales force and technological capabilities with pachislo machines leads the industry, permission to utilize Capcom’s intellectual property as is needed to carry out sales and advertising activities in conjunction with Capcom carrying out development of content for reel type game machines, cabinet development as well as manufacturing. This will not have a material effect on Capcom’s consolidated results this fiscal year.

Utilizing its Single Content Multiple Usage strategy, Capcom will continue to pursue a multifaceted approach in leveraging its portfolio of brands, with the aim of maximizing the value of its IPs and creating new opportunities for revenue while working to further enhance its performance.