Since I’ve been busy lately I’m a little late on this as I’ve seen it reported all over the place but Capcom has revealed it’s revenues and one thing that has people talking is the fact about their brick & mortar arcade stores in Japan not doing so well. This seems to mimic other Japanese arcades run by other gaming companies like Namco so it’s not terribly surprising to see the trend spill over to other companies yet I do have to always ask the question – are the arcade stores that are suffering the most offering games people in the area want to play? Are they advertising enough? Are there other issues that might be turning people away other than just blaming it on a ‘bad economy’? It’s always quite easy to blame on problems on a simple answer like a slowing economy or something similar but the fact of the matter is that even in terrible economies smart business people find ways to make money. The source article we’re pulling this from at Gamespot UK does mention that Capcom does hope to see things pick up in their arcades with the release of Street Fighter 4, which I’m sure will have a positive effect on their businesses where it is placed. One thing that has probably not helped Capcom’s stores is the fact that Capcom has been practically AWOL from arcade releases over the past few years until Basara X came along so perhaps as they beef up their own releases in Japan things will improve for them. Time will tell.