By Bryan Smith on May 18, 2015 at 6:47pm
In a Q&A Briefing of Financial Results (May 2015), Capcom discussed their digital distribution practices, such as their mobile division and "Monster Hunter Online." They also discussed the prospect of more remasters of their games.
HD remasters of our catalogue hit titles will be one of our key business activities. Overseas, it is becoming difficult to sell these lower-priced and re-mastered titles at stores because of the declining number of stores and sales area limitations. Therefore, we started aggressive digital download sales activities. These activities created new demand for these titles. For example, overseas download sales of "Resident Evil" (HD Remastered) in the past fiscal year were far higher than we expected. It is not a risk but rather the growth of the download sales channel gives users more options. We regard this as growth in opportunities to have allow access for more people to enjoy our games. Capcom
Following the high sales of "Resident Evil (HD Remastered)," there may be more games to get the remaster treatment. There have been rumors that "Resident Evil 0" may be next on the list.
Capcom Q&A Financial Results