Forums - Sony Discussion - Capcom bemoans lost PSN revenue, Publisher is "frustrated and upset


The PlayStation Network downtime is costing Capcom hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue, so says the publisher's senior VP Christian Svensson.

In a post on the Capcom Unity forums, Svensson speculated that its lost earnings could eventually total in the millions, compromising future game development.

"I'm frustrated and upset by it for a number of reasons," he wrote.

"As a consumer, I also play games online on PS3, which I can't do... and likely my personal information is also compromised. Secondly I like to buy things in the PlayStation Store and that I can't do right now.

"As an executive responsible for running a business, the resulting outage [is] obviously costing us hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in revenue that were planned for within our budget. These are funds we rely on to bring new games to market for our fans.

"In short, the hackers appear to be trying to 'punish' Sony for some perceived injustice, and they've been effective in that I suppose. But they're also punishing millions of other consumers and businesses which makes it impossible to be sympathetic to their 'cause'."

Not only does the PSN outage mean that customers can't buy any of Capcom's DLC or digital titles, they also can't play some titles they might already own.

Recent download Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 is currently unplayable on the system thanks to DRM that demands an active PSN connection.

Earlier today, a Sony spokesperson warned that full PSN service might not be back up until 31st May.

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So are we suppose to root for the hackers to hack Capcom now?

Hackers are poor nerds who don't wash.

Meanwhile, everyone who bought Final Fight Double Impact and Bionic Commando Re-armed 2 on PSN bemoans Capcom's shitty DRM.

Remember that this is a Svensson statement, so take his words with a mountain of salt.


This is Karma for Resident Evil 5...

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Wow that sucks. These hackers need to get 0ther hobbies like skydiving without a parachute.

I will start caring for those businesses losing revenue as soon as those businesses start caring about users losing features on their consoles, dealing with their shitty DRM systems etc.

As Dr. Perry Cox said...

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He's upset that they can't nickel and dime consumers for content that is already on their game disks.

please...with their half-ass games and overpriced DLC they were losing money from the get-go

eat a dick capcom you thieves.

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