Capcom wants to significantly increase its presence in India over the next ten years. In an interview with Bloomberg, the company’s chief operating officer Haruhito Tsujimoto said that by the end of this period, Capcom plans to sell more games in the country than in China.
He pointed out that India’s gaming market is growing rapidly. The company intends to use this and raise the annual sales of games from 100 thousand copies to 2 million copies.
“Within 5-10 years, the Indian market will grow exponentially. Young people who like games will get older, and the country’s economy will develop,” Tsujimoto said. “The population of India has already exceeded the population of China. Given this, we can expect that our business will go better there than in China.”
To increase sales, Capcom is going to enter into partnerships with local organizations. In addition, it wants to release more games on mobile devices — the most popular gaming platform in India. Recall, according to Niko Partners, 96.8% of Indian gamers now play on smartphones.