Monday, December 27, 2010

Capcom is to Osaka as Nintendo is to Kyoto   大阪のカプコン、京都の任天堂

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Nintendo and its contribution to the Kansai economy.  Today I will highlight another video game developer heavyweight in Capcom, which brought us such famous titles like Street Fighter, Mega Man and Resident Evil over the years.

Located about one minute away from my office in Osaka by walking sits the headquarters of the video game juggernaut Capcom.  Established in 1983, Capcom wasted little time in expanding its operations globally by setting up its American headquarters in San Mateo, California in 1985.  Now with branches and subsidiaries in 8 countries spanning the globe, the company is well positioned to make its presence known as it expands into new markets.

Having launched its own mobile device focused site where users can download games for their cell phones (in addition to having certain titles available on the App Store), Capcom is showing that it is a company of the times and clearly focused on the next generation of gamers.



また従来のアプリに加え、 カプコンは自身の携帯サイトの開始に伴い、 携帯ゲームのダウンロード販売を始めました。時代の変化にいち早く気づき、新しい世代のゲームプレーヤーに即座に対応する姿はさすがです。


  1. Nice article Justin! Really enjoyed reading it in Japanese. ホンマにそんなに近くて仕事してんの?よかったで!

    Ever have the chance to hang with any Capcom staff nearby at an izakaya? Probably some pretty cool peeps there, would be fun to have a drink with.

  2. Alex, next time you are rolling through town, let's make a point to meet and greet the Capcom team. Have a great New Year's in NYC!

  3. Sounds like a plan! Been a lifelong Capcom fan.

    Likewise, 正月を楽しんでください!