A smorgasbord of Capcom games delayed to next fiscal year

The shockingly release heavy early part of 2010 got a little less crowded today, as Capcom released their internal outlook for the 2010 fiscal year. The publisher is looking forward to a big year, as they are forecasting a 46.2 increase in sales along with a 300% increase in net income. One of the ways they plan on accomplishing this is by delaying Lost Planet 2, Super Street Fighter IV, and the Western release of Monster Hunter Tri into said fiscal year. All three games were scheduled to be released before the end of the current fiscal year, which ends March 31st.

These delays might be longer then you might first think, as the document states that Capcom plans to spread these tent pole titles, along with other ones like Dead Rising 2, all throughout the fiscal year.

The only major Capcom release left for this fiscal year is Dark Void, which is currently scheduled to be released on January 19th, but in another forecast revision, Capcom has lowered their projected sales of the title from 1.3 million to 600,000. I suppose Capcom wasn’t expecting the cavalcade of releases attempting to avoid the Modern Warfare 2 freight train when they were the first to think that the move to January would be a smart business decision.