Capcom Raises Salaries And Grants Bonuses Amid Video Game Industry Layoffs

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As layoffs continue to pile up in the video game industry, Capcom remains one of the few video game companies that seem to be weathering the financial storm. In fact, its even raising its employees’ salaries by at least 5% and increasing its monthly base starting salary for new hires by roughly 21%, from ¥235,000 to ¥300,000.

All current employees will also receive a one-time bonus in addition to a reworked bonus system that’s linked to the company’s performance and a stock-based compensation system.

According to VGC, other Japanese video game companies have also bumped up their salaries as part of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s efforts to curb inflation in the country. Elden Ring developer FromSoftware raised its salaries in 2022 following the success of the Souls-like game while Nintendo and SEGA raised salaries last year.

Whether the raises and bonuses will also apply to Capcom employees in other countries is still unclear. Meanwhile, the company is preparing to roll out action RPG Dragon’s Dogma 2 later this month with a $70 box price and plans to review their pricing policies to align with “rising development costs.”