Capcom fixes record profits for 9th year in a row

Resident Evil Village has sold over 6 million copies

Capcom has been posting record profits in recent years. With the closing of last fiscal year ending March 31, the story is no different. Owner of the cult Resident Evil and Street Fighter franchise There was a 15.5% increase in sales ($ 847.5 million) compared to the previous year. Resident Evil Village, the latest major title from Capcom, A total of 6.1 million copies were sold yet. This is For the ninth year in a row, the studio is recording record profits.

Operating profit, which is profit that is deducted from any expenses, had a 24% increaseReaches almost 43 billion yen ($ 330 million). During the fiscal year ending in March, Capcom released Resident Evil Village and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. In addition to the 6.1 million copies of RE, MH Stories 2 sold 1.5 million units. The title was released on June 25th.

During this period, Capcom released the Monster Hunter Rise port for PC, a title that was already successful as a Nintendo Switch exclusive. Although sales were not broken down by platform, the title sold 4.1 million units in the fiscal year.

In its fiscal report, Capcom reports that sales of old subtitles from its back catalog are still a significant part of its revenue. Resident Evil 7The title came out in 2017, Almost 2 million units were sold. The title has sold over a million units in the year since its release.

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In general, Capcom was sold 32.6 million copies were completed in the fiscal year, From 30.1 million units in the previous fiscal year (2020/2021). The developer also attributes record profits to other types of business such as new stores, diversified products, eSports and arcades.

Capcom wants to continue the momentum in the current fiscal year

For the current fiscal year ending in March 2023, Capcom expects record profits for the tenth year in a row from the release of new subtitles such as the Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion, which Capcom expects to reach 9% of sales.

Among its IPs is rookie Pragmata. Announced in 2020 and promised for it, the new name has been postponed until 2023. From the month of issue, it will not be part of the current fiscal year. However, if Capcom is going to break revenue records, it is quite possible that we will see Pragma before March next year.


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