Monster Hunter XX on Switch may be seen by some fans as something of a lazy port of an old title by Capcom - especially when you consider that the swanky new Monster Hunter: World is coming to PS4 and Xbox One in the near future - but it has helped the publisher to another bumper year.

Net sales for the six months ending on September 30th are up 17.6 percent compared to last year, reaching 33.7bn Yen ($295m). Operating income jumped 191.5 percent to 5bn Yen ($43.79m). This rise is mostly down to Capcom's "Digital Contents business", which includes video games and smartphone games.

Capcom highlights the "stalwart performance" of Monster Hunter XX on Switch as one of the key drivers of revenue, and also picks out the original 3DS version as a big seller. As previously reported, Capcom is also pleased with the sales of its other Switch release, Ultra Street Fighter II. Monster Hunter XX remains a Japanese exclusive on Switch at the time of writing.

Elsewhere, Capcom picked out Resident Evil 7 and Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite as other commercial successes, despite the latter having a weaker UK debut than the aforementioned Ultra Street Fighter II.

[source gamesindustry.biz]