Capcom released its latest financial results, with the Japanese company revealing sales and profits have continued to increase. This is primarily linked to the success of Monster Hunter World shifting 8.3 million copies worldwide - further “solidifying its position as an international brand” and strengthening the overall foundations of the company’s IP.
Capcom’s digital business has also helped drive sales, with the highest operating income for a first quarter in the company’s history - going up by 550.8 percent year-on-year. Ordinary income has increased by 610.6 percent and net sales have increased by 46.5 percent.
According to Capcom, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection outperformed expectations while the Mega Man Legacy Collection and its sequel maintained robust sales thanks to loyal fans and strong brand identity. However, there were no exact sales figures provided for these specific titles.
The report also briefly touched on the future - with an aim to spread diverse digital content while making reference to the Japanese release of the Nintendo Switch title, Resident Evil 7: biohazard Cloud Version.
In the arcade business, Capcom reported sales had struggled due to a lack of new products. In terms of net sales from merchandise and licensing, the company was ¥664 million up, with a 59.9 percent year-over-year increase, and the operating income totaling ¥411 million (a 122.6 percent increase).