Capcom appears to be on a roll - with news the Japanese publisher and developer has had to revise its earnings forecast simply because its games have been selling so well.
Favourable performances from Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin and Resident Evil: Village have been cited as some of the main reasons for the earnings forecast revision.
"In our core Digital Contents business, we saw favorable performances from titles such as Resident Evil Village, which is the latest game in the series, as well as Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, an RPG in the Monster Hunter series."
Monster Hunter Rise has also continued to grow thanks to the release of the game on PC earlier this year in January. Various other Capcom series have contributed as well, along with discount sales held during Q4.
"Further, in addition to the January release of the PC version of Monster Hunter Rise, a title that was originally released in March 2021, sales grew due to the stable popularity of catalog titles—primarily past titles in major series—and due to the synergetic effects of discount sales held in the fourth quarter.
"Altogether, this has led us to expect net sales to exceed our previous forecast. Additionally, we expect operating income, ordinary income and net income attributable to owners of the parent to all outperform our plan."
According to Capcom's official sales data, Monster Hunter Rise is now officially its seventh best-selling game of all time (as of March 2021). These sales are likely to increase with the upcoming release of the Sunbreak DLC.
Have you bought a Capcom game in recent times? Did you play Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin? If not, you can always check out the free demo available on the Switch eShop.
[source capcom.co.jp, via eurogamer.net]
I'm still playing Monster Hunter Rise and I'm really looking forward to its DLC.
Stories 2 doing well as well is nice. Wished the game got an expansion or something like the main games, ah well. Maybe Stories 3 will happen at some point..?
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Now where is my Reboot of Viewtiful Joe.
I'll take HD remasters of the originals if it's too much to ask.
C'mon Capcom, make it happen.
Release strong games, enjoy strong sales. Capcom has been on a roll across all platforms as of late. Great Nintendo console exclusives. Great home console multiplats. Delightful surprise localizations like The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles.
Love Capcom, been enjoying Streetfighter V on PC a lot!
Cant wait for the next SF6! Hyped about that game.
Resident evil also amazing game!
Monster hunter also only not really for me.
Capcom is on a roll here!
Keep em coming Capcom, doing a great Job.
Good for them still going strong all these years.
Capcom is one of the few companies from my gaming youth that still makes me happy. Nintendo too, of course.
Capcom has been strong with their releases and I love seeing them do great. Monster Hunter Stories 2 is awesome and I still need to get back to it. It's basically what I was hoping Pokémon would evolve into, if you pardon the pun.
Glad to see monster Hunter stories 2 sell well.
I have like 3 capcom games for switch and those are all colections of past games, i think. they used to be one of the top developers in the snes era, now i don't find their games that appealing to me
Man, i'm so glad Capcom are back to how they were. They were especially awful from 2009 - 2014. From what i can remember anyway.
I'm just waiting for a Dragons Dogma 2 reveal. I think i am more hyped for that than BotW 2 and i am REALLY hyped for BotW 2.
it's very interesting to see how Capcom used to almost be public enemy number one back in the 360/PS3/Wii era (they were one of the first to include on-disk DLC in SF4, RE5&6 got them tons of flak, the Dragon's Dogma controversies, the blowback to the DmC reboot most ridiculously in hindsight, etc.), but have now basically become the only AAA studio that doesn't have terrifically hilarious or awful stumbles on the reg. RE7 is the most obvious turning point, but basically everything new they've done with their "tentpoles" has been a return to form after the last MVC. the few nominal firestorms I have seen ("waaaahh, Exoprimal isn't a new Dino Crisis, how 'tone-deaf' of Capcom!!1!") have been more embarrassing on the part of the people knocking Capcom than on Capcom itself, imo. I'm just glad personally that they are the one AAA publisher that can reliably turn out genuinely interesting new installments of their biggest games, invest in new and interesting IP, AND not have routine issues regarding reprehensible business practices.
OK, so if a Monster Hunter game sells well literally anywhere, the series will continue, but if a Darkstalkers game sells better in the US than it does in Japan, it just dies off?
I love Capcom as a company & a game developer, I really do, but their logic just confuses me sometimes.
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