Capcom has had yet another hugely successful year. In a report published by the company today, it has announced that its operating income in the year ending March 2022 is up by 24% and net income is up by 30.6% compared to the 2020-2021 period. That means Capcom has had nine consecutive years of operating income growth.
A lot of the company's success comes from its huge sales numbers in its core Digital Contents business. Game sales hit another record high over the last year, with the company selling 32.6 million units — up on the already staggering 30.1 million units from the last year. This was driven by the release of a brand new Resident Evil game — Resident Evil Village — and the RPG spin-off to the Monster Hunter series — Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin — which has sold over 1.5 million copies.
Other aspects that have helped the company's growth are down to merchandise, eSports business, and Arcade Operations. And of course, Capcom has a pretty hefty back catalogue, with Monster Hunter Rise alone shipping 8 million units by January 2022, with 4.1 million of those coming in the last year alone. Rise also launched on PC in January, which no doubt will see those numbers increase even more. All of this has led to this past year being the company's fifth consecutive year of record-high profit.
Looking ahead, with the Sunbreak expansion releasing in June, and Street Fighter 6's reveal earlier this year, it's no surprise then that Capcom is expecting another year of increased sales. It expects to end the next fiscal year on an operating income of 48,000 million yen, up on this year's 42,909 million yen.
That's a lot of money and numbers, and it's making us feel a little bit dizzy. But it's a fantastic success story for Capcom which has continued to push out quality titles. We got some more details on Monster Hunter Rise's upcoming expansion yesterday, which you should check out if you're interested:
- Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Event Reveals Follower Quests, New Monsters And More
- Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Will Have A Gorgeous Switch Pro Controller
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