business news Resident Evil, Monster Hunter… Capcom breaks its records and plans a new monster year
Everything seems to be going well for Capcom, which for several years has been breaking its own records. For the last fiscal year, the company reveals damn convincing figures and above all, the forecasts for the current year.
A triumphant year for Capcom
Like other publishers, Capcom is taking stock of the fiscal year that ended at the very end of March… and the results are good, very good. It’s simple, the Osaka firm has recorded records: total turnover of 803 million euros (+15%) including 313 million euros in net profits (+24%). This is the ninth year in a row that the company has grown significantly.
We can thus cite some pretty hits that continue to sell like hotcakes : the Monster Hunter and Resident Evil franchises in particular play a very important role with 6.1 million Resident Evil Village, 1.5 million Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, and 4.1 million more Monster Hunter Rise thanks to the PC release (there were 8 million at the start of 2022) . Devil May Cry 5 also participated in the success by crossing 5 million units, not to mention Monster Hunter World which, at last report, exceeded 17 million.
In total, no less than 32.1 million Capcom games were sold, compared to 30 million the previous year.
Records made to be broken
Capcom also took the opportunity to lift the veil on its forecasts for the current fiscal year: can you imagine that the publisher and developer plans to release 45 “SKUs” in twelve months (by “SKU” we mean each version of a game on a platform, for example)the highest figure in four years.
The organization also expects to make 37 million sales (against 32.1 million previously, we recall) including 7 million in Japan alone, and including 32.5 million in dematerialized form. However, only 10 million sales are planned on new game releases while the rest should be made on old releases.
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak should notably participate in these results, which is expected without surprise by a very large community: we can also mention the re-release of Resident Evil 7, 2 and 3 on PS5 or Xbox Series… or even the very insistent rumor of Resident Evil 4 Remake. Let’s not forget either Street Fighter 6, Pragmata or even Exoprimal, which however still do not have a release date.
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By Max_DodgerJournalist jeuxvideo.com