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CAPCOM’s Financial Report Shows Single Player Isn’t Dead

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Just this morning CAPCOM has revealed their financial results for the current fiscal year. The information shows a positive income during the first half of the current year. Although the improvements aren’t that significate or game-changing, it’s still a blue number rather than a red one.

According to the report itself, the company has thrived from Digital Distribution sales. We’ve talked about this on previous occasions, but this is something a lot of companies benefit from in recent days. The information also reveals that against all odds, Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite sold close to 900,000 units in its first 10 days on the market.

As of September 30, Resident Evil 7 biohazard shipped an additional 600,000 copies between July and September. This brings its total shipments to 4.1 million units, a very impressive sales amount for the supposed “Dead” Single-Player genre.

A look at total sales shows that Capcom shipped 3,550,000 copies of its games at retail in the first half of the fiscal year (from April to September), while 4,850,000 copies were sold via digital download, for a total of 8,400,000 copies. This is almost two million above the same period in 2016.

Monster Hunter: World seems like it’s going to be the grand step forward CAPCOM wants to make. The publisher mentions that it “drew much attention” at E3, and was “overwhelmingly popular” at Tokyo Game Show.

They also seem to have high expectations towards Nintendo’s Hybrid Console, the Nintendo Switch. “In this business, Monster Hunter XX (for Nintendo Switch) performed strongly, while Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC), which targets the European and US markets, was released in September.”

It seems like CAPCOM is one of the companies that aim to improve their Single-player focus. Unlike many other companies that show their desire to inject everything with Loot Boxes. It certainly seems like we’ll keep getting great games like Resident Evil 7 in the near future.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Sets Dates for the Next Multiplayer Beta

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is getting closer and closer, and Activision has announced when players will be able to get their hands on the next game. This means that there will be several chances to try it out before it comes out. If you paid a lot, you might be able to play for more than a week at the end of August and beginning of September.

Call of Duty Early Access will run from Friday, August 30th, to Wednesday, September 4th, as announced on its blog. This is two days after the Call of Duty Next showcase, which is set for August 28th. To play, you must have already bought Black Ops 6.

The open beta is the following weekend, and anyone who wants to can join. The fun will start on Friday, September 6th, and end on Monday, September 9th. The full release is set for October 25th of next month on PS5 and PS4.

How excited are you for the next Call of Duty game? Are you going to play Black Ops 6 in either the Early Access or Open Beta versions? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Ten million people play The First Descendant in its first week

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The free-to-play shooter The First Descendant has gotten a lot of attention in its first week. The game’s publisher, Nexon, says that 10 million people have already tried it out.

Insider Gaming pointed out that since there is no cost up front, it’s still too early to tell how many of those players will stick around, but it’s still a big number for a new IP. On Steam alone, it peaked at 264,860 concurrents right after launch and has still managed to break 200,000 in the last 24 hours, so it looks like a lot of people are still really into the game.

It was a “mindless and repetitive grind,” and we gave The First Descendant a 3/10 in our review. Of course, that’s just one opinion; other experts have had different ones. Most people, though, say that the game’s annoying free-to-play model is the worst thing about it.

Are you one of the millions of people who played The First Descendant last week? Are you going to come back for more? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Raiden, the famous shmup series, will come back as a twin-stick shooter on PS5, PS4, and PC

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Raiden has a long and interesting history as a vertical shooter in arcades. However, the series is going to get a Super Stardust HD makeover, which means it will switch to a twin-stick format. It comes out in Japan on October 31. There’s no word yet on when it will come out in the West, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

A Gematsu translation of the game’s website says that the full version will have an arcade mode with up to six stages. There will also be an “Unlimited” option for people who want to be at the top of the rankings. It sounds like a pretty straightforward package in terms of what’s inside, but we think the action will be what makes it worth it.

There’s a trailer up top that should help you figure out what to expect. There are, however, different versions of Raiden 3, Raiden 4, and Raiden 5 that you can play right now on the PS5 and PS4, if you can’t wait for this game to come out in the West.

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