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.