Capcom Increases Financial Forecast Thanks to Strong Resident Evil and Monster Hunter Sales

Capcom continues to enjoy consistently strong sales for Resident Evil Village, Monster Hunter Stories 2, and Monster Hunter Rise.

Posted By | On 22nd, Apr. 2022

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Resident Evil and Monster Hunter have been Capcom’s biggest sellers for quite some time now, with both franchises at their absolute peak. Unsurprisingly, both are continuing to sell consistently, and Capcom, in turn, is reaping the financial benefits.

The Japanese publisher recently announced that it’s increasing its consolidated full-year forecast for operating income and net revenue. That bump comes thanks primarily to the “favourable performances” of Resident Evil Village and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, while the PC release of Monster Hunter Rise also contributed. Capcom adds that continued sales of legacy titles and those coming as a result of discounts were also factors.

“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,” the company wrote. “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.”

Capcom is currently working on DLC for Resident Evil Village, while Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is also due out soon, so it’s likely that both franchises will continue to contribute to the company’s financial performance for some time to come.

At last count, Resident Evil Village had sold over 5.7 million units worldwide, while Monster Hunter Rise stood at 7.7 million units, and Monster Hunter Stories 2 at 1.3 million units.


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