Overall, it has been a good financial year for Capcom.
Today,Capcom revealed their financial performance for the nine months that ended on December 31, 2017. While sales have decreased a bit as compared to the previous year, both ordinary income and operating income have increased. The increased income has been attributed to the growth of digital content business. In their press release, Capcom discussed that there has been a “major growth” of home consoles such as PS4 and Nintendo Switch and thanks to this, they have been able to ship more game home video games. Additionally, Capcom is also looking for market growth in the eSports area due to the rising popularity of eSports.
In the past year, a number of games have performed significantly well for the company. They have reported strong sales for titles including Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Monster Hunter XX, and Ultra Street Fighter II. On the other hand, the performance of Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite was described to be “soft”. While Resident Evil 7 biohazard shipped 4.8 million units during the nine month period, Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite shipped only 1 million units since its release in September, 2017.
Overall it had been quite a good year for Capcom. For this year, Monster Hunter: World has performed well and we’ll have to wait and see just how much more successful it ends up being.