Capcom increases financial forecast off back of Resident Evil 3 success

Capcom increases financial forecast off back of Resident Evil 3 success

Japanese publishing giant Capcom has raised its financial expectations for the year ending March 31st, 2021.

In a release on its investor site, the Japanese firm said that this was partly due to the success of its digital business, driven by the remake of 1999's Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, which launched in April 2020.

This title boasted "solid performance," alongside Monster Hunter World DLC Iceborne. Capcom also says that there's strong pre-orders for the upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive Monster Hunter Rise, too.

The Japanese giant reckons it will see net sales of ¥92 billion ($890 million) for the year – up from its previous forecast of ¥85 billion ($792.9 million), while operating income will clock in at ¥30.5 billion ($294.9 million) and ordinary income of ¥30 billion ($290.1 million). Both these were previously set to bring in ¥25.5 billion ($246.6 million).

Resident Evil 3 debuted in April 2020, with Capcom shipping two million copies in its first five days on sale. At the time of writing, the Resident Evil series as a whole has shifted 105 million units, a two million sale increase since August 2020.

Capcom's next Resident Evil title – Village – is set to release on May 7th, 2021.

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