Capcom games revenue up 25.6% thanks to Resident Evil and Monster Hunter

Capcom games revenue up 25.6% thanks to Resident Evil and Monster Hunter

Japanese publishing giant Capcom has reported a 25.6 per cent increase in revenue from game sales.

For the 12 months ending March 31st, 2021, the firm said its digital contents business – aka PC, console and mobile games – brought in ¥75.3 billion ($692 million) in sales, an increase on the ¥59.9 billion ($550.7 million) it clocked for the previous year.

This growth was driven by the likes of new releases, such as the Resident Evil 3 remake - which has sold 3.9 million copies – and Switch title Monster Hunter Rise, in addition to its back catalogue games. This included 2019's Resident Evil 2 remake and the Iceborne DLC for Monster Hunter World, as well as next-gen console upgrades for Devil May Cry 5.

Capcom previously announced that it was increasing its forecast for the fiscal year at the start of 2021 off the back of Resident Evil 3's sales.

Overall, Capcom brought in ¥95.3 billion ($876.2 million) in net sales for the year, a 16.8 per cent increase.

As of the end of 2020, the Resident Evil franchise has apparently shifted 107 million copies. This will not include sales of Resident Evil Village, which only released on May 7th. That title debuted at No.1 on Steam for its launch week.

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