Resident Evil Village helped Capcom games net sales more-than double in Q1

Resident Evil Village helped Capcom games net sales more-than double in Q1

Japanese publishing giant Capcom has reported a 104.5 per cent increase in net sales for its games business for the three months ending June 30th, 2021.

The firm reported that its 'digital contents' division – aka video games – bought in ¥43.9 billion ($399.8 million) in net sales for the period, while operating income clocked in at ¥24.5 billion ($223 million). That's a 107.2 per cent rise year-on-year.

Capcom says it sold 13.3 million units in total for the period – a 44.6 per cent increase – resulting in its highest net sales results to date, in part due to the number of digital sales, which boast higher margins.

Sales for the period were apparently driven primarily by the launch of Resident Evil Village, which was released in May of this year and to date has shipped over 4.5 million units around the world. Capcom also called out Nintendo Switch title Monster Hunter Rise as contributing to its financial results.

When it launched in May, Resident Evil Village hit a record 106.6k concurrent users on Steam, a record for the franchise.

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