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Capcom wants to make PC its main games platform

Capcom wants to make PC its main games platform

Japanese publishing giant Capcom has said that it wants PC to be its main platform for video games.

That's according to the company's president and COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto, who told Nikkei – as translated to English by Bloomberg's Takashi Mochizuki – that by the end of 2022, it wanted PC to make up 50 per cent of its total software sales.

The exec also said that most of its upcoming games are being developed "mainly" for PC.

Capcom has historically focused its attention on hardware that's popular in its native Japan, such as Sony and Nintendo's console. But in recent years, the firm has started to pay more attention to PC. Back in 2019, Capcom's EMEA and UK marketing director Antoine Molant said that PC was the second-largest audience for Monster Hunter World.

Between August 2018 and March 2019, that title shifted 4.5 million units on PC alone. Resident Evil Village, which made its debut in May 2021, hit a franchise record of 106.6k concurrent players on Steam alone following its launch.

We caught up at length with Molant to discuss Capcom's PC renaissance.


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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