Capcom has shifted around 500m games in the last 40 years

Capcom has shifted around 500m games in the last 40 years

Japanese publishing giant Capcom has sold around 500 million games in its life to date.

That's according to an advert the company has bought in the Financial Times, in which it said that it had shifted half a billion units in its 40-year history.

Capcom has released 307 games in 230 countries and regions. The biggest seller for the company is – perhaps unsurprisingly – horror franchise Resident Evil, which has shifted 142 million units as of March 2023. Monster Hunter has sold 92 million units in the same time frame, while Street Fighter has sold 49 million copies.

"At Capcom, we do more than just make games; we are creators of entertainment culture, developing highly creative content that thrills and delights," the company wrote.

"Since 1983, we have leveraged our world-leading software development strengths to create titles as popular in Hollywood and the esports arena as at home, bringing fun and excitement to more than 230 countries and regions worldwide. Today we are more determined than ever to help make the world a happier place by delivering unparalleled entertainment to fans worldwide.

"We are truly grateful to reach such a major milestone and it's all thanks to your ongoing support."

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