Capcom, old stocks are more profitable than new ones

Capcom, old stocks are more profitable than new ones


In addition to Microsoft, Capcom also disclosed the earnings of the last fiscal year. And as expected, the Japanese development and publisher team recorded incredible numbers, even higher than the last presentation. A result that confirms the company's strategy, but also demonstrates how the most recent stocks are not actually driving up earnings.

The case of Capcom is decidedly strange. If other companies need to publish and market more and more games or services in order to make a profit, the Japanese company seems to have solid foundations that are consolidated year by year. While Resident Evil Village has sold just over 5 million units, it's the seventh installment that actually drove the company's profits. With the latest sales of 1 million copies, in fact, the title that debuted in 2017 has reached a total of 10 million copies sold.

Not only Resident Evil 7: even the old Monster Hunter chapters are driving the earnings of Capcom. Rise, for example, managed to achieve an incredible 8 million units sold. In short, an incredible success that demonstrates how the Japanese publisher and developer is able to stand up without necessarily working on something new or surprisingly modern every year.

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Capcom reports record profits yet again as older games continue to sell

Capcom’s record profitability streak is continuing in 2022, driven by sales of legacy titles, Resident Evil Village and Monster Hunter Stories 2.

On Wednesday, in its results for the nine months ending December 31, 2021, the Japanese publisher reported the highest net sales and highest levels of all profit items for the end of a third quarter in company history.

It means Capcom is approaching its ninth consecutive year of operating income growth and its fifth consecutive year of record profits.

During its current fiscal year ending March 31, Resident Evil Village has so far topped 5.7 million units, while Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin has sold more than 1.4 million units.

But at 70% of its total unit sales, the company’s sales during the nine-month period have been overwhelmingly driven by older games in the Resident Evil and Monster Hunter series.

Monster Hunter Rise has now sold 8 million units since its release last year, and Resident Evil 7 has achieved its 6th consecutive year selling more than 1 million units and cleared 10 million total sales.

For the nine months ended December 31, 2021, Capcom’s net sales were up 35.9% year-on-year, and operating income up 43.9%. Game software sales exceed 25.8 million units, up 30.3% year-on-year.

Capcom reports record profits yet again as older games continue to sellCapcom’s latest financial highlights.

Capcom has said it is working to increase its development personnel and expand its pipeline of games by both utilizing existing IP and creating new properties. The publisher announced its first new IP in 8 years, Pragmata, in 2020.

The company is also preparing to celebrate Street Fighter’s 35th anniversary this year. “Please look forward to the future development of the Street Fighter series.” It said this month.


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