Capcom seems to be on a roll: the Japanese publisher and developer had to revise its earnings forecast simply because its games were selling so well.
good performance from Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Destruction and Resident Evil Village were cited as one of the main reasons for the earnings revision.
“In our core digital content business, we have seen positive results from games like Resident Evil Villagewhich is the last game in the series, and also Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of DestructionRPG in monster hunter row.”
Rise of the monster hunter also continues to grow with the release of the game on PC earlier this January. Various other Capcom series also contributed, along with discounts held in the fourth quarter.
“Next, in addition to the January release of the PC version Rise of the monster hunterOriginally released in March 2021, sales have grown thanks to the continued popularity of games in the catalog – mostly past games in major series – and thanks to the synergy effect of the sales discounts held in the fourth quarter.
“Overall, this led us to expect net sales to exceed our previous forecast. In addition, we expect operating income, ordinary income and net income attributable to the owners of the parent company to exceed our target.”
According to Capcom official sales dataMonster Hunter Rise is now officially the 7th best selling game of all time (as of March 2021).
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