Capcom: "High Expectations" for Devil May Cry 5 and Resident Evil 2; Monster Hunter World Ships 8.3 Million Units
Capcom announced the financial results related to the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, and it's the publisher's most profitable first quarter ever.
Today Capcom released its financial results related to the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, which includes the period between April 1st and June 30th, 2018.
As you can see in the table below, all the relevant income figures are firmly in the black, showing a massive increase in both revenue and income year-on-year. To be precise, revenue is up 46.5%, and operating income is up a whopping 550.8%.
This is the highest operating income for a first quarter in the publisher’s history.
More news comes about Monster Hunter World, that has now shipped 8.3 million units worldwide as of June 30th.
We also learn that the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection performed “strongly” and the Mega Man Legacy Collections has “robust” sales.
Net sales for the gaming business alone were 13,782 million yen (up 79.3% year-over-year) and operating income was 5,735 million yen (up 242.2% year-over-year).
“During the three months ended June 30, 2018, our industry made rapid advancements in technology through such means as incorporating high-definition visuals as well as AI (Artificial Intelligent) into home video games. At the same time, our industry faced a wave of change, as evidenced by the inclusion of esports in the “Cool Japan Strategy,” the Japanese
government’s growth strategy for the content industry.
In such an environment, the Company holds high expectations for the two major titles it will release next year, in Q4 of the current fiscal year: Resident Evil 2 (for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC), which was announced at E3 (one of the world’s largest trade shows for computer and video games held in Los Angeles, U.S.A.) and created a sensation among the show-goers, and Devil May Cry 5 (for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC), the series’ first mainline release in ten years, which also attracted strong interest. Furthermore, Monster Hunter: World (for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One), which has been causing a sensation since its release in January 2018 due to its immense popularity, continued to report strong sales, while high-margin catalog unit sales also increased.”
If you’d like to compare, you can check out Capcom’s results for the previous quarter in our dedicated article.
Devil May Cry 5 will come to PS4, Xbox One, and PC in the spring of 2019 and is going to be playable at Gamescom, alongside Resident Evil 2 for which you can already pre-order the standard and the Deluxe Edition on Amazon. It’ll release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on January 25th, 2019.