Capcom Reports Strong Sales for Monster Hunter: World, Mega Man 11, and Onimusha: Warlords
Capcom's latest consolidated financial results show strong sales for Monter Hunter: World, Mega Man 11, and Onimusha: Warlords.
Capcom has successfully been able to make a comeback and win over fans over the course of the past year. While the lackluster releases of vanilla Street Fighter V and Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite did leave a bad taste in people’s mouths, Capcom was able to turn public opinion around with great games like Monter Hunter: World and ended up with a record-setting year financially. In the slew of new information that came with this quarter’s consolidated financial results, we also learned that both Mega Man 11 and Onimusha: Warlords have been selling well.
When it comes to company wide growth, Capcom has seen a 92% increase in operating income over the past year as well as a 28.3% increase for net sales. In the end, this means that fiscal year 2018 housed the highest profit levels in Capcom’s history. Most of the profits come from the console gaming segment of the company with titles like Monster Hunter: World, which finally passed 11 million copies sold, Mega Man 11, and the distribution of Red Dead Redemption 2 in Japan.
Considering that Capcom also was rated the top publisher of the year by Metacritic, 2018 seems to have been the best year for the storied Japanese developer yet. This momentum probably won’t slow down either. While Resident Evil 2 wasn’t mentioned in these consolidated financial results, we already know it sold over 3 million copies. Meanwhile, we can also expect Devil May Cry V and several Nintendo Switch Resident Evil ports are to release later in 2019. Now if only Deep Down would come out…
While specific sales numbers weren’t revealed for Mega Man 11 or Onimusha: Warlords, Capcom did touch on the solid performance of both titles since they launched in October and January, respectively. Mega Man 11, which DualShockers gave an 8.0 and created a helpful Robot Master guide for, apparently “reported strong sales.”
Meanwhile, the recently released Onimusha: Warlords remaster, which DualShockers also gave an 8.0 and recorded the first 30 minutes of (see below), is “also off to a good start,” when it comes to sales. These were both franchises that had been ignored by Capcom for years, so hopefully the solid sales of both titles mean that we haven’t seen the last of either series.
Both games are currently available for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. If you want to add to this healthy sales performance and support the revitalization of classic franchises, Mega Man 11 and Onimusha: Warlords are both available on Amazon.
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