For the fifth year in a row, Japanese publisher and developer Capcom has made record profits. This should confirm the path taken in recent years.
For the past fiscal year, the bottom line was a turnover of approximately 814 million euros, an increase of 15.5 percent compared to the previous year. The operating result ultimately amounted to 317 million euros, an increase of 24 percent.
32.6 million games were sold, again a company record. This, of course, is where Resident Evil Village, released in May 2021, hits. In October 2021, Capcom reported 5 million units sold. At the end of the current financial year, this was 6.1 million.
Monster Hunter Rise came out late last year but should have sold well for a long time and Capcom should capitalize on it this year. Overall, Capcom claims to have benefited from its strong back catalog. Capcom also mentions Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and Resident Evil 7 biohazard here.
The area for mobile games is also stable. Overall, the games segment accounted for 80 percent of Capcom’s revenue. About 11 percent was generated by the arcade business, which naturally delivered better results as the corona measures eased. Here, Capcom posted an operating profit of plus 337 percent.
In the new fiscal year, Capcom is mainly building on Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak and “other big titles”. It remains to be seen whether the controversial dinosaur shooter Exoprimal will be included. So far, it’s only been announced for 2023. Expect Capcom Fighting Collection, Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium, and Resident Evil Re:Verse.
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