As you all know, Capcom surprised Nintendo fans with not one, but two new Monster Hunter games. The first of these is Monster Hunter Rise, the latest instalment in the action RPG series, where players will take on fearsome monsters and climb their way to new heights. They will travel to the picturesque village of Kamura, a peaceful mountain village where players will discover a unique culture and the latest in hunting technology. Thanks to a special insect called the Cordocopter, hunters will be able to move in any direction and scale towering cliffs and structures. All combat zones in each mission are connected, allowing you to explore the vast, vertical landscape without loading times.
Well, this time Capcom has achieved its best financial results ever for a first quarter thanks to Resident Evil Village and Monster Hunter Rise. As you know, the former is not available on Switch, while the latter has been available (both in physical and digital format) since 26 March.
These are the most relevant details that have been shared:
- Capcom Co, Ltd. announced today that, in its consolidated business results for the three months ended June 30, 2021, net sales were ¥48,423 million (up 104.1% year-on-year), operating income was ¥23. 604 million yen (up 120.4% year-on-year), ordinary income was 23,899 million yen (up 125.0% year-on-year), and net income attributable to owners of the parent company was 17,340 million yen (up 121.9% year-on-year).
- This quarter, Capcom’s core Digital Content business drove business results through its continued pursuit of digital sales growth, including a major new release of its flagship Resident Evil Village series and sales of catalogue titles such as Monster Hunter Rise.
- In addition, sales volume for its desktop video games was 13.3 million units (up 44.6% year-on-year). As a result, Capcom achieved its highest net sales, as well as the highest levels of all profit items for a first quarter.
- The consolidated business results forecast for the current fiscal year ending 31 March 2022 remains the same as projected in the 10 May 2021 financial results announcement.