Capcom has published its financial results for the 2017 fiscal year (ended March 31, 2018). Thanks to the excellent sales of Monster Hunter World and Resident Evil 7, the publisher has recorded the best ever profits of its history.
According to reports, Monster Hunter World has marked the beauty of 7.9 million copies distributed around the world, not to mention that the game has yet to land on PC this fall. Furthermore, with data updated as of March 31, 2018, Resident Evil 7 has reached 5.1 million copies sold worldwide, contributing in turn to scoring for Capcom the best year in its history in terms of profits.
Speaking of Monster Hunter World, in particular, Capcom underlined the importance of the international franchise, a recognition of quality on the company’s work. This success also highlights the health of the console market, another key element behind the excellent results.
The Japanese company has also referred to eSports, considering it as another important piece of its financial mosaic (just thinking of the popularity of Street Fighter V in the panorama of electronic competitions).
Looking to the future, the home console market is expected to regain momentum with the revitalization of gaming software, such as Monster Hunter’s massive success. It is also expected that the markets for VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) will continue to grow.
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