Capcom has published the latest business figures and emphasized that it wants to sell 40 million games by the end of the current financial year. Included are both catalog titles and new releases.
While some companies in the video game industry are using are struggling with declining numberswhich can sometimes be attributed to a corona effect, business at Capcom is doing extremely well, at least in terms of game sales.
The Japanese publisher announced todaythat a total of 29.1 million games could be sold to end users in the first nine months of the 2022/23 financial year. It’s a significant increase from 25.8 million sales in the same period last year.
Targeted 40 million sales
Capcom expects catalog title sales to continue and the release of Resident Evil 4 on March 24, a week before the end of the fiscal year, to push total game unit sales to over 40 million, which would mean a new record for the company within one fiscal year.
At the same time, the company estimates that the games will sell 36 million as digital downloads and 4 million as physical versions, which would be a 9 to 1 ratio. According to estimates, 30 million of these games come from catalog sales and 10 million from new releases such as “Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak” and “Resident Evil 4”.
Capcom sold 2.75 million units of Monster Hunter Rise, 1.5 million units of Resident Evil 2, 1.45 million units of Devil May Cry 5 games and 1.35 million units in the first nine months of the current fiscal year Sell millions of copies of Resident Evil 3. In addition, 750,000 copies each of “Monster Hunter World: Iceborne” and “Street Fighter 5” were sold.
Although Capcom has been able to achieve increasing sales figures in recent months, sales have fallen compared to the previous year, which is probably due in part to the fact that “Resident Evil Village” was released last year.
More news about Capcom:
Compared to the nine months of last year, net sales decreased by 9.6 percent to 79,671 million yen. Operating profit fell 5 percent to 33,332 million yen. Capcom expects these numbers to improve by fiscal year-end (March 31, 2023), suggesting the company has high expectations for Resident Evil 4.
More Capcom news.
Discuss this news on the PlayStation Forum
Links to Amazon, Media Markt, Saturn and some other retailers are usually affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we receive a small commission that we can use to finance the free-to-use site. You have no disadvantages.
Leave a Reply