Capcom has been making record profits for the fourth consecutive year.
Sales for the fiscal year ended March 2021 were 95.3 billion yen (£ 622 million), up 16.8% from the previous year, and profit was 34.6 billion yen (£ 226 million), up 51.6% from the previous year).
Capcom noted the success of Monster Hunter Rise and Resident Evil 3 remakes and the growth in sales of high-margin back catalog titles, including Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and Resident Evil 2 remakes. Capcom also said the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X and S versions of the Devil May Cry 5 were “good.” The growing interest in video games during the blockade also helped.
If you dig into the details, Monster Hunter Rise for Nintendo Switch has shifted more than 4 million copies following the March release (currently 6m). Resident Evil 3 remakes sold 3.9 million copies in the fiscal year.
Capcom said it expects sales of JPY100bn (£ 635m) and profits of JPY42bn (£ 274m) in anticipation of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022. .. The company has just released Resident Evil Village on Steam’s flyer.
Everything is smiling on Capcom’s finances, but the company was internally distressed after a cyberattack in November endangered personal information, internal briefings, and game details and demanded a ransom. Endured.
And, of course, Capcom’s arcade and amusement equipment businesses were hit hard by the blockade. Revenues from the arcade business were down 18.4% year-on-year and profits were down 87.7%. According to Capcom, demand for amusement equipment was “overall weak” due to the spread of Covid-19, but both sales and profits were higher than in the same period of the previous year.