Capcom reports strong sales in 2018 due to great games
Capcom has managed to make a major comeback, delivering one of their strongest years ever in terms of operating income. After the releases of titles like Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite and Street Fighter V turned public opinion against the company, but it seems as though they’ve managed to reverse the trend of bad luck, and a lot of it is due to the amazing games the company has put out over the last year.
Capcom has seen a 92% increase in operating income over the past year as well as a 28.3% increase for net sales. Monter Hunter: World, Mega Man 11, and Onimusha: Warlords were listed as all having strong sales, each contributing in their own way to the overall success of the year for the Japanese company.
With Monster Hunter: World pushing more than 11 million units, it’s clearly the frontrunner for biggest slice of the pie when it comes to the games console segment of the company. Other titles like Mega Man 11 and the Japanese release of Red Dead Redemption 2 helped contribute to the overall massive profit from this sector.
“This quarter, Monster Hunter: World, which caused a sensation in the market in the previous fiscal year, continued to drive results after surpassing 10 million units shipped—a first for any single title in Capcom’s history,” the report reads. And with the impending release of the Iceborne expansion, there’s a strong possibility that number will climb higher.
In other areas the company found success as well. Considering that Capcom also was rated the top publisher of the year by Metacritic, 2018 seems to have been the best year for the storied Japanese developer yet. And with the recent smash-hit release of the Resident Evil 2 Remake, that trends is looking strong in 2019.
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