Things are looking up Capcom this fiscal year, with the company reporting an operating income of 7 billion yen, or $64.5 million.
Games Industry.biz reports that Capcom’s operating income has increased by 328.2 percent, due to “strong” performances of titles like Resident Evil 7 and Monster Hunter XX, while Ultra Street Fighter 2 on the Switch was called a “smash hit.” Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite’s sales were described as “soft” by comparison, with the game only just reaching one million units sold worldwide.
Monster Hunter: World, which shipped 5 million copies in the three days post-launch, will be included in Capcom’s full year report in March, but the series’ online and mobile titles – Frontier Z and Explore – have experienced “solid” and “steady” sales.
The company’s forecast for the end of the financial year is now 14.5 billion yen, or $133.4 million, with net sales predicted at 93 billion yen, or $855.6 million. Last year, Capcom experienced a drop of over 50% in its operating income, making this year a marked improvement.
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