Capcom has revealed it’s once again well and truly back in the swing of things after a bit of a troubling 2017 (by the company’s own admission).
Capcom’s latest financial report (via GamesIndustry.biz), which covers nine months ending on December 31, celebrates an all-time high in profits at the company. Operating income rose by an incredible 92 percent to £93,784,698, with a net income of £427,152,321.
The majority of this success can probably be attributed to Monster Hunter World. The game was a huge critical success, and the first game in Capcom’s history to exceed 10 million units shipped.
As the first game in the Monster Hunter franchise to launch on PC, you can bet Capcom will be looking to bring their monstery wares to PC as a standard going forward.
Capcom’s great year was also helped along by the release of Monster Hunter Generations on Nintendo Switch, as well as the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection and Mega Man 11, all three of which are excellent releases.
In 2017 Capcom’s two big releases (Resident Evil 7 and Street Fighter V) weren’t quite the commercial hits the company was hoping for.
Fortunately the latest Resident Evil release – a remake of Resi 2 – is already three times more popular than Resi 7 was on Steam at launch, which suggests Capcom aren’t slowing down any time soon.
If we can get the rumoured Resident Evil 3 remake in late 2019, and maybe that Dino Crisis remaster we’re all after, then Capcom can pretty much just walk away with all my money.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.