Not so long ago, Capcom was among a few different major Japanese game publishers in need of some soul searching as their tent pole franchises stagnated. But Capcom is back in the biggest way, posting record-high profits for its third consecutive year in its recent financial results. For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020, operating income increased 25.8% over the previous year, and net income increased 27.1%. What makes this more impressive is that net sales actually went down 18.4%.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne continues to sell well, as the base MHW is Capcom’s top-selling game ever by an enormous margin, but the company also noted strong digital sales of titles like Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 5. A Shin Onimusha pachislot in Japan also sold above expectations. The company anticipates next year will mark a fourth year of consecutive record-high profit.
Incidentally, Nintendo Switch doesn’t seem to be mentioned anywhere in the results. I couldn’t find any mention of films like the Mega Man movie either, nor did I locate any mention of Mega Man at all. This is very much the Monster Hunter and Resident Evil show at the moment. Still, it’s encouraging to hear the company is doing well. The stronger its finances are, the more confident it will be in cranking out more Mega Man, which is ultimately all I care about.
What are you hoping to see from Capcom this year?