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Capcom Reports Another Year of Record Profits, as Resident Evil Village Sales Surpass 6 Million

UPDATE 5/18/22: Capcom has updated its best-selling games list, giving us an update on how its top titles are performing (thanks, Gematsu).

Monster Hunter Rise has sold 9 million copies on PC and Nintendo Switch since its launch (with 1.3 million more this year).

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne has moved 9.2 million copies to date, with another 400,000 copies this year on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

The original Monster Hunter World sits at 18 million in sales, making it Capcom’s best-selling game to date.

All of Capcom’s five best-selling games come from the past five years: Monster Hunter World, Iceborne, and Rise games, as well as Resident Evil 7 and the 2019 remake of Resi 2.


ORIGINAL STORY 11/05/22: Capcom had another great year of sales and as such made a nice profit.

The company released its financial report earlier today and announced its “fifth consecutive year of record earnings”, although it was actually its ninth consecutive year of profit growth. Capcom said those profits were driven by its digital content business (so, hello Resident Evil and Monster Hunter).

“Net sales were 110 billion yen (up 15.5% over the prior year), operating profit was 42 billion yen (up 24%), ordinary income was of 44 billion yen (up 27.2%) and net income attributable to parent company owners was 32,553 yen (up 30.6%),” Capcom said.

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In addition to these impressive numbers, the company revealed that Resident Evil Village has sold 6.1 million copies and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin has sold over 1.5 million. units around the world.

Meanwhile, Capcom saw its overall annual digital content sales reach 32.6 million. For comparison, last year the company saw a figure of 30.1 million units sold (which is still pretty good). Capcom recognized the increase in digital sales as an increase in revenue, calling it a “very profitable” way of doing things.

Last month, Capcom revised its earnings forecast because its games are selling so well right now. While not mentioned directly in this latest earnings report, the company revealed in April that Devil May Cry 5 has now surpassed 5 million in sales worldwide.