Capcom, the renowned Japanese developer and publisher, recently unveiled its financial results for the first quarter of the financial year (April-June 2023). The report showcased impressive growth in game sales, with a total of 13.5 million units sold, a significant increase from the previous year’s 11.7 million units. This exceptional performance can be attributed to the success of Capcom’s latest releases, including Street Fighter 6, the remake of Resident Evil 4, and the MegaMan Battle Network Collection.
Street Fighter 6 and the Impact on Sales
One of the standout titles in Capcom’s lineup is Street Fighter 6, which recorded remarkable sales figures. Since its release on June 2, 2023, Street Fighter 6 has sold an impressive 2 million copies as of July 7, 2023. Industry analysts predict that the game’s lifetime sales could well surpass 10 million units, cementing its place as a notable addition to Capcom’s portfolio.
Resident Evil 4 Remake: A Resounding Success
The remake of Resident Evil 4 has also played a pivotal role in Capcom’s overall performance. During the first quarter, it sold over 1.1 million copies, further contributing to its total sales of 5 million units since its launch in late March 2023. It is worth noting, however, that the remake of Resident Evil 2, released back in 2019, continues to hold the top spot as Capcom’s highest-selling Resident Evil game, boasting an impressive 12 million copies sold.
MegaMan Battle Network Collection Shines
While not as high-profile as some of its other franchises, MegaMan Battle Network Collection made a noteworthy impact in this quarter, with sales of 1.3 million copies. This success brings hope to fans of the dormant franchise, indicating its enduring popularity even after all these years.
Monster Hunter Reigns Supreme
Although the Resident Evil franchise has surged in popularity and boasts an impressive lifetime sales figure of 146 million games, it is the Monster Hunter series that continues to dominate for Capcom. Monster Hunter Rise, the most recent entry, along with its expansion Sunbreak, achieved an astounding 20 million copies sold alone. The Monster Hunter franchise’s lifetime sales have reached a staggering 94 million, solidifying its status as one of Capcom’s most successful game series.
Capcom’s Other Key Franchises
Following Monster Hunter and Resident Evil, other notable franchises from Capcom include Street Fighter, with 52 million games sold, Mega Man with 40 million, Devil May Cry with 29 million, and Dragon’s Dogma with 7.7 million. These figures illustrate the diverse range of successful franchises that make up Capcom’s extensive portfolio.
To conclude, Capcom’s recent financial results demonstrate a strong performance in game sales during the first quarter of the year. The success of titles such as Street Fighter 6, the remake of Resident Evil 4, and the MegaMan Battle Network Collection has significantly contributed to the company’s impressive sales figures. Additionally, the continued dominance of the Monster Hunter series showcases Capcom’s ability to create and maintain enduring game franchises. As the year progresses, it will be interesting to see how Capcom builds upon its recent triumphs and capitalizes on its well-established franchises to achieve further success in the gaming industry.