Capcom financials: Monster Hunter 4 boosts firm’s full year profits

Thursday, 8 May 2014 08:09 GMT By Matt Martin

Sales and profits were up for Capcom’s financial year ended March 31, helped by the overwhelming success of Monster Hunter 4.

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The Resident Evil and Street Fighter publisher recorded sales of 102.2bn yen ($1bn) for the full year, with profits of 3.4 bn yen ($33.8m) – an increase of 15 percent on the previous year.

The company singled out the “explosive popularity” of Monster Hunter 4 and the continued strong sales of Dead Rising 3, as well as Resident Evil Revelations – all of which have passed the million sales mark.

Digital delivery of games has increased for Capcom, but game sales in the mobile market have slumped due to a lack of content and increased competition, said the firm.

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen showed “firm sales” while Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Dual Destiny achieved sales targets. The success of Ducktales: Remastered surprised Capcom, but Lost PLanet 3 continued to stink up the place with lower than expected sales.

Browser games Onimusha Soul is performing well in Taiwan though, with the company stating: “This thereby marked the beginnings of gaining a foothold in the market for the local corporation, which was established two years ago.”

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