“Major hit” Monster Hunter X sells over 3M – Capcom Q3

By Brenna Hillier, Friday, 29 January 2016 02:34 GMT

Monster Hunter X and Dragon’s Dogma Online were highlights of Capcom’s third quarter.

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Capcom has posted financial results for its third quarter, ending December 31 2015. Year to date, the company recorded net sales of ¥57.06 billion ($480 million), up ¥9.23 billion ($77 million) on the same quarter 2014. Profits are up 9% year-on-year and operating income increased 5.2%.

Monster Hunter X has sold over 3 million units, Capcom said, exceeding its forecasts of 2.5 million units, and constituting a “major hit”. The publisher did not specify whether it meant sell-in (shipped) or sell-through.

As for the quarter’s other new releases, Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi performed well on PlayStation 3 and PS4, while 3DS title Daigyakutensaiban did not. Sales of older releases likes Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Resident Evil Revelations 2 and DLC were “firm” – especially outside Japan.

Dragon’s Dogma Online has been “strong”, Capcom said, while Monster Hunter Online is “off to a good start” in China. In the mobile sphere, Monster Hunter Explore surpassed 3 million downloads.

In general, the digital contents (non-arcade games) segment saw an 11% year-on-year increase in year-to-date sales. At ¥36.08 billion ($303 million), games account for about 63% of Capcom’s total sales revenue for the year-to-date.

Outside of this segment, arcade year-to-date sales decreased 5.4% while amusement equipment (mostly pachinko) rocketed upwards with an 87% increase in sales – although income didn’t budge much.

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