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Business Game Dev Sales-Age Capcom has reported record profits, driven by Monster Hunter and Resident Evil

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For the 12 months ended March 31, 2021, net sales were up 17% YoY, operating income up 51.6% at 34.6 billion yen ($317m), and ordinary income up 52% at 35 billion yen ($321m).

The figures represent the eighth consecutive year of operating income growth for Capcom, and the fourth consecutive year of record-high profits.

Monster Hunter Rise for Nintendo Switch delivered strong sales of over 4 million units shipped worldwide by March 31 (Capcom said it had shipped 5 million by April 5).

Meanwhile, catalog titles demonstrated their long product lives and drove up profits, including Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and Resident Evil 2. Capcom said Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition “performed well” on next-generation platforms.

Moving forward, Capcom expects even more growth during its current fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, with net sales forecast to be up 5%, driven by sales of Monster Hunter Rise and Resident Evil Village.

The company said it is working to increase its development personnel and expand its pipeline of games by both utilizing existing IP and creating new properties. The publisher announced its first new IP in 8 years, Pragmata, last summer.

Following the release of Rise in March, Capcom stock soared to an all-time high in Tokyo. The publisher’s latest tentpole release, Resident Evil Village, released this month, and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is coming to Switch on July 9.
 

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Capcom has been fucking killing it over the past 5 years. The re engine is the best thing to happen to them. We got two great console monster hunter games, an amazing return to form for devil may cry, 4 fantastic resident evil games. On top of that, thanks to the re engine, the resident evil games and dmc v are some of the best looking games out there
 

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MHW generated so much money for them, well earned too.

The re engine is the best thing to happen to them. We got two great console monster hunter games
Maybe you didn't mean to include them with your phrasing, but MHW and MHWI are not RE engine, they are MT-Framework.
 
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Resident Evil Village Ships Over 4 Million Units Globally!

Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) today announced that multi-platform title Resident Evil Village, the latest entry in the Resident Evil series, has shipped over 4 million units* worldwide. (*Includes sales of digital version)


This is a huge success
 
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