Capcom's games division helped the company to double its profits in the first half of the fiscal year, largely down to the continuing strong performance of Monster Hunter: World.
The Japanese publisher confirmed that Monster Hunter: World passed ten million shipments in the second fiscal quarter - the same period that saw the release of the game's PC version. This is a record high for any single title in Capcom's history.
As a result, the Digital Contents division saw a 70% year-on-year increase in H1 revenue, to ¥34.2 billion ($305 million). Operating profit was up 207% over the previous year to ¥11.8 billion ($105 million).
Looking ahead, Capcom pointed to the launches of the Resident Evil 2 remake and Devil May Cry 5 as possible hits before the fiscal year ends in March 2019.
Overall, Capcom's revenue for the first half of the fiscal year was up 29% over the prior year, to ¥43.3 billion ($387 million). Net profit rose 97% to ¥6.8 billion ($61 million), and that's despite the losses recorded as a result of the closure of Capcom Vancouver.