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Capcom revenue jumps 35% to $774m

Uptick in sales attributed to consistent performance from Resident Evil Village and Monster Hunter titles

Capcom has released its financial results for the nine months ended December 31, 2021, reporting year-over-year increases in revenue and operating income.

The company reported net sales of ¥88.1 billion ($774 million), a 35% increase on the same period of the previous fiscal year.

Operating income saw a 43.9% increase year-over-year, coming in at ¥35 billion ($307 million).

Looking at the digital contents segment -- which covers Capcom's video game output -- the firm reported a 43.9% increase in sales to ¥70.4 billion ($618 million). Operating income for the segment also rose by 44.8% to ¥35.8 billion ($314 million).

Of that total, digital console and PC sales made up ¥41.8 billion ($367 million), while boxed games made up ¥25.6 billion ($225 million). Mobile contents made up ¥3 billion ($30 million).

The firm attributed the rise in sales to multiple well-performing releases, notably Resident Evil Village, which has sold over five million copies, and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, which has reached a million copies sold. It also noted that Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, released in 2017, topped 10 million units sold.

Looking ahead, the company is forecasting net sales of ¥100 billion ($880 million) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, as well as ¥42 billion ($370 million) in both operating income and ordinary income.

In October last year, the company unveiled intent to make PC its main platform, with aims to have sales from the platform equal to its sales across consoles within the next two years.

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