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Capcom want to follow financial success with more success

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Capcom has released its financial report for the fiscal period ending in March 2020. As part of their report, the company outlined that they’d like to continue the growth they’ve seen in the mobile market, and reach new levels of success with more game sales by 2021.

The report suggests that the company wants to reach 28 million game units sold in the current financial year. To achieve this goal, they have a three-pronged approach.

First, they’re planning to promote a digital strategy through flexible pricing structures, and expansion to sales regions. Second, the company aims to release multiple major titles, games that people will actively want to purchase. Finally, Capcom will also try to squeeze as many sales as possible out of the games they’ve already released, such as Monster Hunter World, and Resident Evil 3 Remake.

The second point of this approach is particularly interesting. It seems to suggest that Capcom is planning to launch a few major new games between now and March 2021. Not only that, but they’re expecting to see high sales from these games. Given the success of Monster Hunter World, and it’s Iceborne expansion, as well as the Resident Evil franchise over the last three years or so, it’s likely that any new releases will focus in these areas.

Capcom wants to see year-on-year growth of 10 percent. One project that they seem to be hinging on is the upcoming Monster Hunter movie. Considering that movies based on games don’t usually perform that well, this may not seem like the best approach. However, the Resident Evil movie franchise has spanned six films, with a reboot on the way as well, showing that with the IP at least, movie adaptations of games can do well.

Sales figures for key Capcom releases were also shared in the report. Resident Evil 3 Remake has reached 2.5 million units sold, while Resident Evil 2 Remake is sitting at 5 million. Resident Evil 3 Remake is far shorter and smaller than Resident Evil 2 Remake, though the multiplayer element could lead to a longer product lifecycle if supported well.

Monster Hunter World has now reached 15.5 million units sold between the base game and Iceborne expansion. This is up by 500,000 units in the past two months, proving the game’s continued popularity.

While rumors of Resident Evil 4 Remake coming soon are floating about, Capcom has said nothing on the matter to confirm it either way. Some fans speculate that this new remake and Resident Evil 8 are both planned for next year, but only time will tell if this is true.

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