This week, Nintendo wasn’t the only who presented its financial results for the first half of the current Fiscal Year. Capcom also did, and unfortunately, numbers are not really good.
Here’s some raw data to begin:
- net sales: dropped to 28,676 million Yen (- 9.4% compared to the same period, last year);
- operating income: dropped to 1,715 million yen (- 39.7% compared to the same period, last year);
- ordinary income: dropped to 514 million yen (-82.2% compared to the same period, last year);
- net income attributable to owners of the parent: dropped to 405 million yen (-79.2% compared to last year).
Capcom reports that the release of Monster Hunter Generations in Europe and North America enjoyed “solid sales”. According to them, the game has sold 800 000 units worldwide between April and September. Given weekly sales in Japan have been hovering around 1-2k each week in the past few weeks, we can assume that Western sales ended up around 700-750 000 units (max.), which is pretty good.
The company also mentions Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, that sold “largely as planned”.
Finally, Capcom confirmed that Monster Hunter XX (Double Cross), revealed yesterday, was indeed the mysterious “New Monster Hunter title” they are expecting to sell 2 million units of before April 2017. Since the game launches on March 18th, that means Capcom is expecting to sell 2 million units in 13 days.