Capcom records ‘highest profit at all levels’ in Q3 earnings report

Monster Hunter and Resident Evil continue to carry the company forward.

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Capcom has seen a lot of growth over the last few years behind franchises like Monster Hunter and Resident Evil’s massive success. And in the company’s latest earnings report, it saw a 32.2-percent increase in operating income year-over-year, marking “the highest profit at all levels for the end of a third-quarter in company history.”

In Capcom’s Q3 report released earlier today, the developer and publisher credited the growth to increased performance from its digital content and the continued success of its flagship franchises. 

Throughout the nine-month period, which ended on Dec. 31, Capcom said that Resident Evil 3’s remake sold an additional 300,000 units. This, combined with the 2019 remake of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 7 selling 350,000 and 300,000 units respectively, bolstered the company in a period where it didn’t release many new products. 

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne topped all of those numbers, though, with the expansion of the original Monster Hunter World game selling 600,000 units and further solidifying itself as Capcom’s best-selling game of all-time at around 7.2 million units sold for the expansion alone.

In total, Capcom saw a 22.6-percent increase in net sales, a 32.2-percent increase in operating income year-over-year, and a general income increase of 28.8 percent compared to the same time frame in 2019. 

Heading into its 2021 release schedule, with Monster Hunter Rise set to launch on March 26 for the Nintendo Switch and Resident Evil Village dropping on current and last-gen consoles on May 7, Capcom will likely see Q3 2021 break even more records.