Although the company's revenues were down compared to the previous year, its game sales were on the rise.
Capcom has released a new financial report reflecting the company's results for the nine months that ended December 31, 2022.
According to the report, Capcom's net sales saw a decrease of 9.6% compared to the previous year, amounting to 79,671 million yen. Operating income was 33,332 million yen, a 5% decrease YoY, and ordinary income was 33,564 million yen, down 7.1% from the previous year.
In addition to providing financial figures, the publisher also noted that it sold 29.1 million games over this period. This reflects an increase from 25.8 million copies sold during the same period the year earlier. The company attributes this growth to the launch of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, a major expansion to the original Monster Hunter Rise, as well as a focus on digital sales, including the sales of catalog titles mainly from the Monster Hunter series.
Capcom predicts selling over 40 million game units by the end of the full fiscal year which will end on March 31. If the company does achieve this sales figure, it would mark a record-high result for it.
Capcom anticipates 36 million, or 90%, of these unit sales to be digital, with 4 million being physical. Out of the 36 million digital sales, 30 million are expected to be catalog titles and 10 million are anticipated to be new releases, including Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak and Resident Evil 4.
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