Capcom sold more games last year than ever before


 Japanese publisher Capcom posts a glowing set of financial results, as well as announcing plans for its 40th anniversary this June.

Capcom sold 41.7 million games over the past year, the biggest number in a single year in the company’s history. The firm posted net sales of ¥125.93 billion ($931.5 million), up 14.4% from the previous year.

The highlights Capcom singled out in its report were the launches of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, which has sold 5.45 million copies since June 2022, and the Resident Evil 4 remake, which has sold 3.75 million units since its release earlier this year. But the bulk of game sales – 29.3 million – were from the company’s back catalogue of titles, including Monster Hunter: World, Devil May Cry 5 and Resident Evil Village.

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Monster Hunter: World remains the company’s best-selling single individual title, with worldwide sales now at 18.6 million units. Second and third are Monster Hunter: Rise and Resident Evil 7, both at 11.7 million units. Capcom’s biggest upcoming release is Street Fighter 6, which is due out on 2 June, and Capcom president Haruhiro Tsujimoto has said the company is hoping the game will sell in the region of 10 million units in its lifespan. The previous title in the series, Street Fighter V, has sold 7 million units.

Capcom will be celebrating its 40th anniversary on 11th June, and to mark the occasion, the company is launching a website called Capcom Town that will host a virtual museum including artwork and documents from the firm’s 40-year history. The website is set to launch on 12th June, and will also let users play classic Capcom titles such as Mega Man and Street Fighter II.

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