Capcom is doing very well at the moment: sales, operating revenues and total profits are record-breaking.
Capcom has just announced outstanding results for its FY2018 period, showing strong growth in its multifaceted business. Specialized game sales were a new three-year maximum of 25.3 million units, almost half of which were titanic 12 million sales to Monster Hunter World. Other games, like Resident Evil 2 REmake, sold 4 million copies and Devil May Cry 5 – 2 million copies.
Thanks to Capcom's advanced thinking strategy, which combines digital, online monetization, DLC, and sales of complete physical games together in a consistent plan, the company has managed to push its profits to new record levels. Thanks to the rapid game sales, Capcom realizes the impressive 100.03 billion yen ($ 901.99 million) in net sales in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. Operating income rose 13.1% yoy to 18.14 billion yen ($ 163.6 million). The total profit for the year was 12.51 billion yen ($ 113.17 million), an increase of 14.8% on an annual basis.
In this business, the popularity of the main title Resident Evil 2 (for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC) exceeded expectations, boosting business results. Devil May Cry 5 (for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC) are targeted at foreign markets and also perform strongly, supported by consistent search.
In addition, the Monster Hunter series has made a significant contribution to improving profits: the leading Monster Hunter: World title (for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One), which was a phenomenal success in the previous fiscal year, is popularizing its expanding customer base while the Steam Version The PC has also performed well, increasing profits; Meanwhile, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (for Nintendo Switch) enjoyed stable sales by launching markets outside of Japan.
In addition, Mega Man 11 (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC) and the 30th Anniversary Street Fighter collection (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC) performed well. Besides, the high quality titles in the catalog, including Resident Evil 7 biohazard (for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC), increase sales through their long-lasting popularity.
As a result, net sales were 82.982 million Yen (11.9% more than the previous fiscal year) and operating income was 23.315 million Yen (22.0% more than the previous fiscal year)
This financial year, FY2019, sees Capcom slowing down significantly as the games go out.
The company plans to release a big game during the year, but it's big: Monster Hunter The massive expansion of ice in the world, DLC will be $ 40 and is expected to delete the content of the main game when re-entering mainstream users.
Capcom seems to cut the hatches and wait for the storm from the next-generation consoles. There are currently several major AAA games under development but none of them will come out after March 2020 and should accompany the release of the next generation of Sony PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett from Microsoft hardware.
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This thin slide will not affect Capcom's bottom line. In fact, he expects a profit jump 11.5% to 14 billion yen ($ 126.23 million) in FY2019 and operating income is also expected to increase. The company says that a stronger emphasis on digital engagement through Monster Hunter, DLC for existing catalog games, as well as multiple digital-based reps will help to achieve these peaks.
There is no detail on what Capcom works and what games will be released outside of Iceborne in FY2019, but we can assume. Capcom has to release some digital based re-releases, a bunch of new DLC for older games, and maybe even a few collections or two in PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch.
Capcom's profit for FY2018 at a glance
Net sales – 100,03 billion yen ($ 901.99 million), which is 5.8% more than in the same period last year
Operating income – Yen 18.14 billion ($ 163.6 million), up 13.1% from the same period last year
Total profit – 12.51 billion yen ($ 113.17 million), up 14.8% more than in the same period last year
Capcom's forecast for FY2019
Net sales – 85 billion yen (766.4 million dollars), down 15% year-on-year
Operating income – 20 billion yen (180.3 million dollars), which is 10% higher on an annual basis
Total profit – 14 billion yen ($ 126.23 million), up 11.5%