Capcom Financials Show Disappointing Street Fighter V Sales
Capcom released their financials for the end of 2016, and it’s largely in line with expectations beside a few disappointments. In the past nine months (April 1 through December 31), Capcom reported net sales of 53,507 million yen. That’s down around 3,500 million yen from last year, but Capcom attributes it to “the release of a hit title in the same period of the previous fiscal year.” Despite being slightly lower, they look to end the 2016 fiscal year (which ends March 31, 2017) strong with the releases of Resident Evil 7 biohazard and Monster Hunter XX.
As far as titles released in the past nine months go, Capcom was happy with the sales of Dead Rising 4 (for Xbox One and PC) describing it as “firm,” but was disappointed with the performance of Monster Hunter Stories (for Nintendo 3DS) which targeted a younger audience. Meanwhile, the Japanese publisher was pleased with the re-releases of both Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5. They said that the remasters “performed steadily thanks to a stable fanbase for the brand.”
As noted on Capcom’s top sellers list, Street Fighter V saw a very modest increase in sales over the past nine months going from 1.4 million copies sold to 1.5 million. That means that only around 100,000 copies of Capcom’s fighting game were moved in the past nine months, which saw sizable increases to the game’s roster size, modes added and complaints addressed. That has to be disappointing for the company, as they continue to rectify a heavily criticize launch. Hopefully, this will serve as a learning lesson as Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite is set to release later this year.