After releasing their financial report yesterday for the previous fiscal year, Capcom looked at this fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2017.
Highlighting their plans for major titles this year, Capcom said they expect a new Monster Hunter game to move around two million units, while two unannounced games are expected to move four million and two million units, respectively.
Capcom didn’t offer any hints on the unannounced titles, but it’s possible that the four million game is a new entry into the Resident Evil franchise, likely Resident Evil 7.
To help achieve growth this fiscal year, Capcom will try for global launches of major titles and utilize existing properties. Additionally, they want to “capitalize on new technologies and businesses,” giving virtual reality and eSports as examples.
Digital downloads, meanwhile, are expected to account for 29% of consumer revenue. They’ll try to achieve this by strengthening “full-game and additional content offerings” and extending game life cycles with regular updates, giving Street Fighter V as an example.
Looking at some of their biggest franchises, Resident Evil has sold 68 million, Street Fighter is at 38 million, Monster Hunter is at 36 million, Devil May Cry is at 15 million, Dead Rising is at 8.6 million, and Dragon’s Dogma is at 2.8 million units. All of these numbers are accurate up to March 31, 2016.
What do you think the two unannounced games are?