Capcom Posts Record Profits Thanks to Devil May Cry 5, Monster Hunter: World, and Resident Evil 2

Capcom has published its consolidated financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2019, reporting a record increase in profits, thanks to Devil May Cry 5, Monster Hunter: World, and Resident Evil 2 Remake.

The company’s net sales amounted to 17,938 million yen, up by 4.3 percent year-on-year. Operating income stood at 7,703 million yen – an increase of 50.8 percent year-on-year.

In a press release, Capcom revealed that its Digital Contents business has seen steady growth due to an increase in Devil May Cry 5 and Resident Evil 2 Remake sales. Meanwhile, Monster Hunter: World continues to “perform well over the long term,” contributing to a growth in digital sales by a high margin. As a result, Capcom’s profits have increased “significantly.”

“Capcom achieved its highest levels of operating profit, and all subsequent profit items, since it began disclosing quarterly results,” reads the report.

An interesting tidbit of information that has come to light is that Capcom has received a one-off royalty payment of two billion yen under the Digital Contents business from a deal for one of its IPs. The information was part of the Japanese version of the financial results announcement but was picked up by users online. When asked by investors to explain the one-off income, Capcom executives refused to answer the question, citing confidentiality.

Fans have theorized that Capcom has either sold one of its IPs or has struck some sort of an exclusivity deal.

Looking forward, Capcom has one major release planned in the current fiscal year. Monster Hunter: World‘s Iceborne expansion will release on September 6, 2019.

[Source: Capcom, ResetEra]


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