Capcom's Sales Dip, But Profits Increase Thanks To Digital Business
01 February, 2018, 01:14 | Author: Myrtle Cook
"Monster Hunter: World" set a new franchise record for most number of copies shipped over the launch weekend. World pushed PS4 hardware sales (includes PS4 Pro) from 44,910 units the previous week, to 140,432 for the week leading up to the game's release, January 22-28.
Players who own Street Fighter V on PlayStation 4 will get early access to Ryu. They can not be mixed with other armor in the game. Meanwhile, sales of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC), which was launched in September 2017 targeting the European and USA markets, tended to be soft.
In previous Monster Hunter games, Hunter Rank capped out at 999. This according to a report by Famitsu, which suggests Capcom's new game is comparing favourably to the popularity of the old portable entries in the series, and also is helping breathe new life into PS4 sales. How exactly does an aspiring hunter capture a large monster?
The resulting net sales were 30,844 million yen (up 8.5% from the same term in the previous year) and operating income was 6,257 million yen (up 328.2% from the same term in the previous year).
What's most interesting, is that Famitsu predicts that over 2 million units have actually been sold if digital downloads are included. As per the recently published news by the Japanese video game magazines, Monster Hunter World sales reached 1.35 million the first three days in Japan.
Monster Hunter World didn't just line up Capcom's coffers, but Sony's too.
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