According to the translation report of Japanese media, Capcom’s chief operating officer stated that the company hopes to use PC as the main platform for games NikkeiAnd reiterate Bloomberg Reporter Mochizuki Takashi.
Capcom also plans to achieve 50% of sales on PCs and 50% of sales on gaming consoles by 2022 or 2023. Chief Operating Officer Haruhiro Tsujimoto made a comment to the Nikkei at this week’s Tokyo Game Show.
Capcom also announced this week, Monster Hunter RisePreviously exclusive to Nintendo Switch, it will land on PC in January 2022. Although some of Capcom’s games landed on the PC after the console was released, such as Monster Hunter World Eight extra months In 2018, many of its latest versions, such as Resident Evil Village and Devil May Cry 5, have been launched on all platforms simultaneously.
The record sales figures may play a role in Capcom’s decision to increase its focus on PCs. The Resident Evil series became Capcom’s first lifetime sales of more than 100 million.According to Capcom Investor Relations Portal, Monster Hunter World has sold 17.3 million copies, Resident Evil 7 has sold 9.8 million copies, and Monster Hunter World: Icefield has sold 8.2 million copies. These are cross-platform numbers, but PC sales definitely played an important role-Leaked data Earlier this year, “World” sold better on Western PCs than on PlayStation.
Capcom’s nearest financial reportBeginning in July 2021, the publisher achieved sales of 95.3 billion yen (859.6 million US dollars), an increase of 16.8% year-on-year. Capcom’s arcade sales were affected during the pandemic, falling 18.4% (to $183 million), and operating income fell 87.7% (to $1.4 million). However, Capcom’s video game division made up for this, with net sales increasing by 25.6% (to US$691.3 million) and operating income by 53.1% (to US$340.2 million).