Capcom to Release Multiple New Games This Fiscal Year, Aiming for Record Results

Capcom to Release Multiple New Games This Fiscal Year, Aiming for Record Results

But the company hasn't actually announced anything for the current fiscal year yet.

Capcom are betting big this fiscal year. A new projection from the company aims for record sales in the current fiscal year, ending March 2021, by introducing multiple new games.

You can see as much in the detailed graph below from Capcom (as reposted by Daniel Ahmad). Capcom basically wants to set a new record this current fiscal year by shipping over 28 million units of video games worldwide, in all territories. That's over 2 million more than the previous fiscal year, where the company managed to ship 25.5 million units.

Capcom's fiscal year 2021 projections. | via Daniel Ahmad/Twitter

While there's a statement from Capcom at the top of the graph that they'll lean on their back catalog of games to achieve this figure, there's also the "multiple major new titles part." This indicates that Capcom intends to come out strong in the rest of the fiscal year, by releasing several brand new games; games that they haven't even announced at the time of writing.

The big question is: what games does Capcom have planned for the fiscal year? One immediate thought could be a sequel to Monster Hunter World, which launched in 2018 to become Capcom's biggest ever game over the ensuing year. But, as Ahmad notes on Twitter, only 10 million units of the projected 28 million are from new game sales, which would be less than Monster Hunter: World originally sold in 2018. Unless Capcom is projecting a sequel to be less successful than the original (unlikely), we can probably rule out a sequel over the coming 11 months.

We'll have to wait and see what the remainder of the fiscal year holds for Capcom. One thing's for sure though: after Monster Hunter: World, Resident Evil 2 and 3, and Devil May Cry 5, the company is certainly on a high from continued success over the last two years.

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