Capcom Enjoys Record Year as Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Posts Strong Switch Sales

Capcom Enjoys Record Year as Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Posts Strong Switch Sales

Monster Hunter continues to dominate.

Monster Hunter: World drove Capcom's operating income to record highs according to the latest financial reports filed by the Japanese company. Capcom posted the highest operating income at the end of a second quarter in company history.

Capcom posted its financial results for its second quarter, or the six months ending on September 30, 2018. Net sales increased to 42,327 million yen (up 28.5 percent year-over-year) while operating income grew to 10,508 million yen (up 110.1 percent year-over-year).

Once again Monster Hunter: World was a big driver in profits, becoming the first single title in Capcom's entire history to surpass 10 million units. However, the Monster Hunter brand as a whole is more popular than ever as Capcom highlighted strong Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate sales in markets outside of Japan. A sign that Capcom's beloved Japanese multiplayer series is gaining prominence abroad.

It wasn't all three-digit growths however. Capcom recently closed down its Capcom Vancouver studio which was supposedly working on, amongst other things, a new Dead Rising game. Whatever projects Capcom Vancouver was working on has been moved over to Capcom Japan according to the company.

Monster Hunter: World meanwhile is enjoying a recent release on PC, though players are still struggling with a lack of new content in recent months. However, Capcom announced that the Kulve Taroth Siege will be coming to PC on November 2.

For more on Monster Hunter check out our Monster Hunter: World guide for a proper breakdown of Capcom's most successful game to-date.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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