Capcom has announced a record profit during the fiscal year which ended on 31 March 2021. According to the report, the company’s core digital contents business drove profitability with growth in sales of major new titles and titles in addition to greater digital distribution.
For the year ended March 31, 2021, consolidated net sales were 95,308 million yen (up 16.8 percent from the previous fiscal year), operating income was 34,596 million yen (up 51.6 percent from the previous fiscal year), ordinary income was 34,845 million yen (up 51.8 percent from the previous fiscal year), and net income attributable to the owners of the parent was 24,923 million yen (up 56.3 percent from the previous fiscal year). Operating income grew for the eighth consecutive year.
This was all thanks to the new series title Monster Hunter Rise (for Nintendo Switch), which delivered strong sales of
over 5 million units worldwide to date following its release in March 2021 while Resident Evil 3 Remake (for PS4, Xbox One and PC) also saw favourable growth, reaching 3.9 million units shipped.
Meanwhile, high-margin catalog titles demonstrated their long product lives and drove up profits, including the continued growth of Monster Hunter World Iceborne (for PS4, Xbox One and PC), which was released in the previous fiscal
year, and Resident Evil 2 Remake (for PS4, Xbox One and PC), released prior to the previous fiscal year. Further,
Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (for PS5, Xbox Series X|S) also performed well on next-generation platforms.
In Mobile Contents, in addition to the launch of Rockman X Dive (for Android, iOS) in Japan, licensing revenue
from the alliance title Street Fighter Duel (for Android, iOS) in China contributed to profits. The resulting net sales were 75,300 million yen (up 25.6 percent from the previous fiscal year) and operating income was 37,002 million yen (up 53.1 percent from the previous fiscal year).