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Capcom posts record Q1 profits thanks to Resident Evil Village, Monster Hunter Rise and digital sales

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Capcom reported record first quarter profits in their Q1 2021 press conference on Thursday; in addition to the release of flagship titles Resident Evil Village and Monster Hunter Rise, Capcom cited its “continued pursuit of digital sales growth” as attributing factors to their notable success.

Net sales for Capcom grew 104.1% to $440 million, operating income increased 120.4% to $214.8 million and net income climbed 121.9% to $157.5 million.

“This quarter, Capcom’s core Digital Contents business drove business results through its continued pursuit of digital sales growth, including with a major new release in its flagship series Resident Evil Village and sales of catalog titles such as Monster Hunter Rise,” the company said in a press conference divulging their Q1 2021 financial results.

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Capcom revealed from a livestream at E3 2021 that they had already begun work on Resident Evil Village DLC content, as well as the fact that Resident Evil Village had “shipped over 4 million units worldwide,” including both physical and digital copies in its first 20 days of availability, meaning the latest installment in the franchise sold faster than the previous three major Resident Evil releases.

As of this writing, Resident Evil Village has reportedly shipped 4.5 million copies, per Capcom’s report. Monster Hunter Village has shipped over 7 million copies.

What do you think of the fact that Capcom recorded recorded profits in the first quarter of the fiscal year 2021? Sound off in the comments.

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