The runaway hit that is Monster Hunter: World continues to impress, driving a quarter of record profits for the storied developer and publisher Capcom.
In an earnings report released by Capcom on Oct. 29, the company revealed that in addition to Monster Hunter World surpassing 10 million units sold, the online action adventure title drove Capcom’s profits to much higher values than they’ve ever seen for a second quarter report. Net sales were up 28.5 percent for a total of 43.3 million yen and their operating income doubled to 110.1 percent, or 10.5 million yen, as compared to the first half of the year.
“[T]he Monster Hunter series served as the driving force in improving the Company’s business performance, with feature title Monster Hunter: World (for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One), which contributed to growth of the Company in the previous fiscal year, not only gaining further popularity through the expansion of its user base but also boosting profits through the strong performance of the Steam version for PC that was released in August,” the report read.
Capcom also noted that titles like Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection and the Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 both performed well in Japan and overseas, with the latter enjoying strong support from its existing fan base.
Originally released Jan. 26, Monster Hunter: World has continued to break records since its release. Shortly after its launch, it became the fastest selling entry in the series ever with five million units shipped worldwide in its first three days. This in turn helped Capcom’s stock values to increase to their highest value since 2001. Since then, the game has continued to see strong support from fans and new content delivered by Capcom, with new skins and special events like a crossover with Final Fantasy XIV.
Monster Hunter: World is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. For more on the game, check out our review.