Capcom Chief Operating Officer Haruhiro Tsujimoto said the publisher intends to make PC their main platform moving forward. Tsujimoto made the comments to Nikkei and said PC platform is "driving global sales."
"We will expand our business for dedicated game consoles, which has been the mainstream up to now, but PC will be the mainstream in the future," Tsujimoto said. "Next year or the year after, we want to equalize the ratio of sales to PCs and dedicated consoles.”
He also pointed out that PC gaming is becoming more convenient than mobile gaming, citing the size of both devices' screens as the main difference.
The pandemic is changing the way people look at PCs. Smartphones are convenient, but their screens are small, and their touch panels are difficult to operate, so they are not suitable for home working or school classes. I think PCs will be the next big thing after smartphones.
Capcom Could Make PC Their 'Main Platform' Moving Forward
Capcom's own recent successes on PC might explain the new change in direction. Resident Evil Village set a franchise record for the highest number of concurrent players on Steam after it launched in May 2021, and the PC port of Monster Hunter World is the second-highest selling version of the game.
Meanwhile, Monster Hunter fans on PC are getting Monster Hunter Rise in January 2022, complete with all existing DLC, including collaboration costumes and more. Rise's first major expansion, Sunbreak, is set to release sometime later that summer.