Japanese publisher Capcom has announced record profits for the year ending March 31, 2021 – up 17% YoY.
The surge was helped by catalog sales of Resident Evil titles, Monster Hunter: World, and the Switch-exclusive Monster Hunter: Rise (according to VGC).
Capcom Reports Record Profits In Latest Financial Results
Operating income for the year is up by 51.6%, at 34.6 billion yen ($317 million), and ordinary income is up 52% at 35 billion yen ($321 million).
This is the eighth consecutive year the publisher has seen growth, with Monster Hunter: Rise selling 4 million copies by March 31st.
The company also noted that Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition had "performed well" on current-gen systems.
Capcom is also expecting a big year this year with its net sales forecast to be up 5%. While that's likely to be down to Resident Evil: Village, the publisher will also launch Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin in July.
Capcom also notes that it intends to increase its game output through existing and new IP, like Pragmata.
For more on Resident Evil: Village, check out our review here:
"Resident Evil Village is an essential horror experience that shows off what Capcom is capable of when it doesn’t compromise its vision in any way," we said.
"Resident Evil Village will be held high by Lady Dimitrescu and her peers for years to come, to rest head and shoulders above its genre rivals.'