After recording a record annual profit, Capcom has great expectations for the current fiscal year (April 2020 to March 2021). One of its objectives: to sell 28 million games, which would constitute a new record for the Japanese publisher.
To compare with previous fiscal years, Capcom sold 24.4 million games in fiscal 2018 (releases of Monster Hunter World and Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite), 25.3 million on that of 2019 (releases of Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5) and 25.5 million during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020 (release of the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne extension).
To reach this ambitious goal of 28 million games sold between April 2020 and March 2021, the publisher is betting on the promotion of its digital strategy, on games released in previous years which continue to sell well, in particular Monster Hunter World (15 , 5 million copies sold), as well as on the release of "several major titles". The fiscal year started off strongly with the arrival of the Resident Evil 3 remake last month, which has already exceeded 2.5 million sales, but the rest of the program is currently unknown. However, rumors suggest the launch of a Resident Evil 8 in 2021. A remake of Resident Evil 4 is also under construction, but for a release in 2022.
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