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Resident Evil, Monster Hunter Push Capcom to Record Quarterly Sales

Resident Evil Village sales delivered Capcom one of its best-ever quarters.
Resident Evil Village sales delivered Capcom one of its best-ever quarters. / Photo courtesy of Capcom

Capcom announced it hit record highs for net sales and profits in the first financial quarter of 2021 thanks to Resident Evil Village and Monster Hunter Rise, per a press release the company published Thursday.

Over the three months leading up to June 30, Capcom's net sales were up 104.1% compared to the same time last year, from roughly $217 million to around $442 million. Operating income was up 120.4% ($98 million to $215 million) and ordinary income up 125% ($97 million to $218 million). Those numbers add up to Capcom's "highest net sales as well as highest levels of all profit items for a first quarter," per the press release.

Resident Evil Village was a main driver for the success, having sold more than 4.5 million copies. Monster Hunter Rise's continued success, buoyed by frequent new content releases, also exemplified the digital sales growth that has become increasingly important for the company.

"High-margin digital sales grew significantly and drove profitability, with total sales of 13.3 million units far surpassing 9.2 million units during the same period the previous fiscal year," reads the release.