Capcom has revealed that impressive digital sales of Resident Evil 3 remake and pre-orders for Monster Hunter Rise has prompted its shareholders to expected nearly 20% more operating income for the current fiscal year.
Speaking on Thursday, the Resident Evil developer said that it was revising its forecast for the year ending March 31, 2021, with net sales targeting $889 million – up 8.2% – while net income has been bumped 16.7% to $203 million.
We have seen a solid performance by new title Resident Evil 3, along with continued growth in high-margin catalog titles with long sales cycles, such as Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, which was released in the previous fiscal year.
Additionally, orders for Monster Hunter Rise, a major new title scheduled for release in March of this year, are off to a promising start. Altogether, this has led us to expect this business to outperform our plan.
Capcom will be hosting its Resident Evil 25th Anniversary showcase today, where we will be receiving new details on the upcoming Resident Evil Village among other things.
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