Capcom just lately revealed a press launch that includes gross sales figures for Q1 of the present fiscal 12 months, saying that it has made file gross sales regardless of the comparatively poor efficiency of Resident Evil 3.
The press release is predicated on the primary quarter of the fiscal 12 months ending March 31, 2021, that means that it pertains to the three months between the tip of the final fiscal 12 months (March 31, 2020) and the tip of the primary quarter for this 12 months (June 30, 2020).
“Net sales and all profit items hit record levels for a first quarter, driven by major new title release and digital sales growth,” reads the press launch. For context, internet gross sales for the primary quarter of the 2020 fiscal 12 months as of June 30, 2019 have been 17.9 million yen. One 12 months later, that determine has skyrocketed to 23.7 million yen, indicating a whopping 32.2% enhance.
Despite making file gross sales, nonetheless, arcade operations alone have been down 56.3%.
“In this business, stores were forced to close temporarily due to the impact of COVID-19,” reads the press launch. “Although they subsequently resumed operation, their performance did not recover to normal levels, and they posted a significant decrease in both sales and profits.”
As a consequence, gross sales have been primarily pushed by digital contents, which went up from simply shy of 14 million yen to 21.5 million yen, marking an enormous 53.7% enhance. This comes as no shock provided that roughly 80% of Capcom’s game sales are digital.
Capcom says this was helped by the truth that Resident Evil 3 “deliver[ed] solid sales,” however it’s essential to notice that Resident Evil Three paled compared to Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 7.
Resident Evil Three offered roughly 2.7 million copies in three months, however Resident Evil 7 shipped 3.5 million in simply 5 weeks, whereas Resident Evil 2 offered 4.2 million copies in the identical time window. However, these games launched in January of 2017 and 2019, respectively, that means that gross sales have been tied to This autumn of the related fiscal years versus Resident Evil 3, which launched in April of this 12 months, i.e. Q1 of the fiscal 12 months ending March 31, 2020.
The press launch additionally mentions that Monster Hunter: Iceborne performed a big function in reaching file gross sales figures for Q1.
In associated information, it appears like we’re getting a new Resident Evil Village trailer later this month.