Capcom Rides Monster Hunter World To Record-Breaking First Quarter

It's clear that Monster Hunter World is still performing admirably for the company. 

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Capcom has been enjoying its most profitable first quarter in the history of the company, thanks in part to the popular adventure game Monster Hunter World. According to Capcom's earnings press release (available to read in full here), the company's overall net sales rose by a whopping 45.6% year over year to 17.2 billion yen, which comes out to around $155 million. Meanwhile, profits increased by 648.6% to around $235.1 million, which rounds out to about 3.9 billion yen. Either way, it's a marked increase and impressive numbers.

Capcom has attributed this positive uptick in sales and numbers overall to its "smash hit" Monster Hunter World. It's sold a staggering 8.3 million units since launching on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 earlier this year in January, with a PC release on the horizon on August 9. The numbers will likely rocket even higher when the new version of the game debuts, adding a ton more players to the potential audience.

According to Capcom, the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection also ended up performing better than the company had expected,  offering a "solid performance" with "healthy sales growth". Capcom is looking to see its net sales and profits exceed 96 billion yen (around $865.2 million) and 12 billion yen ($108.2 million) at the end of the fiscal year, which is currently scheduled to end on March 31, 2019. That's, well, that's a whole lot of money. Think you might be able to share some of it, Capcom?

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    July 30, 2018 3:35 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Capcom Rides Monster Hunter World To Record-Breaking First Quarter

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      July 31, 2018 1:40 AM

      I'm considering picking this up in August, when it hits PC.

      What's the ShackVerdict on it?

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        July 31, 2018 8:19 AM

        Too expensive is what. I'll pick it up once it reaches 50% off.

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        July 31, 2018 8:42 AM

        From playing the console version, its great way to get into MHW if you have not played Monster Hunter before; for experienced MH players, it doesn't quite have the depth we'd like but that's more of a nitpick; it's a great translation of a handheld series to console.

        There have been concerns that the PC port may have a few crashing bugs (from pre-release copies) but Capcom says they are working to fix those. Capcom generally takes good care of its PC ports so this may just be initial hiccups for them, but this is a variable for how this will influence one's reception of the game.