Capcom have released their financial results for the past year, which have shown numerous success, including the “social phenomenon” that is Monster Hunter 4.
Elsewhere praise is heaped on Resident Evil Revelations HD, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies and Ducktales Remastered. The highlighted sales figures included Monster Hunter 4 which managed 4,000,000 – an impressive number considering it was only released on one platform. Resident Evil Revelations HD also managed to sell 1,100,000, but this was spread across four platforms.
In the Digital Contents business, in addition to the feature title “Monster Hunter 4″ (for Nintendo 3DS) being supported by overwhelming popularity, as mentioned above, and creating a huge buzz even comparable to a sort of social phenomenon, “Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen” (for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360) also steadily increased sales.
Furthermore, projected sales were basically achieved for not only “Dead Rising 3″ (for Xbox One) that has been geared toward the European and North American markets, “Resident Evil Revelations” (for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC), but also “Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies” (for Nintendo 3DS).
Furthermore, the downloadable versions, which respond to changes in forms of distribution, contributed to expansion of sales by growing significantly both overseas and domestically in line with the progress in diversification of business models, including the better-than-expected performance of “DuckTales: Remastered” for overseas markets in addition to the aforementioned “Monster Hunter 4″ showing strong sales.
Capcom recently announced that Monster Hunter 4 is going to be released as Monster Hunter 4U in the west early 2015, and also rereleased in Japan as Monster Hunter 4G at the end of this year.