Capcom has shared their fiscal report for Q1 2018 and they consider it their most profitable quarter since they have begun tracking their quarterly result. Monster Hunter World also reached a new milestone with the sales on PS4 and Xbox One hitting 8.3 million. The PC version is also doing great with more than 1 million pre-registrations on WeGame platform in China.
This quarter, Monster Hunter: World (released in the previous fiscal year) maintained its popularity, backed by an expanding base of fans, and achieved cumulative sales of 8.3 million units total; also in the Digital Contents business, which has continued to growth steadily in recent years
In this business, the phenomenal success of Monster Hunter: World (for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) from the previous fiscal year continued, with the title gaining further popularity through the expansion of its user base. In scoring a worldwide smash hit, the series solidified its position as an international brand and strengthened our base of IP (intellectual property)
They also talked about the success of Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection that launched in May along with late ports of the Mega Man Legacy Collection for the Nintendo Switch.
Furthermore, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC), a new title released in markets outside of Japan, performed strongly, while Mega Man Legacy Collection, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 and Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2 for Nintendo Switch also maintained robust sales thanks to a loyal fan base and strong brand capabilities.
The last sales update for Monster Hunter world puts it at 8 million so it seems that Capcom has managed to sell an addition 300k copies since the last update. Monster Hunter World launched on PC in late January and was a smashing success for Capcom, becoming their fastest selling game in company’s history.