Today Capcom announced its financial results for the fiscal quarter between April 1, 2023, and June 30, 2023, and they're extremely strong.
According to the announcement, sales were 43,858 million yen (up 73.8 % year-on-year), while operating income was 24,047 million yen (up 99.4 % year-on-year).
The Digital Contents business, which includes games, recorded 37,875 million yen in net sales (up 90.7% year-on-year) and 24,679 million yen (up 96.8% year-on-year) in operating income.
13.5 million units of home video game software were shipped during the quarter, well above the the 11.7 million shipped during the same period last year.
These results were driven by Street Fighter 6, which shipped 1.97 million units during the quarter, wich Capcom defines a "strong start." The game "contributed significantly to earnings." It's worth mentioning that since the quarter ended on June 30, we already know that the game has passed 2 million units shipped after that date.
MegaMan Battle Network Legacy Collection Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 shipped 1.32 million units, proving "steady popularity" according to the publisher.
Among games released during the previous fiscal year Resident Evil 4 also significantly contributed to sales growth and has reached 4.95 million units shipped by the end of the quarter. Again, this figure is up to June 30, and in the meanwhile, the game has already passed 5 million units.
Catalog sales were 9.8 million units, exceeding the 9 million units shipped in Q1 during the previous fiscal year.
As a result, the popular publisher is on track to achieve 11 consecutive years of full-year operating profit growth, which certainly wouldn't be an achievement to scoff at.
If you'd like to compare the results with historical data, you can check out our article dedicated to the previous fiscal year's financial results following Capcom's announcement in May,