Capcom has shared its financial accounts for Q1 2018, and they consider it their most profitable quarter since they have begun tracking the quarterly results. Monster Hunter World also reached a new milestone with sales of PS4 and Xbox One of 8.3 million. The PC version also works well with more than 1 million pre-registrations on the WeGame platform in China.
This quarter, Monster Hunter: World (released in the previous fiscal year) maintained its popularity, supported by a growing base of fans, achieving a total sales of 8.3 million units in total; Also in the Digital Content business, which has continued to grow 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 has continued, with the aim of gaining further popularity through the expansion of the user base. In a worldwide smash hit, the series strengthened its position as an international brand and strengthened our base of IP (Intellectual Property)
They also talked about the success of the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection that launched in May together with late ports of
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC), a new title released on markets outside of Japan, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 and Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+ 2 for Nintendo Switch also held robust sales thanks to a loyal fan base and strong brand capabilities.
The latest sales update for Monster Hunter World puts it at 8 million, so it seems that Capcom has managed to sell an additional 300k replica since its last update. Monster Hunter World launched on PC at the end of January and was a success for Capcom, and became their fastest selling game in the company's history.