Monster Hunter 4 And Ace Attorney 5 Contribute To Capcom Profits

By Ishaan . October 31, 2013 . 11:28am

Resident Evil: Revelations on PC and consoles has sold 1 million copies as of September 30th, Capcom revealed today as part of their financial results for their second quarter.


The 1 million figure is across PC, Wii U, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and includes both retail and download sales of the game. Capcom previously stated that the game had failed to make an impact on its financials, but now say it has more or less met projections. By March 31st, 2014, Capcom hope to sell another 200,000 copies.


Additionally, Capcom say, Japanese sales of Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies have met the company’s projections as well. (Last we checked, the game had sold 340,000 copies at retail in Japan. This was halfway through September.)


Meanwhile, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate has sold 2.2 million copies on Nintendo 3DS worldwide, while Monster Hunter 4 has already blown past its 2.8 million target in Japan, which it was supposed to achieve by March 31st, 2014.


Thanks to Monster Hunter 4’s performance, and a strong performance in Capcom’s pachislot business, the company’s net sales for the first six months of its ongoing fiscal year increased by 16.9% over the previous year, while operating income increased by 15.2%. Capcom’s net income—or bottom line—was up by 20% over the previous year.

  • new_tradition

    I wonder how much they expected Dual Destinies to sell outside Japan…

    • ヴァルラシュ

      Apparently the sales projections were higher than usual for it, no idea how much it’s sold so far but i really hope it’s enough to keep it coming over

      • Zeik56

        Really? That seems weird after making it download only. My impression was that their expectations were lower.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      it top charts in eshop in america.

  • ronin4life

    I need to get back into playing MonHun…
    just… so…many…games…>.>;;;

    • Pockystix

      3DS is on FIYAH

    • Arcana Wiz

      so… little…. money ><

  • RichyGaming

    I really wanna get a 3DS because there’s so many games I want. But godamn it’s too small for my preference :o

    • Suicunesol

      XL is still too small?

      • RichyGaming

        I dunno. I didn’t like holding the regular 3DS, but it’ll probably feel much more comfortable with the XL but my main issue is the size of the buttons, not sure if XL’s got that covered.

        • JMaster3000

          I have preeeeeetty big hands and i’m ok with the buttons on XL. Try a Demo Unit in a shop if you’re skeptic.

        • FlyingPony

          I have both, and I got to say XL is more comfortable, and I notice the XL’s buttons, while same in size as regular 3DS, is more clickable than the rigid 3DS button.

  • Chris Yuen

    Great, now use some of that profits and ask your teams to properly proof read their stuff next time. There are so many wording mistakes etc in the Ace Attorney game that was recently released…

    • Zeik56

      I’ve noticed a few here and there, but it doesn’t seem noticeably worse than other games in the series. (Haven’t come across anything as blatant as “The miracle never happen” yet.) Not that that is an excuse for them not to step up their game.

      • Barrylocke89

        To be fair, half of the reason “The miracle never happen” was so infamous is because it happened at a moment in the game that was otherwise really dramatic.

    • LaserVision

      It’s a series tradition. :)

      • Zoozbuh

        No, it’s really not.. I agree with Chris, there were never THIS many typos and grammatical errors in previous Ace Attorney titles.. I swear I’ve been seeing one every 10 or 20 lines! For a game that is 90% reading, it’s really noticeable I’m afraid :/

        • Gojira Twit

          I don’t know; I’ve noticed way more than just a few in past games. They might have been harder to notice because a lot of them were very common grammatical errors (its/it’s and your/you’re mistakes, essentially), but they were all over the place.

  • Go2hell66

    So capcom finally got some money in the bank? Last i heard they werent doing that great

    • Balalaika

      Last report they made was that they had $125 million in their bank, Rockstar has spent more than that in advertisement for a few games before. Monster hunter 4 really did save their asses even though some don’t want to accept or know how bad a position Crapcom has been for a while now.

    • Barrylocke89

      I imagine Capcom is taking every victory it can get to keep the investors happy. But if Capcom is doing as bad as I recall hearing, it’s going to take more than a few games (even Monster Hunter) hitting marks to get the company where it wants to be.

  • Arcana Wiz

    Well great to capcom, while they do some things that i dont like…i dont want that the company that i loved to play their games in my childhood die cause of a financial crisis.

  • Archeeer

    Good. As much as I hate some of the things Capcom made the past few years… they make a lot of great games. Wouldn’t want to see’em THQing.

  • Lemski07

    I thought its a localization article… they should release monhun4 next yr’s 1st qrtr.

  • Zoozbuh

    I’m really hoping the Ace Attorney sales from the West also live up to their expectations/make a good profit for them… The series desperately needs to do well, Ace Attorney 6 needs to be released here too (eShop, retail, I don’t care!)

  • Aristides

    Good, now Capcom can take a hint. MAKE AWESOME Japanese games and stop making poor western appeal games. Gameplay/story over flashy presentation and mainstreamness, the world has enough shooters.

  • Göran Isacson

    Nice for them to have money in the bank again, only question is how much money it is and what they will do with the profits… and what teachings they will draw from them.

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