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Resident Evil past 91 million units, Street Fighter at 42 million

Published: 16:11, 11 May 2019
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Capcom have filed the financial results for the fiscal year ended on March 31, and the company's got plenty to be proud about, starting with its horror franchise speeding past 91 million sold copies and Street Fighter hitting 42 million.

Of course, Capcom aren't short of novelties, as the company's got quite a few things going on at the moment, what with Street Fighter and Monster Hunter: World's , to name but a few.

When it comes to finances, it seems to show, as Capcom listed how well each franchise has been doing so far, and they're pretty optimistic, quite rightfully so, if we may add.

Resident Evil franchise has reached 91 million units sold so far, which is up from 86 million from the end of December 2018, and quite the figure for something that was once considered a niche horror game following. 

Remaking the legendary Resident Evil 2 has helped quite a bit in this task, and the demo ended up being downloaded more than , which is a good enough indicator of how the real deal fared.

Granted, only 26 per cent of the players ended up completing the actual demo in the given time, but we're not going to pick zombie hairs this time around. 

Street Fighter is quite a bit behind at 42 million units sold, with no significant change since December 2018, although it's well worth noting that the last instalment in the franchise was back in 2016, when Capcom launched Street Fighter V. 

Devil May Cry sales are at 20 million, up from 17 million in December 018, while Dead Rising stands at 13 million, with no significant change from December 2018 onwards. Last but not least is Dragon's Dogma, whose sales also remained more or less the same since December.

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The company's report says Capcom are well set for the future, with "cutting-edge R&D" and equally as good development tools, and they're enthusiastic about expanding the existing lineup of titles.


Monster Hunter World is not coming to Nintendo Switch

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The developers of MHW stated during the shareholder's meeting that the game won't be porting over to Switch. Capcom stated how the game can't be done on Switch and that the current focus is on the release of Monster Hunter World for PC.

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