Profits up 257% thanks in large part to more than 4.6 million copies of Monster Hunter Freedom 3.
Electronic Arts: -$276 million. THQ: -$131 million. Capcom? The Japanese publisher/developer bucked the recent trend of FY2011 financial follies, reporting a healthy profit of $95 million on the backs of five million-selling games.
For the fiscal year ending March 31, Capcom reported a record $1.2 billion in revenue and the aforementioned $95 million profit — up a staggering 257% over FY2010. And the company pointed to one title in particular for lifting it out of the red: Monster Hunter Freedom 3.
Dead Rising 2 and Marvel vs Capcom 3 sold more than 2 million copies each, Super Street Fighter IV and Lost Planet 2 more than 1.5 million, and Monster Hunter Freedom 3 did the heavy lifting, selling a PSP record 4.6 million copies, according to Capcom.
The company also touted its growing mobile and online games business, mentioning the success of The Smurfs’ Village and Zombie Cafe as surprisingly popular games.
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