Capcom reports strong third quarter thanks to Resident Evil 6, Dragon's Dogma and Monster Hunter 3 G HD

Capcom credited Resident 6, Dragon's Dogma and Monster Hunter 3 (Tri) HD for its significant increase in profits in the first nine months of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013 in its latest earnings report.

The company's net sales for the nine month period was 72.6 billion yen, up 44.6 percent from the same time last year. Its operating income rose to 9.8 billion yen, up 45.9 percent from the same time last year. Its ordinary income was 10 billion yen, up 72.6 percent, and its net income for the current period was 6.6 billion yen, up 104.9 percent from last year.

Capcom said in a statement that much of the success could be attributed to flagship titles like Resident Evil 6, which surpassed 4.8 million units, Dragon's Dogma and Monster Hunter 3 (Tri) G HD for Wii U, which "enjoyed success in the profitable domestic market." DmC: Devil May Cry shipped one million units in January and is forecast to ship 1.2 million by the end of the fiscal year.

Capcom's social game and Digital Contents business also grew, with the company surpassing 7.2 million social game members. The company's Resident Evil 5 "pachislo machines" also exceeded projected figures and "made a big contribution to sales and earnings."

Despite the company's increase in profits, its earnings forecast remains unchanged from the forecast revision released in December 2012. The earnings forecast was lowered in December due to the sales of Resident Evil 6 weakening after an initial strong period, the the launch of Monster Hunter 4 being pushed into the next fiscal year.

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