Today, Capcom released their Financial Results for the 3rd Quarter of the Fiscal Year 2018. The quarter saw Capcom's highest profit in the company's history thanks in part to Mega Man 11. According to the report, not only is Mega Man 11 selling well but Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 continues to thrive thanks to a "strong dedicated fanbase." More details after the jump!
Via Capcom's Investor Relations page:
This quarter, Monster Hunter: World, which caused a sensation in the market in the previous fiscal year, continued to drive results after surpassing 10 million units shipped—a first for any single title in Capcom's history. Also in the core Digital Contents business, in addition to titles such as Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection and Mega Man 11 performing well, high-margin catalog titles showed healthy sales growth. As a result, continuing from second quarter results, Capcom achieved the highest profit levels for the end of a third quarter in company history.
In addition, Mega Man 11 (for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC) and Red Dead Redemption 2 (for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One), a distribution title, reported strong sales, while sales of Onimusha, (for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One), which was released at the end of 2018, were also off to a good start.
Furthermore, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC) performed strongly, while Mega Man X Legacy Collection, Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 (for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC for all three titles) performed well thanks to a dedicated fan base and strong brand capabilities. In addition, high-margin catalog titles steadily increased sales and contributed to improving profitability.
Despite some concerns among fans when Mega Man 11 didn't do extremely well in the Japanese physical market and failed to rank among the Top 30 Nintendo Switch eShop best sellers in Japan, it appears Mega Man 11 has indeed met Capcom's expectations. That's really good news.
In light of this news I think we can look forward to a bright future for the franchise. And the next Mega Man game could be already in pre-production!