Street Fighter 30th Anniversary digital sales outperformed expectations which contributed to Capcom's most profitable first quarter in company history

Monster Hunter sales jump to 8.3 million while the Mega Man Legacy Collection titles for the Switch maintain robust sales thanks to loyal fan base

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • July 31, 2018 at 7:37 a.m. PDT

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection was released on May 29, 2018. In a recent press release concerning Capcom's first quarter of its 2018 fiscal year, Capcom revealed that digital sales of the fighting game collection outperformed expectations.

"In the Digital Contents business, which has continued to growth steadily in recent years, the new Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection gave a solid performance, outperforming expectations," said the report. "Further, in addition to healthy sales growth of high-margin catalog titles, the Digital Contents business drove earnings, resulting in the highest operating income for a first quarter in company history."

This is particularly impressive since it only accounts for international sales. The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection was delayed until Fall 2018 for Japan.

While the values of said expectations and actual sales of the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection were not provided, it was revealed that Capcom's net sales were up by 46.5% and operating income was up by 550.8%, year-over-year.

In addition to strong sales of the Street Fighter collection, this performance was also in thanks to continued sales of Monster Hunter: World — released in the previous fiscal year — and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 and Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2 for Nintendo Switch maintaining "robust sales thanks to a loyal fan base and strong brand capabilities."

As of March 31, 2018 — the end of Capcom's 2017 fiscal year — Monster Hunter: World had become Capcom's most sold title thanks to its 7.9 million sales. This number has apparently jumped to 8.3 million by the end of Capcom's first quarter of its 2018 fiscal year.

Since Capcom's IR was last updated as of March 31, 2018, we are unable to see the exact number of sales for Street Fighter's Anniversary Collection. When that does eventually happen, we'll be sure to provide an update on the collection's exact amount of success.

Interestingly enough, there was absolutely no mention of Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition in the press release. I'm sure no one is surprised to hear this, but Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite was also completely absent from the report — of course, this isn't too unusual as they were released in the previous fiscal year.

Sent in by: Xykes.

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