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Capcom's latest financial report says Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection performed well in 2018, makes no direct mention of Street Fighter 5

Though we can look forward to more eSports ventures featuring Street Fighter 5 this year

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • February 4, 2019 at 8:05 a.m. PST • Comments: 56

Capcom reports strong performances from titles such as Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, Mega Man 11, and Monster Hunter World in their latest financial report.

Detailing sales information from the nine month period ending December 31, 2018, the company announced an increase in its net sales to 61,270 million yen (about 557 million USD) across its overall business results (up 28.3% year-over-year).

As one might expect, Monster Hunter World continued to thrive after its incredible performance in the previous fiscal year. Capcom reports that this title has surpassed 10 million units shipped, which is a first for any single title in the company's history.

In its digital market, Capcom cites Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection and Mega Man 11 as strong performers in the latter half of 2018. Coupled with the growth of "high-margin catalog titles," Capcom saw its highest profit levels for the end of a third quarter in the company's history.

Back in July 2018, Capcom stated that Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection "outperformed expectations." Its solid performance was even more impressive when considering the fact that the game was not yet available in Japan at the time and had only been out for about two months.

Interestingly enough, Capcom's mainstay fighting title, Street Fighter 5, gets no direct mention in this latest financial report.

The company talks of its recent Pachinko machine launches — which includes Biohazard into the Panic and Street Fighter 5 — and things don't seem as bright in this department.

"In the Pachinko & Pachislo sub-segment, the Company launched Biohazard into the Panic, Street Fighter 5 and other products in a shrinking market environment, and sales struggled due to the downturn in consumer confidence and dampening investments by the Pachinko/Pachislo hall operators," the report says.

In terms of outlook for 2019, Capcom is bolstering its eSports ventures with the Street Fighter League running from February through March in Japan, and the recently announced Street Fighter Pro League — a 3v3 team competition set to kick off this April in the U.S.

Capcom is also "considering various possibilities for eSports, including holding regional league tournaments," which could mean we might see even more competitions sprout up this year. Of course, all of this runs alongside Capcom's major tournament circuit, the Capcom Pro Tour, which just saw its schedule and details for this year released.

Obviously, each of these eSports endeavors features Street Fighter 5 as their main game. However, in terms of how the game itself and/or its DLC is performing, this financial report doesn't appear to say.

Source — Capcom IR.

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