In accordance with Capcom’s COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto, the corporate behind Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, Road Fighter, and lots of extra is planning to “primarily concentrate on PC software program” sooner or later.
As reported by VGC, Tsujimoto was talking to Nikkei and shared that the success of its PC software program has been “driving international gross sales” and that he thinks “PCs would be the subsequent large factor after smartphones.”
“PC is driving international gross sales,” Tsujimoto mentioned. “We’ve lately said that we are going to make the PC our important platform. At this 12 months’s Tokyo Sport Present, we targeted on exhibiting the PC model of Monster Hunter Rise, and I feel individuals will be capable of expertise the change in our method.
“The pandemic is altering the best way individuals take a look at PCs. Smartphones are handy, however their screens are small, and their contact panels are troublesome to function, so they don’t seem to be appropriate for house working or faculty lessons. I feel PCs would be the subsequent large factor after smartphones.”
He additionally revealed that this shift of focus in direction of PC is in response to the rise in digital gross sales of legacy titles like Resident Evil 7, which “nonetheless sells over a million copies a 12 months.”
For now, Tsujimoto says recreation consoles are nonetheless the main platform, however within the subsequent couple years, he needs to see it extra balanced.
“We’ll develop our enterprise for devoted recreation consoles, which has been the mainstream to date, however PC would be the mainstream sooner or later,” Tsujimoto mentioned. “Subsequent 12 months or the 12 months after, we wish to equalize the ratio of gross sales to PCs and devoted consoles.”
To see the success of Capcom’s PC efforts, you may try our story about how Resident Evil Village set a franchise record for Steam concurrent users earlier this year with over 100,000 gamers at a time.
Capcom’s next big PC release will be Monster Hunter Rise on January 13, 2022, which was beforehand a Nintendo Swap-exclusive.
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