It looks like Capcom’s proactive approach to PC gaming has been paying off with the company seeing a dramatic increase in sales on Steam, as reported by gamebiz.
During the company’s last fiscal year which ended in March of 2022, Capcom saw sales via Steam increase by 62.5% over the previous year to a tune of 17.2 billion yen (roughly $126 million). This accounted for 15.6% of the company’s overall sales.
In recent years, Capcom has been very active in putting their games on PC (Steam), starting with new and old titles in the Resident Evil series, along with other popular IP like Devil May Cry, Monster Hunter, and Street Fighter. The games have gone on to receive high player counts and generally favorable user reviews on the platform. According to Capcom financial briefing materials (PDF link), the company has 353 titles selling in 237 countries and regions which are contributing to stable earnings.
The company is currently developing new titles like Exoprimal, Resident Evil 4 Remake, and Street Fighter 6. They are also just about to release Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. In addition to the console versions of these games, they are also scheduled to release on Steam. It’s not rare to see Japanese developers release games on PC these days, but Capcom’s approach to the PC market has certainly stood out.