Capcom reveals the full-year results for its 2011 fiscal year, and what a difference 12 months make. The publisher went from a ¥2.17 million ($23.5 million USD) loss reported back in FY2010 to a sweet ¥7.7 billion ($95 million USD) in profit, a whopping 258 percent change in fortune. Annual revenue leaped 46.2 percent to ¥97.9 billion ($1.2 billion USD).
The record-setting revenues and profit for the publisher can be attributed largely to several hot Capcom properties, making for no less than five titles that were million sellers over the course of its financial year. The Monster Hunter franchise clearly lead the pack by far. In fact, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd accounted for much of the publisher's sales during fiscal year 2011, being its fastest selling game ever at 4.6 million units sold and counting. Monster Hunter Frontier Online didn't do so bad either.
To be sure, titles catered to the "Western" market also proved instrumental in securing Capcom's fortune. Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Dead Rising 2 in particular really paid off for the publisher, each selling 2 million units.
Rounding out the pack of Capcom's best-sellers for FY2011 were Sengoku BASARA: Samurai Heroes for the PS3 and Wii, and Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airu Village for the PSP.