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Monster Hunter Explore's continued popularity pushes Capcom's mobile revenues to $31.2 million

Monster Hunter Explore's continued popularity pushes Capcom's mobile revenues to $31.2 million

Capcom has released its financials for its Q3 FY17 for the nine months ending December 31st 2017.

The company posted overall revenues of $438.3 million for the period, down 10.8% year-on-year. However, profits grew by 60.7% to $40.8 million during the period.

Its Digital Contents segment, which includes its mobile games, saw revenues grow 8.5% to $283.1 million. Operating income for the segment shot up to $57.4 million, up 328.2% year-on-year.

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Net revenue for its mobile games came to $31.2 million for the period. Capcom pointed to Monster Hunter Explore's remaining "steadily popular" as the key driver of revenues, along with the developer's licensing revenue.

Capcom launched its latest game Puzzle Fighter in the period but did not mention anything else about the release in its financials. The game is currently lingering in the top 2000 overall grossing charts on iPhone in the US, having peaked at 124th on January 13th 2018.

The company is still attempting to make a "breakthrough" in its mobile games through business reforms and "alliance strategies". In September 2017 it merged its Capcom Mobile subsidiary into the main business to reduce costs.


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