According to Capcom’s COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto, the company behind Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, Street Fighter, and many more is planning to “mainly focus on PC software” in the future.
As reported by VGC, Tsujimoto was speaking to Nikkei and shared that the success of its PC software has been “driving global sales” and that he thinks “PCs will be the next big thing after smartphones.”
“PC is driving global sales,” Tsujimoto said. “We have recently stated that we will make the PC our main platform. At this year’s Tokyo Game Show, we focused on exhibiting the PC version of Monster Hunter Rise, and I think people will be able to experience the change in our approach.
“The pandemic is changing the way people look at PCs. Smartphones are convenient, but their screens are small, and their touch panels are difficult to operate, so they are not suitable for home working or school classes. I think PCs will be the next big thing after smartphones.”
He also revealed that this shift of focus towards PC is in response to the increase in digital sales of legacy titles like Resident Evil 7, which “still sells over one million copies a year.”
For now, Tsujimoto says game consoles are still the leading platform, but in the next couple years, he wants to see it more balanced.
“We will expand our business for dedicated game consoles, which has been the mainstream up to now, but PC will be the mainstream in the future,” Tsujimoto said. “Next year or the year after, we want to equalize the ratio of sales to PCs and dedicated consoles.”
To see the success of Capcom’s PC efforts, you can check out our story about how Resident Evil Village set a franchise record for Steam concurrent users earlier this year with over 100,000 players at a time.
Capcom’s next big PC release will be Monster Hunter Rise on January 13, 2022, which was previously a Nintendo Switch-exclusive.
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