Capcom has been pretty good lately when it comes to finances. Game Spot reports that over the three-month period that ended June 30, 2017, company saw an increase in both sales and profit over the same period in 2016. In terms of sales, company made $105 million, 7% rise over 2016’s $98 million. When it comes to operating profit, Capcom made $7.4 million, 13% increase over the $6.5 million from the 2016. Discussing the reasons for the profit increase, company cited reduction of expenses, but also sales of games like Ultra Street Fighter II for the Nintendo Switch, Resident Evil 7, and Monster Hunter XX.
Regarding the Ultra Street Fighter II (released in May, 2017), Capcom sad that the game had “an excellent start,” and proved to be a “smash hit.” The game might have been a hit with the players and brought the company a lot of money, but majority of the reviews were not so reassuring. Although Ultra Street Fighter II was polished and played on the card of nostalgia, it virtually didn’t bring anything out of ordinary. The biggest issue was a huge price tag, and nothing inside of game that could justify it. But, obviously, Capcom recognized that there are people craving for this kind of stuff, and cashed in.