Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

Capcom plans to make PC the main platform in the next few years

According to Capcom COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto, the companies behind Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, Street Fighter and others are planning to “focus primarily on PC software” in the future.

As reported by VGC, Tsujimoto was talking Nikkei “The success of PC software is” driving global sales, “and” PCs will be the second largest after smartphones, “he said.

“PCs are driving global sales,” Tsujimoto said. “Recently, we announced that we will use PC as the main platform. At this year’s Tokyo Game Show, we are focusing on exhibiting the PC version of Monster Hunter Rise, and I hope you will experience the change in approach.

“Pandemic is changing people’s view of PCs. Smartphones are convenient, but they are not suitable for working from home or school lessons because the screen is small and the touch panel is difficult to operate. PCs are the second largest after smartphones. I think it will be. “

He also revealed that this shift in focus to PCs corresponds to the increase in digital sales of legacy titles such as “Resident Evil 7”.

For now, Tsujimoto says game consoles are still the main platform, but we hope to make them more balanced over the next few years.

“We will expand the business of dedicated game consoles, which has been the mainstream until now, but in the future, personal computers will become the mainstream,” says Tsujimoto. “Next year or next year, we want to equalize the sales ratio of PCs and dedicated consoles,” he said.

To see the success of Capcom’s PC efforts, read the story of how Resident Evil set a franchise record for simultaneous Steam users with over 100,000 players earlier this year.

Capcom’s next big PC release is Monster Hunter Rise on January 13, 2022. This was previously exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.

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Adam Bankhurst is an IGN news writer. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst When Cramps.