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Capcom Is Planning on Making PC Its Main Platform in the Coming Years

According to Capcom’s COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto, the firm behind Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, Street Fighter, and plenty of extra is planning to “primarily focus on PC software program” in the future.

As reported by VGC, Tsujimoto was talking to Nikkei and shared that the success of its PC software program has been “driving world gross sales” and that he thinks “PCs can be the subsequent massive factor after smartphones.”

“PC is driving world gross sales,” Tsujimoto mentioned. “We have lately said that we’ll make the PC our foremost platform. At this 12 months’s Tokyo Game Show, we targeted on exhibiting the PC model of Monster Hunter Rise, and I feel individuals will be capable of expertise the change in our strategy.

“The pandemic is altering the approach individuals take a look at PCs. Smartphones are handy, however their screens are small, and their contact panels are troublesome to function, so they don’t seem to be appropriate for dwelling working or college courses. I feel PCs can be the subsequent massive factor after smartphones.”

He additionally revealed that this shift of focus in direction of PC is in response to the improve in digital gross sales of legacy titles like Resident Evil 7, which “nonetheless sells over a million copies a 12 months.”

For now, Tsujimoto says recreation consoles are nonetheless the main platform, however in the subsequent couple years, he needs to see it extra balanced.

“We will develop our enterprise for devoted recreation consoles, which has been the mainstream to this point, however PC can be the mainstream in the future,” Tsujimoto mentioned. “Next 12 months or the 12 months after, we wish to equalize the ratio of gross sales to PCs and devoted consoles.”

To see the success of Capcom’s PC efforts, you’ll be able to try our story about how Resident Evil Village set a franchise record for Steam concurrent users earlier this year with over 100,000 gamers at a time.

Capcom’s next big PC release will be Monster Hunter Rise on January 13, 2022, which was beforehand a Nintendo Switch-exclusive.

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Adam Bankhurst is a information author for IGN. You can observe him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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