interview with Haruhiro Tsujimoto on Nikkei
(may require registration or subscription) speaks (in Japanese) with
the Capcom COO. According to
the translation on VGC
, this includes word that Capcom plans to make PC its
"main platform" going forward:
“PC is driving global sales,” he 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.”
Tsujimoto went on to suggest that the focus on PC was in reaction to both an
increase in digital sales of legacy titles – “Resident Evil 7 still sells over
one million copies a year,” he said – and a rise in Japanese PC use during the
“The pandemic is changing the way people look at PCs,” he said.
“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.
“The PC can also play high-quality games, so the number of PC users should
increase as understanding of the PC increases.
“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. Next year or
the year after, we want to equalize the ratio of sales to PCs and dedicated