Capcom FY2011 results: 5 million-sellers

But mysteriously no SSFIV 3DS results.

The money-year is up for Capcom and the numbers are in. They're positive - very.

Sales were up 46 per cent on the year prior, amounting to a 258 per cent profit-leap to 7.8 billion yen (£59 million / $96 million).

PSP game Monster Hunter Freedom 3 "played the lead role in improving Capcom's business performance" with an enormous 4.6 million copies shipped in Japan alone. Capcom called it the "fastest selling" game in "PSP history".

PS3 and Xbox 360 newcomers Dead Rising 2 and Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds both sold more than 2 million copies (DR 2.2 million, MVC3 2 million).

Super Street Fighter IV (released at the beginning of Capcom's financial year) battled its way to a modest 1.6 million sales.

Lost Planet 2 managed 1.5 million sales.

"The result was a history-making milestone of five million-seller titles in total," said Capcom.

But where are the numbers for Super Street Fighter IV 3DS? They're nowhere to be seen on the money report.

In April, Capcom announced that more than 1 million copies of the new handheld game had been shipped around the world. Perhaps they didn't all sell. Super Street Fighter IV 3DS was released on 26th February in Japan, 25th March in Europe and 27th March in the US.

Capcom's financial year ended on 31st March 2011.

The veteran developer and publisher expects a less impressive take for the year ahead. Does that mean there's no Monster Hunter on the horizon for NGP launch?

Earlier this year, Capcom announced its biggest project ever, Dragon's Dogma, for release in 2012. Development of the game is lead by the producer and director of Devil May Cry 4.

Dragon's Dogma is an open world fantasy game about a hero who is given quests by a mysterious dragon. A special grab ability allows your hero to latch on to and climb huge monsters.

Wesley Yin-Poole took a much closer look at Capcom's exciting new game.

Capcom's New Hope: Dragon's Dogma.

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