From Capcom’s latest financial report, an interesting data emerges with respect to retail games distributed in the course of fiscal year 2021, the data highlight a significant gap between physical sales on Xbox and on PlayStation and Nintendo platforms.
Specifically, during the fiscal year 2021 (which ended on March 31 last), the Osaka house distributed 400,000 physical games on Xbox consoles against 2.75 million units sold on PS4 and PS5 and 3.65 million on Nintendo Switch. An important difference in strictly numerical terms with Nintendo Switch which confirms itself as the reference platform for Capcom’s retail market with PlayStation following and Xbox in last position.
It must be said, however, that Xbox consumers are now used to enjoying video games via Game Pass and this is even more true on the Xbox Series S, a console that does not even have an optical player. Many other publishers record reduced physical sales on Xbox compared to other platforms and in addition to the explosion of the digital market there is precisely the Game Pass factor that pushes a large part of users to subscribe to the service and then no longer buy games in format. retail.
Meanwhile, Capcom has updated the million-seller list with Monster Hunter World firmly in first place and Resident Evil 7 Biohazard following in second place.