Monster Hunter Generations hits 4.1 million sold

Capcom Co., Ltd. today announced that net sales decreased to 28,676 million yen in its consolidated business results for the first six months of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 (down 9.4% from the same period in the previous year). As for profits, operating income was 1,715 million yen (down 39.7% from the previous year), and ordinary income was 514 million yen (down 82.2% from the previous year). Net income attributable to owners of the parent decreased to 405 million yen (down 79.2% from the previous year).

During this six-month period, Monster Hunter Generations and re-releases of popular titles from Resident Evil franchise reported solid sales overseas in the Digital Contents business. As the launch of the major titles will be concentrated in the second half of the year, the majority of titles released during this period were minor or catalog titles.

As a result, consolidated net sales were 28,676 million yen, operating income was 1,715 million yen. The Company also recorded an ordinary income of 514 million yen due to foreign exchange losses of 1,167 million yen caused by the rapidly rising yen and a net income attributable to owners of the parent of 405 million yen.

Forecast for the consolidated results for the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 remains the same as what was projected at the financial results announcement on May 9, 2016. This is due to focusing on the releases of major titles such as Resident Evil 7 biohazard and Dead Rising 4 in the Digital Content Business, as well as the major pachislo machine Monster Hunter Kyoryu Sensen.

Full report here

Dungeon Hearts DX - file size

Dungeon Hearts DX is set for release on Nov. 10th, 2016.

Collectible Badge Center - badge update for Oct. 27th, 2016

- 7 panels of new Super Mario Maker badges
- 5 of new Pokémon related badges
- 2 free play

Runbow not getting anymore DLC after Shantae content, future of the brand discussed

A portion of a HardcoreGamer interview with 13AM Games...

HCG: Are there any plans for additional DLC following the release of the Deluxe edition?

13AM: With the upcoming release of Shantae and Runbow’s final online patch, Runbow is DLC complete. But the benefit of the Deluxe edition is that all of the DLC released to date is available on disc right out of the box. No downloading, no waiting, just popping on all those sweet costumes and getting right in to the game!

HCG: Can you see this title turning into a different genre of game; sports, rpg, card game, etc.? What do you envision for the Runbow game in the future?

13AM: We are still figuring out where we are going to take this IP next. There’s a lot that can be done and we love all different types of games. We’ve had fans requests RPGs and Fighting Games in the Runbow family, but the flip side is that it might be nice to work on something else for a bit. I know it’s not much of a concrete answer, but the truth is we are still figuring it out!

Monster Hunter XX - site open, screens and art

Check out the official site here and more screens and art here

NES Classic Edition - Ghosts ‘n Goblins footage

RUMOR - Switch won't support USB hard drives, can't charge while using kickstand

These rumors once again come from LetsPlayVideoGames and their sources close to Nintendo...

- hardware model shown in the reveal featured a USB-C port for power
- this port will be able to be used to charge the handheld while away from the Switch Dock
- position of the USB-C port means you will not be able to charge it while the system is propped up on its kickstand
- the Switch's lackluster battery is being made up for with the ability to quickly charge
- Nintendo doesn’t have any plans to support USB Hard Drives
- allowing consumers to attach external drives to the Dock will cause players to see the system as less inherently portable

Megami Meguri - Goddess jobs detailed

■ Take on “Goddess Jobs” During Your Journey

Jobs are presented on wooden plaques, and a job will be complete by fulfilling its request. You’ll receive rewards such as stat boosts for completing jobs. You should try to take on these jobs as often as possible along the way to taking your Divinity Exams in order to further grow Tsukumo.

(1) Amaterasu Selects a Wooden Plaque at Random

Amaterasu will select one among the many wooden plaques containing the requests of the people at random. You can cancel a job at any time.

(2) The Objective is Written on the Wooden Plaque

You’ll need to go to various places in order to complete the objectives of the jobs written on the wooden plaques. You may be able to more efficiently advance if you choose a job close to where a Divinity Exam is held.

(3) If You Achieve the Objective, the Job is a Success

Jobs will be completed by achieving their objectives, such as “go to the designated station,” and a reward will be granted.

■ Golden Wooden Plaques

When Tsukumo grows to a certain extent, she’ll receive a “Golden Wooden Plaque” job from Amaterasu. Since this job is intended to test how much Tsukumo has grown, its completion is required before taking a Divinity Exam.