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In an Odd Twist, Capcom Shares Drop Precipitously After PC Release Announcement

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The Financial Times (subscription only - see link below) is reporting that Capcom's shares dropped nearly 13% on the same day that the company announced the PC release date for Monster Hunter World. The drop came after Bank of America Merrill Lynch downgraded Capcom's stock rating to "underperforming". The company cited "significant risk of sales decline" for Monster Hunter World just a month ahead of the Steam release.

Analysts appear to be concerned about the game's long term viability and "whether or not it can keep up the dizzying pace it reached earlier in the year" after the console release.

"Although cumulative sales volume is growing steadily, we get the impression the popularity of Monster Hunter is dying down sixth months after its release," the report stated. 

After the January 26th release, MHW sold nearly 8M copies worldwide. Since that time, however, the overall sales numbers have declined. 

Via Variety


Suzie Ford

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