The most significant contributor was the critically applauded Resident Evil 4, which has to date sold over three million units across GameCube and PS2. With a PC version also in the pipeline, the celebrated non-zombie horror has more to offer yet. The Resident Evil franchise as a whole has now shipped a whopping 30 million units worldwide.
As well as crediting the improved Japanese economy, Capcom stated that the success of new formats such as DS, PSP and, bizarrely, Xbox 360 helped to drive end of year sales. It also emphasized that an increased focus on mobile phone games, merchandise and toys is on the boards for the future.