Capcom stock prices have hit a year-long high ahead of the launch for Street Fighter 6, following positive buzz around the anticipated title.
According to the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TYO), Capcom stock is currently valued at 5,590 Yen (RM184.64) – the highest it’s been in 52 weeks just a day before the launch of Street Fighter 6.
Looking at the graph, it’s easy to see what normally influences trends- many previous spikes in share prices correlate around major Capcom releases, such as a March spike just two weeks before the release of Resident Evil 4.
However, it’s not just actual game releases that can have an affect on share prices- a spike in November isn’t correlated with any major releases, though it does follow reports of Capcom making a mobile spinoff of Monster Hunter, as well as news about a potential release date for Street Fighter 6.
This week’s spike also follows a very optimistic forecast on Capcom’s investor relations page, which also predicts 140 billion yen in sales in the next fiscal year (April 2023 to March 2024).
It’s no surprise that Street Fighter 6 would have so much control over Capcom’s financial value- Street Fighter V is their 9th highest-selling title, with over 7 million units shipped.
Combined with the announcement of a 2 million dollar prize pool for next year’s Capcom Pro Tour series and positive critical reception, it’s easy to be optimistic that Street Fighter 6’s launch will be huge for the company.