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Old 05-17-2017, 12:57 AM   #1
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Resident Evil 7 Expected To Ship 10 Million Units, Still Has A Lot Of Work To Do

What kind of idiot in Capcom think RE7 could sell 10 million units
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Resident Evil 7 Expected To Ship 10 Million Units, Still Has A Lot Of Work To Do

Capcom says the game's strong reviews and more marketing efforts will help sales grow further.

Resident Evil 7 failed to reach Capcom's initial expectations, shipping 3.5 million copies for the fiscal year ended March 31, below the company's forecast of 4 million. Despite that, the publisher remains optimistic that the game can achieve 10 million in shipments for its lifetime.

The English translation of an investor Q&A session was published today, and in it, Capcom management said Resident Evil 7's 3.5 million shipments represents a "solid start." The company noted that unit sales for the game, and Monster Hunter Double Cross, have seen a "solid start."

Capcom noted that Resident Evil 7 failing to meet the initial sales targets is not the end of the world because the "lifecycle for games is growing longer." Not only that, but digital sales are getting bigger and bigger, and those are higher-margin compared to boxed retail games, which is a plus for Capcom.

Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 each individually sold in the range of 7.5 million to 10 million units, and the expectation is that Resident Evil 7 will get there as well...eventually.

Resident Evil 7's favorable reviews will help it continue to sell, Capcom said, while the company is also planning marketing events and more DLC to help increase sales further.

"This title was received favorably by both fans and the media; further, its unit sales continue to grow even now," Capcom said. "We will work to achieve our unit sales goal this fiscal year by continuing to generate buzz with promotional activities that include events for fans, as well as with downloadable content."

In other news, Capcom has delayed Resident Evil 7's Not A Hero expansion. Two add-on packs, called Banned Footage Volumes 1 and 2, were released earlier this year
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Old 05-17-2017, 01:23 AM   #2
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They keep with this urealistic expectations. Resident Evil 5 and 6 sold really well (way more than they deserved) and they were dissapointed by those numbers it is laughable.
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Old 05-17-2017, 03:00 AM   #3
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I suspect that it has 'shipped' way over 4 million once you count online sales.

Though I AM glad that Capcom is acknowledging that games have a lifespan beyond the first week. Weather or not they are being disingenuous about that is to be seen...but I always hate it when you can blatantly tell that a publisher has little to no intent on adequately financially supporting its lifespan. That's when you see games get no refinement, no patches, tons of day one DLC...and then they run like complete ass.

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The Last of Us Part 2, RE2 Remake, The Last Night

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