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Old 10-20-2017, 12:16 PM   #1
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Resident Evil 7 Ships 4 Million Copies, Still Well Below Expectations

These greedy Capcom account managers / bosses need to be expelled from the company, games don't often sell 10 million copies, not even AAA titles.

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That's up from 3.5 million but still well below the longer-term expectations.


Resident Evil 7 has now shipped at least 4 million copies, according to a graphic on the horror game's website spotted by PC Gamer. That is a big number, but it is below Capcom's expectations.

Capcom said back in May that Resident Evil 7 shipped 3.5 million units, representing a "solid start" for the game, but below the company's forecast of 4 million shipped by March 31. Over its lifetime, Capcom is predicting that Resident Evil 7 will ship 10 million copies. So it still has a good amount of work to do to get there.

Back in May, Capcom said Resident Evil 7 failing to meet the initial sales targets is not necessarily such a bad thing because the "lifecycle for games is growing longer." Not only that, but digital sales are growing, and those are higher-margin compared to boxed retail games, which is a plus for Capcom.

Additionally, 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 at the time. "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."

Next up for Resident Evil 7 is the free Not A Hero DLC, which adds Chris Redfield and launches on December 12. Also due out that day is the End of Zoe expansion, which features a "mysterious outdoorsman named Joe who lives along the bank of the marshes." This expansion costs $15.

Newcomers to the game can pick up Resident Evil 7: Gold Edition, which launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on December 12. This includes End of Zoe and the previous two premium DLC packs, Banned Footage Volume 1 and 2.

Alternatively, newcomers to the game can pick up Resident Evil 7: Gold Edition, which launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on December 12. This includes End of Zoe and the previous two premium DLC packs, Banned Footage Volume 1 and 2. Not a Hero was intended to be out earlier this year, but it ended up delayed because Capcom "concluded that this DLC was not good enough to meet those high expectations" following the acclaimed launch of the base game.


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Old 10-20-2017, 08:34 PM   #2
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They keep up with this unrealistic expectations. What a joke.

I assume that their next big project will have as a goal selling what gta v has sold so far in less than a year.
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:43 PM   #3
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Fun fact: Grand Theft Auto 5 has sold over 8 Million copies....on PC....which was released 1 year after GTA5 was first released. Mother of God.

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Well, isn't this curious?
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Old 10-21-2017, 03:36 AM   #5
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Fun fact: Grand Theft Auto 5 has sold over 8 Million copies....on PC....which was released 1 year after GTA5 was first released. Mother of God.

http://steamspy.com/app/271590
That's because it's GTA. That game is still in the sales top-5 4(!) years after release.

4 million copies for a horror game is an incredibly good number. Those managers are fucking nuts. These preposterous sales projections is killing genre diversity in gaming. Though I think RE7 is also game with a much longer tail than dime a dozen action game.
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Old 10-21-2017, 09:18 AM   #6
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They keep up with this unrealistic expectations. What a joke.

I assume that their next big project will have as a goal selling what gta v has sold so far in less than a year.
It's not an unrelistic expectation.

Their previous games sold well above it.

I just think the new style did not resonate with the audience the same way. I myself can't be bothered with First person games. I usually buy every RE but i have no interest in this one. Watched a synopsis just to see if i missed something, and it seemed like i missed nothing of note.
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rebeus, just want to say i appreciate your dedication. gets me right in the feels.
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Old 10-21-2017, 06:58 PM   #8
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Yeah he makes alot of effort to keep the forum going.

It is apreciated.
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