Capcom Going “On the Offensive” With Three Major Games; Expects Resident Evil VII to Sell 4 Million Units
Following yesterday’s release of the financial results for the first half of the fiscal year (ended on September 30th), Capcom posted more details about the performance of its games, including the outlook for the rest of the fiscal year (ending on March 31st, 2017).
First of all, the company intends to go “on the offensive” by releasing three major titles, Resident Evil VII: Biohazard, Dead Rising 4 an Monster Hunter XX. They’re expelled to sell respectively 4 million copies, 2 million copies and 2 million copies, including digital downloads.
Below you can see the company’s expectations for sales in for the fiscal year. North America is expected to overtake Japan with 3.5 million copies against 3.4 million. The total of packagedgames sold is forecasted to be 9 million, against 7.5 million full game downloads, for a total of 16.5 million units.
The company also plans to release additional content for its mobile and online titles thanks to the release of new content.
We also get an overview of the performance of major games during the past half of the fiscal year. Monster Hunter Generations sold 800,000 copies worldwide, and the re-release of Resident Evil 5 sold 500,000 units.
Below you can see a breakdown of sales during the first half of the fiscal year, with North America leading with 1.4 million units. The total of retail games sold was 2.6 million units, while digital downloads were at 3.8 million. The grand total of games sold during the first half was 6.5 million.