Capcom’s Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 Remasters Shipped 2.8 Million Copies; Digital Sales Reach 31.5%
The Resident Evil remasters did quite well for Capcom, selling almost three million copies on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Resident Evil 7 biohazard isn’t the only Resident Evil title that did well for Capcom in the past year.
The publisher released its consolidated financial highlights for fiscal year 2016, and we learn that the remasters of Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 released on PS4, Xbox One and PC shipped 2,8 million units combined between their release and March 31st, 2017.
That’s definitely a quite solid number especially considering that the remasters can’t have costed much compared to the development of new games.
We also learn that the overall digital sales ratio for the company’s full catalogue was 31.5% for the fiscal year, which is definitely a solid percentage.
The company shared the total numbers of shipments for packaged games and full-game downloads, which were respectively 10.4 million and 9 million units between April 1st, 2016 and March 31st, 2017, for a total of 19.4 million. Both categories saw significant growth, with 4.4 million units sold more than in the previous fiscal year. Full-game downloads were the lion’s share of this increase, with 2.9 million units above the previous year.
Luckily, even if remasters are doing well, Capcom is also working on new games, and they have a “major” unannounced one coming by March 31st, 2018.