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Capcom's biggest games have failed to make a splash this year

Resident Evil 7 sales

Capcom have had an unusual year so far. Sharing financial details from the last three months, the publisher revealed that their biggest games continue to sell below expectations, including Resident Evil 7. However, as they announced back in May, profits continue to increase. 

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Resident Evil 7, despite its critical success, is still underperforming. Between January and March, sales amounted to 3.5 million, below the 4 million target Capcom set. This last quarter’s numbers are even poorer - it’s now sitting at 3.7 million. In May, the publisher expressed hopes that the game would have lifetime sales of 10 million, but that’s starting to look like a pipe dream. 

Street Fighter V is doing even worse, despite being released in 2016. Capcom have only shifted 1.7 million copies, increasing by a paltry 300,000 from this time last year. And Dead Rising 4 doesn’t even get a mention, presumably because it still hasn’t even sold a million copies. 

To make up for this, Capcom are continuing to reduce expenses and operating costs, while also attempting to break into the mobile market. 

It’s a shame that something like Resident Evil 7 hasn’t seen the success it deserves. After a couple of dodgy action games, the seventh entry in the series felt like a return to form, despite the vast changes made to the formula. Strong sales would have told Capcom that bold risks pay off, but instead, it's only “contributed to revenue to a certain extent.” 

Talk about damning with faint praise. 

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6 Months ago

Resident Evil 7, Street Fighter V, Read Rising 4... how about something new for a change?

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6 Months ago

I want to agree with you...except I need Dragon's Dogma 2.

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6 Months ago

A sequel isn't as bad as a 5th or 7th installment :(

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6 Months ago

Street Fighter is a genuine surprise and probably has something to do with how beloved and recent the previous iteration was, and the controversies with this one. As for RE7, in what universe is 3.5 million sales disappointing? Capcom has always had fucking ridiculous sales expectations.

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6 Months ago

Any game that is victim to the annual release or something close to it, will suffer. Street fgihter is very bland compared to these sprawling titles we have today. Re7 was scary and pretty good, it's length is the same as most RE entries, with rewards for the 3 hour run in almost all entries but still, nothing they put out is good enough at this point. Nothing creative or implimentive enough. If they vontinued that megaman legends series they would have had a way bigger following anyway so when these shitty companies do not work for their fans only for cash, they sink. Now instead of giving what we want they want to shift to mobile gaming lmao dirtballs

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6 Months ago

To the writer of this article. The original resident evils didn't sale all that well. What was it a million something copies? That's it. So why would Capcom try to return to that? But they did now their wallets felt the price. Idc what Anyone says the first resident evil games are nothing more than over glorified cheese fest. Re7 while the first 40 mins was fun I have seen what they tried to do. Better on other titles. Res 7 is ok but not the masterpiece you believe it is. And the numbers says it all. Hopefully Capcom stays away from the original resident evil games and gives us something like 4-6

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