Resident Evil 6 sales not meeting expectations
Capcom’s financial report notes RE6’s underwhelming performance
Capcom has revealed its latest financial report (ending 31 March 2013), and the game company has expressed its disappointment in the sales of Resident Evil 6.
Resident Evil 6 sold over 4.8 million units, and while that may seem like a lot for any other publisher, Capcom was not happy with the results.
“Despite recording brisk sales when it debuted, [RE6] subsequently lost its momentum, resulting in the failure to achieve planned sales and fulfil its role as a driver of sales expansion,” said Capcom.
On the plus side, Capcom’s new IP, Dragon’s Dogma, exceeded expectations and became a surprise hit for the company.
Monster Hunter 3 (Tri) G HD Ver, despite being the company’s first Wii U game, was also a strong title in the fiscal year, as it performed well above expectations.
Overall, Capcom racked up a revenue of 72.7-billion yen (R6.87-billion), and a net income of 6.6-billion yen (62-million), which was more than double it made from the same period in the previous fiscal year.
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