Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D News for 3DS

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Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D screenshot
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D screenshot

Capcom has announced that net sales decreased to 11,953 million yen for fiscal year 2011 - ended June 30, 2011. This is down 37.2 per cent from fiscal 2010.

Profits decreased to 775 million yen, down 22.9 per cent from the previous year.

With no major new titles launched during the April-June quarter it was Monster Hunter Freedom 3 which contributed most in Capcom's consumer games business. As for Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D and Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Capcom says they "basically achieved projected sales".

That's not the most glowing of reports.

Capcom's first Resident Evil outing on 3DS failed to capture gamer attention, charting at No.21 in the UK on its launch week, and quickly slipping out of the chart.

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CANCEROUS

I feel if they hadnt made a decesion to use the save system as they did then the projected numbers would have been much more in effect they have shot themselves in the foot by doing this... which obviously caused a lot of people not to buy this game... and i dont mean from 2nd hand sales... as they dont receive anything for this...
Posted 23:01 on 01 August 2011
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munkee

*CAPCOM RESIDENT EVIL: MERCS 3DS PROJECTED SALES CHART*

Hi guys,

As you all know we are releasing a free mini game to retail this season. We are sending this software to retail at the full price £34.99. Its pretty light on content and we have used a fairly solid mechanism [un-deleteable save file] to prevent the preowned sales of this title. Please remember that the official reason for the un-deleteable save file is that our software is a high-score game. For the love of gods.. DO NOT LET THEM KNOW WE ARE FIGHTING THE PREOWNED SALES MARKET! As we haven't really put a great deal of effort into this product and it doesn't really have any lasting value, we're predicting that the industry reviews will be scathing. For this reason we only spent £73.16 on development, £200 on publishing and a further £106 on marketing. So, we need to sell 10 copies of Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D to not only achieve predicted sales, but also to break even.

Regards,
Capcom Dick
Posted 10:26 on 28 July 2011

Game Stats

Release Date: 01/07/2011
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Genre: Action
No. Players: 1-2
Rating: BBFC 15
Site Rank: 2,500 278
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