Resident Evil 6 screenshot
Resident Evil 6 screenshot

Capcom is hoping that Resident Evil 6 will sell 7 million copies worldwide, following its release on October 2.

As reported by Andriasang, the publisher currently has four games in the pipeline with sales targets of over 1 million. The following figures were culled from one of those arcane financial documents that seem so desperately exciting if you wear a suit to work.

DmC Devil May Cry will shift 2 million copies, or so Capcom hopes, while Lost Planet 3 is aiming for 1.4m. Dragon's Dogma is apparently gunning for 1.5 million – which is a lot less than the 10 million copies that Hideaki Itsuno is personally hoping for.

A further breakdown shows that Capcom expects that US gamers will account for the biggest chunk of its overall sales for the next year – 7.6 million out of a 20 million total for all of its upcoming releases. Analysis

Seven million copies or no, the logo for Resident Evil 6 still looks like a giraffe getting a blowie.

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Karlius's Avatar


Resi 5 was poorly advertised and hyped. 6 has seen early tv adverts and more attention. They may have done better with this one if not releasing at a prime time for games releases.

Personally think the Christmas / Winter - October to December period is over populated and distributors should be looking to release at a less crowded time of year.
Posted 10:04 on 14 May 2012
munkee's Avatar

munkee@ squidman

Ahhh, that ol' chestnut.
Posted 09:59 on 12 May 2012
squidman's Avatar


This reminds me of an old joke: Why is (Resi) 6 afraid of 7? Because 7 might be an unreasonably high sales forecast by Capcom.
Posted 16:43 on 11 May 2012
FantasyMeister's Avatar


Resi 4 sold 7.03m copies across 4 formats as of last year, probably not including the download only PSN/XBLA versions.

Resi 5 sold 5.80m copies as of last year across 3 platforms.

I just viewed the trailer for Resident Evil 6 on YouTube, I think they should downsize their estimate by 2-3m.
Posted 11:29 on 11 May 2012
munkee's Avatar


Come on Capcom.. Produce something special.
Posted 10:23 on 11 May 2012

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