No one can deny Capcom’s massive success in developing one of the most thrilling and creepy games ever resembled in Resident Evil 7. During Capcom‘s recent post-earnings Q&A, via Games Industry, the company revealed that they predict Resident Evil 7 to break the ten million copies sold milestone. However, keep in mind that Capcom has never had a game reach that milestone yet, with their highest selling title being Resident Evil 5.
It is a solid start, considering the short span between launch and fiscal year end. Further, unit sales for both titles continue to grow even now.
What is more, the re-releases of Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 for current generation platforms are an example of successfully leveraging our library of assets; and they shipped a total of 2.8 million units during the fiscal year.
The lifecycle for games is growing longer, driven by ongoing digital sales; as a result, Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 have each sold more than 7.5 to 10 million units cumulatively (including catalog and re-release sales). As such, we will work to achieve 10 million cumulative lifetime unit sales for Resident Evil 7 as well.
Resident Evil 7 has sold a little over 3.5 million copies since its launch in January until the end of March, which is the end of the fiscal year.