Capcom Shares Fall After Resident Evil 7 Ships Fewer Copies Than Its Predecessors

On January 27th, Capcom announced that Resident Evil 7 shipped 2.5 million copies to retailers following the launch of the game on January 24th. The publisher commented that the horror game was off to a “solid start,” however, not everyone seems to be pleased with the game’s commercial results thus far.

The image above, courtesy of Bloomberg’s Gearoid Reidy (via PCGamesN) shows that Capcom’s share value has fallen since the 2.5 million figure was announced. Capcom’s shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange ended today, January 30th, down more than 3 percent. 

The downward trend seems to have occurred due to investors being frightened away by the 2.5 million, especially considering how it fits in with the sales of previous games. Resident Evil 5 shipped 4 million copies in its first week, and Resident Evil 6 shipped 4.5 million during its first week.

Of course, these stats take into account that Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 are Capcom’s best-selling games ever, with 7.1 million and 6.6 million sales respectively. These games, of course, have been on the market for a considerably longer amount than Resident Evil 7.

Capcom has forecasted Resident Evil 7 to sell 4 million copies before the end of its financial year, which ends March 31, 2017. Capcom has not yet announced a sales number for Resident Evil 7, the above number is only a shipment figure. However, Capcom is slated to report its earnings on Wednesday, February 1st.