Last month, we informed you about Resident Evil VII failing to meet its sales goals. Capcom expected Resident Evil VII to sale 4 million units by the end of the fiscal year 2016, however its title sold around 3.5 million units. And today, the big Japanese company revealed its expected lifetime unit sales for its horror title.
Capcom aims to sell 10 million units of Resident Evil VII in total. According to the company, 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, the company expects this latest Resident Evil game to sell similar copies.
As Capcom noted:
“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.”
Capcom also commented about the game’s current sold copies, claiming that it’s a solid start and that unit sales continue to grow even now.
“As of the end of the fiscal year, Resident Evil 7 shipped 3.5 million units, and Monster Hunter XX (Double Cross) shipped 1.7 million units. 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.”
Whether Resident Evil VII will hit that lifetime goal remains to be seen!