Great news for all horror/survival and Resident Evil fans as Capcom has just announced that Resident Evil 7 has recouped its development cost. As such, this new part in the Resident Evil series can be described as a commercially successful product.
This was revealed during Capcom’s latest investor Q&A.
Capcom also expects Resident Evil 7 to sell 4 million copies (so far it has sold 3 million copies) in its fiscal-year.
As Capcom stated:
“Compared to Resident Evil 6 this may seem like a lower initial pace, however this can be attributed to the recent wider adoption of digital downloads and the transition from a sharp initial spike in sales for games to a continuous long tail. Further, we believe that achieving our fiscal-year target of 4 million units for this title is wholly possible, as we expect sales to continue for a longer period, buoyed on highly positive post-launch reviews from both the media and consumers.”
Regarding the PC platform, Capcom had this to say:
“We expect to record a loss in PC Others this fiscal year due to factors including the postponement of the period in which we record a running royalty from Monster Hunter Online, and because certain existing titles are softening. Moving forward, we aim to return this segment to profitability by revitalizing titles through promotions and through operational rationalization.”
Capcom also addressed Dead Rising 4’s underwhelming sale numbers.
“Compared to the series up to now, this game was made more approachable in order to allow a wider audience to enjoy it; however, there was a wider range of opinions for the new game. Moving forward, we intend to grow unit sales on a continuous basis by releasing additional digital download content while implementing updates for improvements.”