Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Sells in Excess of 2 Million Copies
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Despite a poor critical reception, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City has sold around 2 million copies, according to Capcom.

As detailed in the publisher’s annual financial report, the Slant Six shooter sold 1.7 million units in the period from release to the end of the financial year, 31st March. Add in subsequent sales - 269,000 in its first week in Japan, plus a further five weeks at US and European retail from April until now, and the game will have comfortably eclipsed the 2 million mark.

Capcom’s financial report also provided figures for a number of its other titles, including Street Fighter X Tekken. The crossover fighter has sold 1.4 million copies since its launch in March. Decent numbers.

However, not even the surprising performance of Raccoon City could save Capcom’s year from disappointment. The publisher’s net sales were down 16 per cent year-on-year to ¥82 billion, while operating income fell 13.8 per cent to ¥12.3 billion.

We’re sure Resident Evil 6 will turn those frowns upside down.


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Comment #1 by Schism
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 03:30:44 AM
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I wonder how many of those people traded it in.

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Comment #2 by ride88
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 03:32:02 AM
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I like Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City alot best game this year so far in my eyes ....but think lollypop chainsaw will be my next big game ..

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Comment #3 by roza
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 03:33:44 AM
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RE6 WILL turn those frowns upside down.
Then we can all Smile, Smile, Smile.
Then if they pull of the horror... cack ourselves.

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Comment #4 by KrRome
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 03:34:34 AM
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That's what you get from screwing the consumer Capcom...

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Comment #6 by Evo Kazz
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 03:39:19 AM
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1.9 million was traded in day after release

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Comment #7 by Genesis x360a
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 03:47:23 AM
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@5 - Capcom hasn't done Survival Horror since Resident Evil 3, they may claim its survival horror but I get more scares from watching Bambi with the light on. Don't expect horror from Resi 6 either. They've already said its all about the action because survival horror doesn't sell games..... Dat Capcom!

Good for ORC & Slant Six. I really enjoyed the game. Its a blast in Co-op.

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Comment #8 by gillwolda
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 03:56:24 AM
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Thanks for making it official that this game was a let-down of some sort. I've got the special edition sitting on my shelf and felt guilty about not getting around to it. and now all of you talk shit about it.

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Comment #10 by Fang Foom
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 04:05:16 AM
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Meh I enjoyed it (not as much as I would've liked but still enough to not regret buying it)

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Comment #11 by Arron114
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 04:18:52 AM
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The thought of 2 million people spending 20 minutes mindlessly putting bullets into those two tyrants brings a tear to my eye .

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Comment #12 by janosandsereth
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 04:47:42 AM
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this game really could have used some more development time feels like it was rushed out to cash in as resi 6 is out later this year. it wasent absolutly crap but without any friends to play it with it get fustrating on the later levels and the mp could do with some serious balancing

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Comment #13 by PandaWatch
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 04:52:04 AM
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I didn't buy this as I have good taste.

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Comment #14 by TomatoJr.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 05:43:28 AM
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As a concept this game should be amazing.
the execution was poor, but the box does not convey that.
i am not surprised that it sold well. wasn't expecting 2million but there you go.

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Comment #15 by Agent Mantis
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 06:01:49 AM
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I don't want to live on this planet anymore...

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Comment #16 by MonoxideMike
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 06:03:55 AM
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Code Veronica was the last survival horror game in the Resident Evil series, do your homework before you comment.

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Comment #17 by Latias_On_Vox
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 06:17:32 AM
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You gave me a joyful grin, grin, grin. I thought the same thing when I saw the phrase "turn that frown upside down".

At any rate, I heard this game had a glitch or something similar where some enemies would take an outrageous amount of bullets to kill, but the flinching animations were disabled.

I like Resident Evil, but that sort of bug is a deal breaker.

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Comment #18 by Akatsuki Sw1tch
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 06:19:04 AM
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Well Capcom Would make even more money if they actually release Monster Hunter Frontier in the west, But nooooooooo.....

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Comment #19 by Hurricane Of 87
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 06:20:22 AM
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#4: Yeah CAPCOM, that's what you get. Better than expected sales.

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Comment #20 by Aussie27Legend
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 06:20:38 AM
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Completely... undeserved. Bring on Resident Evil 6, I've loved everyone (yes, even 5).

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Comment #21 by mugginyouoff
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 06:31:09 AM
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Yes, very undeserving. I was one of the idiots that bought this on launch day because it's an RE game. The game is half made, you gotta buy DLC for the second half. Capcom have gotten very greedy lately with DLC and different versions of games.

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Comment #22 by TRAGICTRIXIE
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 06:36:53 AM
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@6 not me, i had to keep mine for the darn DLC achievements

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Comment #23 by roza
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 06:41:04 AM
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@6 Not near me. I've seen about 7 Traded in copies over both platforms. And of the 4 Game shops near me, they said it's hardly ever traded in.

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Comment #24 by zeroy042
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 07:20:30 AM
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Kill used games and see how many copies they sell Microsoft!!! A 4.0 rating on a game that can't be traded in, will bankrupt its developers!
Some games are meant to be rented!!! How many new copies did capcom sell to gamefly and other rental services, versus thru retail stores?. Kill used games and they probably sell less than 100,000 copies. Cuz most people would rather spend $60 on COD that their friends are playing. Than take a $60 risk!

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Comment #25 by Dabeast999
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 07:43:37 AM
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I do want this game but i need this game to have a ulitmate, gold, or whatever capcom wants to call it edition with all the dlc. if i were to buy all the dlc aline i would probably pay 7X the amount i would for just the regular game.

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Comment #26 by The Robxp
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 08:04:43 AM
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@16 Actually, Resident Evil: Revelations on the 3DS is a survival horror game...

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Comment #27 by Darkforce412
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 08:15:07 AM
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a demo would have solved this problem a long time ago that way they would get some feedback to the fans of how it was. were they really that confident that it would be a huge sucess?

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Comment #28 by Ceejus
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 08:57:20 AM
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#24 is right.

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Comment #29 by Genesis x360a
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 08:59:10 AM
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@7 - Your an idiot. Did you not pick up on the hint of sarcasm in my comment. I know Resi 3 wasn't the last "Survival Horror" game of the franchise. If you had read my comment properly you would of realized that "Imo" Resi 3 was the last Resident Evil game to be scary enough to be classed as such.

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Comment #30 by Sgt Scyther
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 09:24:15 AM
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I got Operation: Raccoon City used for free through a deal. It's a nice game to get for free but I never would have paid money for it. I'm surprised it did as well as it did though. I guess if it carries a familiar name everyone will buy it.

I'm glad Capcom's sales were down though. Maybe they'll think twice about dicking over their consumers next time.

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Comment #31 by cog19684
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 09:25:44 AM
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RE4 was thier last game to be classified survival horror then the creater dumped the series and turned chris and some chick into walking tanks same for reorc the players were too strong

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Comment #32 by roza
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 09:54:51 AM
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@31. RE4 Was classed as Survival Action

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Comment #33 by WESKER7BIOCHAFF
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 10:02:32 AM
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i hear operation raccoon city suck i think re6 will be good i prefere the new action re4 5 i do haved to say re5 was fun cause i played it with my brother the ai sucked sack and re5 was just more tentacles you know but i look forward to re6 ill have some people to play with i think..I HOPE lol but yeah i hope they make it scary though re4 i wouldnt even say is that that scary but yeah i wond dark creepy inviroments and all that uhh question how dose my favorite charcter have son and plz dont make stupid

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Comment #34 by WESKER7BIOCHAFF
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 10:04:10 AM
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sorry for my miss spells

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Comment #35 by Chaosflare
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 10:30:50 AM
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I've played worse games, and honestly, I liked this one. I still play it with a higher priority than some of my other games, as it kills some time.
I understand if you've played the game and dislike it for certain reasons, but all the comments based on things people read (without giving it, or any game for that matter, a shot) are just cases of ignorance.

On the other side of the spectrum: didn't like SFxT at all, and that didn't come close to meeting their target sales.
They just gotta stop charging the full price for these games if they expect to make a fortune through micro-transactions.

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Comment #36 by secretkaos187
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 10:44:21 AM
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From the majority of the reviews I've seen and from the people on my Friends List,I am glad I didn't purchase this game! I haven't played the RE series since RE:CV. It just didn't get me "freaked" out anymore.

But for all the 2 million that bought it,I hope you enjoyed yourself!

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Comment #37 by SonikkuHedgehog
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 11:51:18 AM
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Love the game, could care less about the haters.

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Comment #38 by Hagane
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 12:12:29 PM
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Despite the AI flaws, the crappy hit-detection, and the short campaign... I still enjoy the MP in Raccoon City. Very fun.

2 million though? Wow, that is unexpected.

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Comment #39 by Arcane Paradise
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 12:18:45 PM
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I will try ORC when it gets cheaper, from all the reviews and comments I have seen, I will wait to play it.

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Comment #40 by reaper527
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 12:23:11 PM
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you might call this a poor man's left for dead, but the main res evil franchise has become a poor man's tomb raider

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Comment #41 by Fedeguitar
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 01:10:15 PM
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Anyway the game still broken and i cant complete the dlc, shit...

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Comment #42 by I mak3 big boom
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 01:14:03 PM
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@3is that the googly eyes theme song you are imitating

this game only sold well cause its resident evil. i just walked into gamestop a few days ago and it was $

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Comment #43 by fohf
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 01:20:52 PM
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Didn't get this game because of all the complaints I read about it. I might pick it up one day when they release the Gold Edition of it and it's under 20 bucks.

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Comment #44 by singhellotaku617
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 01:25:41 PM
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Hopefully these sales while lead to a sequel with the budget for a quality developer.

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Comment #45 by GaryYEAH
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 01:49:17 PM
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WHAT?! I thought this game was absolute twaddle...

Really looking forward to *Resi 6*, though!


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Comment #46 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 03:32:16 PM
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@#2 You have a very odd taste in games, but I guess there is someone like that in every category LOL

OT: Yeah, I also can foresee how their revenue will spike once RE6 comes out. I know I will be getting it!

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Comment #47 by roza
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 05:22:58 PM
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@42, nope. Wasn't that I'm afraid.

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Comment #48 by High Lord Sigma
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 11:59:29 PM
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So, am I jumping the gun by calling this the Sniper: Ghost Warrior of this year?

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Comment #49 by ServbotNamedSxE
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 @ 04:25:30 AM
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I've played worse. I've played better. I'm just glad publishers and developers are still able to find success outside of FPS games like CoD. Hopefully it'll help the game industry in having higher spirits and they'll strive to put out a better product next time seeing that if they put more effort into the next games then it'll sell more. Capcom isn't a sloutch in the quality department, but their marketing division is a devious bunch.

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Comment #50 by CHT13
Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 11:29:10 AM
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Wow!!! I really can't believe the backlash this game has received. It's a very good game and it's provided my friends and I countless hours of fun. Multiplayer is so much fun. I can't believe the critical reviews from ign and fans. We new from the beginning that it was going to be different than past games in the franchise. It was great reliving scenes from re 2. Yeah their could have been some game play improvement but not as much as most People make it out to be. And what game can't use a little tweaking. Lastly for those who traded it in the next day, all I have to say is you should've given it a chance because you missed out on some fun times with friends!!!!!

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Comment #51 by CHT13
Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 11:36:13 AM
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Also if there are any fans of the game reading this hit me up to play multiplayer cause our usual 4th teammate can't get on as much. We do a job of staying together and our team has a winning % close to 80. So hit me up!!!

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Comment #52 by Mc1ovin11
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 @ 01:14:52 PM
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#37 i agree-this game is really good fun in co-op with your friends-the haters probably have no friends hence the hating!
#50 couldn't have put it better myself-a definite case of bandwagon-jumping when it comes to dissing this game.

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Comment #53 by Xero Link
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 08:58:30 PM
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I freaking loved this game. The only problems I had were that occasionally I'd go to shot a bad guy and hit the cover even though I could clearly see the guys head, and when I'd go to revive a team member they'd made both the revive button and the pick up weapon button the same so I'd be picking up guns getting shot to hell and back while trying to revive someone.

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