Resident Evil 6 Fails to Match Capcom Expectations
Written Monday, February 04, 2013 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Capcom has revealed that Resident Evil 6 failed to meet the publisher’s expectations. Although the action horror title surpassed 4.8 million in sales, it fell short of its 7 million target.
"In the Digital Contents business, which constitutes our core competence, the flagship title Resident Evil 6 (for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360), despite recording brisk sales when it debuted, subsequently lost its momentum, resulting in the failure to achieve planned sales and fulfil its role as a driver of sales expansion," Capcom told investors in its Q3 2013 results.
It’s worth noting that continued strong sales folowing a game’s release is usually attributed to good word of mouth and post-release support. Resident Evil 6 may have enjoyed the latter, but not the former.
Elsewhere it’s good news for Capcom, with sales up 39.2 per cent during the last three months of the calendar year, hitting 48.7 billion Yen ($537,966,000, £342,000,000). Likewise, the company’s year-on-year income after expenditure rose 45.9 per cent to 9.8 billion yen ($106,192,799, £67,600,000).