Capcom Lowers Forecast Due to Lower Resident Evil 6 Sales - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 19 December 2012 / 7,903 Views

Capcom has lowered its financial forecast for its full fiscal year. Capcom originally estimated revenue of 105 billion yen ($1.2 billion) and now expects revenue of 93.5 billion yen ($1.1 billion). Capcom has also lowered its estimated profits. It now expects profits of 6.5 billion yen ($77.0 million), down from 9.8 billion ($116.1 million).

Lower than expected Resident Evil 6 sales is the main reason for the lower financial forecast. While Capcom said debut sales were strong, sales quickly dropped off. Capcom has also delayed the release of Monster Hunter 4 (3DS) in Japan. The game was originally planned to come out in March 2013, and won't be released until later in the year.

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keroncoward (on 19 December 2012)

ZombiU is not even a spectacular game and its still a lot better than RE6.

chidori-chan2 (on 19 December 2012)

Resident Evil brand is crappy now. That shows how CAPCOM was wrong about Broshooting fest n6. Maybe next gen it will be a horror game again.

wyluzuj (on 20 December 2012)

I hope CAPCOM reads your post ! :)

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mushroomboy5 (on 20 December 2012)

whatya expect capcpm...even those faithful to the franchise are giving up...hopefully this will send a message about the type of game fans want!

cunger (on 19 December 2012)

Idiots! I'm so glad this game is under performing.

vodkasosa9000 (on 20 December 2012)

resident evil would sell much more than halo 4 and assassins creed 3 if it was released as a survival horror game like RE1,2,3 code veronica and RE Revelations! RE REvelations would sell more as ORC if it also would be released on ps3 and xbox360 instead of the 3ds!

oniyide (on 20 December 2012)

well the scuttlebutt is that the game will release on PS360

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withdreday (on 27 December 2012)

That's what they get for trying to whore out to western audiences and not making a real RE game. In the past, I would have said they've now learned their lesson, but now I'm not so sure...

disolitude (on 19 December 2012)

Good news.

Rafux (on 22 December 2012)

DmC will bomb hard too.