Capcom Sales Targets For Major Titles, Targets by Platform - News

by Gabriel Franco , posted on 10 May 2010 / 3,279 Views


At a financial presentation, the company listed the following targets for its big fiscal 2010 releases:

  • Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (PSP): 3.6 million (Japan Only)
  • Dead Rising 2 (PS3/X360): 3.0 million
  • Lost Planet 2 (PS3/X360): 2.2 million
  • Marvel VS Capcom 3 (PS3/X360): 2.0 million

Monster Hunter was Capcom's biggest franchise in 2009. PSP's Freedom Unite shipped 1.35 million units during the period. Wii's Monster Hunter Tri totaled 1.15 million, all from Japan. Dark Void (no total given, not a good sign!), Bionic Commando (700,000), and Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles (600,000) missed Capcom's targets. Capcom also shipped another 950,000 units on Resident Evil 5 in the year ending March 2010.

For the current fiscal year, Capcom also listed its target software shipments by platform as compared to previous fiscal years. The chart is transcribed below.

Platform      FY 3/2008       FY 3/2009       FY 3/2010       FY 3/2011 Projection

PS2               3.10m               1.55m             0.60m              0.40m

PS3               1.75m               4.45m             2.70m              6.00m

PSP               3.15m               3.25m             2.40m              5.00m

GC                 0.14m              0.10m             

Wii                2.93m              1.70m              3.20m               1.60m

DS                 2.40m              1.35m              1.00m               1.70m

Xbox             0.02m 

X360             1.62m              4.30m              1.70m               4.80m

PC/Other      0.49m              0.60m              0.90m               0.50m

Sony Hw        8.00m             9.25m               5.70m              11.4m

Nin Hw          5.47m             3.15m               4.20m               3.30m

MS HW          1.64m             4.30m               1.70m               4.80m

FY Total         15.6m            17.3m                12.50m            20.0m

You can read the complete presentation here

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scottie (on 10 May 2010)

1.15 million shipped 1.03 million sold to customers for MHtri? Maybe very slightly undertracked here on VGChartz.

trestres (on 10 May 2010)

RIP Wii? At least that's what Capcom believes. Looks like it won't be seeing any new big game this year MH3 will manage 600-700k probably in the west, Sengoku Basara 3 will sell about 300k in all territories plus the legs of older titles, would probably mean that out of those 1.6 million sales they expect, 1 - 1.2 million will come from MH3, Sengoku Basara 3 and other older titles. So the new game (s) they will release for the Wii will be little sellers or 1 medium seller. Probably another rails RE or a variety of older RE ports coupled with a Moto GP. They are already commited to the HD platforms, looks like Wii is getting the last breath of support. Also, this confirms that there will be no MH3G this year.

Ghutto (on 10 May 2010)

@GamerExclusive Monster Hunter Portable is different from the major version of Monster Hunter, who never left the Sony's portable. So the main version of Monster Hunter never go back to Sony's console because it has never been exclusive to Sony's consoles, unlike the portable version. So that, there is Monster Hunter 1 and 3 for the Wii of the major version of Monster Hunter.

GamerExclusive (on 10 May 2010)

Looks like Monster Hunter is back to Sony, how long before PS3 gets the next main entry?

Darth Tigris (on 10 May 2010)

Yeah, what -ku- said. LP2 is getting destroyed in reviews.

mushroomboy5 (on 10 May 2010)

@LoveGenie Yeah the first Lost Planet was great but there is such a concept as sequels failing to make the grade...most of the reviews I've read (for LP2) seem to have liked the first game as well.

Joelcool7 (on 10 May 2010)

I doubt Capcom will reach such high sales. I think they are setting themselves up for a fall!

LoveGenie (on 10 May 2010)

Lost Planet 2 is going to be hella awesome!! Also shame on anyone that goes by the review sites - if you played Lost Planet 1 you know how epic this will be. :) The unique online play, co-op story mode and single player story mode. With over 100 hours of gameplay on easy mode - this is a massive game. With over 400? unlockables, you will be working for awhile. ;)

BulletProof (on 10 May 2010)

Dead Rising 3m together? Uuhhhm perhaps in its lifetime.

hellraider (on 10 May 2010)

It's impossible for Basara and MH3 to do 1.6m on the wii on the next FY.Resident Evil wii confirmed? :D

akuseru (on 10 May 2010)

@menx64 Either that or they expect Sengoku Basara to sell well enough. If that is not released before FY 2011 though.

-ku- (on 10 May 2010)

Well after the new LP2 reviews of 4's and 6's it surely isn't going to meet sales.

moondeep (on 10 May 2010)

Wait, did I something? It's showing 600K for RE:DC, but yet I read several times about how it didn't meet Capcom's expectations. Since when must a game top 1million to be considered to have done well?

Kai Master (on 10 May 2010)

PS2 could reach 11 years of game releases, maybe 12! Oh! By the way : Video games are awesome! ^^

dragonmagician (on 10 May 2010)

They sure sell a lot of software on Sony hardware, hope to see more support from Capcom.

salaminizer (on 10 May 2010)

only Lost Planet 2 and (possibly) Dead Rising 2 on PC then, bah...

SaviorX (on 10 May 2010)

They are expecting a lot from Monster Hunter Freedom 3. I'm not surprised though; its the PSP's biggest series. They are expecting more from the PS3/360 this year than they have this entire generation. With the exception of maybe one game and a sports title, it seems their Wii support is about finished.

sabestar (on 10 May 2010)

Damn, MHF3 is going to be gigantic in Japan, no doubt about that. DR2 and LP2 seem a bit too high though.

menx64 (on 10 May 2010)

1.60m for wii fy 2011? Hints for a big new game?... Or are they basing their numbers on MH3 legs?

Ravage27 (on 10 May 2010)

Really doubt DR2 will sell that much, though it's interesting to see if fans of the first one will accept the new direction the series is taking

60Hertz (on 10 May 2010)

Capcom should be on fire this year, if i had the cash i'd invest!

Ninpanda (on 10 May 2010)

Quite bold of them to predict 3 million from Dead Rising 2. It's multi-platform now, but I still don't quite see it happening. As always, though, I'd gladly be proven wrong.