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Capcom Expects RE6 To Be Best Seller In Company History

Well, at least they're excited and confident.

Capcom has provided us with some sales estimates for their impending titles, and the publisher expects Resident Evil 6 - slated for an October 2 launch - to sell 7 million copies worldwide, which would make it the single best-selling game in the company's long history. If you're wondering, the current record is held by Street Fighter II on the SNES, which sold 6.3 million. RE5 managed to sell 5.8 million.

They also expect the Devil May Cry reboot, known only as "DMC," to sell 2 million copies around the globe, and they anticipate sales of 1.5 million for this month's Dragon's Dogma and 1.4 million for next year's Lost Planet 3. Given the hype surrounding RE6, it's no wonder that Capcom has high expectations for the game; they even changed the initial launch date from November 20 because of the "positive feedback" due to the epic debut trailer. It was pretty damn cool.

So will you be one of those projected 7 million...?

Related Game(s): Resident Evil 6

Tags: re6, resident evil 6, capcom, re6 sales, resident evil 6 sales

5/11/2012 11:36:00 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (17 posts)

ValentinoGB
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 11:50:24 AM
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I'm going to wait for RE6 Gold Edition, with all dlc included.

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ValentinoGB
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 11:50:30 AM
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I'm going to wait for RE6 Gold Edition, with all dlc included.

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daus26
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 1:05:23 PM
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They must've received some really, huge positive feedbacks to be that confident. I rarely see it around here though. Personally, I'm neutral about this game.

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Kiryu
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 1:10:03 PM
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Yeah first Resident Evil in history to be in hD with gameplay as similar to the first 3.

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slugga_status
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 1:46:45 PM
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I'd definitely want to give it w whirl..October is just a tough month for me in regards to gaming.

The trailer definitely sold me on the game. With such a large estimate, I wonder what the pre-order numbers look like...

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JLB1
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 2:53:56 PM
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They also think that Dragons Dogma can sell 10 million units. Dragons Dogma looks really good, and I'll be getting it, but I don't see that happening. Just like I don't see this happening.

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Comic Shaman
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 3:08:48 PM

It looks to me like they projected 1.5 million, not 10 million.

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JLB1
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 4:02:22 PM

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-03-20-dragons-dogma-can-sell-10-million-worldwide-reckons-capcom

"It's difficult, because we really want this game to sell 10 million units worldwide. We want to sell a lot, and that's just something that we think we can do. We're not positive [it will be a success]. Of course it's a risk, but that's what we want - a challenge."

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 3:04:14 PM
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That's just Capcom being Capcom, I'll go in on DMC but not RE6. I can't support the death of survival horror.

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Snookies12
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 9:03:39 PM

I can't support either... They're killing Dante in DMC just as much as they're killing Survival Horror. Capcom is just falling so rapidly down the gutter. Don't get me wrong, I HOPE RE6 is redeeming, but it doesn't look to be going that way unfortunately.

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Lawless SXE
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 9:24:06 PM

@ Snookies,

I'm biassed. I like the idea of DMC, I'll admit that. My question is as follows: how are Capcom and NT "killing" Dante?

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Lawless SXE
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 7:26:36 PM
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I might get RE6 in 2014 when it's going for a song. Just not interested after being let down by RE5 and it seeming to move further from the horror that I want to experience from this series. But, with the history of the series, it being a main entry, a strong marketing campaign and fans maybe being appeased, it's a possibility. Not a very strong one, but one nevertheless.

Couldn't give a damn about Lost Planet or Dragon's Dogma, but I'll be lining up day one for DMC. Ninja Theory FTW!

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Lord carlos
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 8:13:20 PM
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The god of bullets and rigor mortis demands that i play this game...so yes i'll be one of the 7 million!

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Excelsior1
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 9:23:54 PM
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The Resident Evil series already has an established history with gamers so I don't see why this isn't possible. I have always loved the Resident Evil series so this a day1 purchase for me.

I know it might be wishful thinking on my part but I definetly got some survival horror vibes from Leon's sections of the game. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

I don't know if many here have played The Lost in Nightmares DLC in RE5. I thought that hour long DLC had more classic survival horror atmosphere than the entire RE5 game. It kind of hints that Capcom still has the talent to make a good RE game.

Another thing that makes me feel positive about RE6 is the quality of Resident Evil Revelations. Yes, it's a 3DS game but it shows that Capcom is on the right track.

Last edited by Excelsior1 on 5/11/2012 9:25:07 PM

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FAREEZ
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 10:21:04 PM
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i hope re6 just flop...

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___________
Saturday, May 12, 2012 @ 6:17:56 AM
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yea, sure crapcom whatever you say!
if they really believe that they have their head further up their a$$ then i thought possible!

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Gravelight
Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 6:06:57 AM
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Already pre-ordered, can't wait...

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