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Capcom has released its second quarter financial report, and the results are generally positive. Overall, the publisher reports ¥4.95 billion ($50.4 million) in net income, a 20 percent increase over the previous quarter.
Unfortunately, sales of Lost Planet 3 disappointed. Only 300,000 copies of the title were sold, falling short of Capcom’s expectations. Capcom is expecting big things from Dead Rising 3, though. The publisher stated target sales of 1.2 million units between the Xbox One launch on November 22 and the end of the fiscal year on March 31, 2014.
We’ve also learned that Monster Hunter 4 has sold 2.8 million copies in Japan since its release on September 14. Another half-million copies are expected to sell in the second half of the fiscal year.
Resident Evil Revelations has sold a total of 1 million copies, and Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen moved 650,000 units (and is also coming to PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection this month). These figures include digital sales, but in the case of Dragon’s Dogma, purchases of the original title are not considered.
Our TakeCapcom has been floundering a bit, and while it’s hopes for Lost Planet 3 were (expectedly) unrealized, the company has managed to recuperate a bit. The sales of Monster Hunter 4 on 3DS in Japan are keeping the company afloat.
Dead Rising 3 is a standout title in the Xbox One launch lineup, but given the narrow scope of release regions, I’m not sure that Capcom’s 1.2 million unit expectation is reasonable. Sales are starting to climb back up overall, and if Capcom stays on this course, things are looking good.
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Given Microsoft's follies and their relatively low amount of launch territories, I'd say that isn't a very likely number for DR3 to hit. Not in that time frame. I'd guess about half of that.
and im one of that 1.2 mil woop woop
Maybe if it weren't an exclusive it might.
This game may or may not get that many sales, the Original Dead Rising did come within the first year of the system was released, and it seemed to do pretty well.
Capcom can count me in as one of those 1.2 million. I love Dead Rising!
I don't get the point as to why a lot of people are complaining about it being an exclusive to Xbox1. Everyone was always complaining that they didnt have enough exclusives, so they get more and now everyone's complaining about them having exclusives..! :/ if you want the game, then get the Xbox one. If this was a ps4 exclusive people wouldn't be complaining as much.
Good luck with that. First they have to by a xbone.
Capcom predicted the same amount for Lost Planet 3 look what happened.
I'm surprised they expected LP3 to do good, as crappy as it looked.
so...how much MS paid capcom? hahaha.
That's definitely doable considering there'll won't really be much on the Xbox One for the first couple of months. I'm not trying to be a fanboy here, because the same could be said for PlayStation 4 apart from Killzone: Shadow Fall. Ultimately, the games I care about this Fall are multi-platform.
If they're looking for this game to be a huge seller, doesn't it seem counter-intuitive to make it an XB1 exclusive? Or an exclusive at all for that matter?
Yes, exclusive makes it much more likely to underperform. That's a no brainer.
I think that might be hard to hit being only on XB1, but the game could be a system seller