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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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1.2 mill would be doable if they released this on ps4 too.
Maybe next time Capcom you won't make the stupid mistake of having a next gen launch title an exclusive to one console.
Here's your chance Xbox fans to support your exclusives, if every Xbox one owner buys this title Capcom could reach their goal, then again by March 31 every one of you are going to be spending your cash on Titanfall.
I don't know. I bought DR2. I spent a few hours playing. Really trying to give the game a chance. It just seemed so repetitive to me. I don't know. I'm happy there is a 3rd one for the people who enjoy it though.
Can't believe they expected Lost Planet 3 to sell even one copy...idiots.
Dead Rising 3 looks like a really cool title and I'd play it if I were getting One instead of PS4. Like mentioned above, the 1.2 million seems a bit steep given the release window and date they expect to sell that many units by.. At the end of the day, it will sell a ton of copies.