Capcom Expects 1.2 Million Dead Rising Copies To Be Sold By March 31, 2014

by Mike Futter on Nov 01, 2013 at 03:04 AM

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.

[Source: Capcom]


Our Take
Capcom 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.