On Wednesday evening, Capcom announced that initial worldwide shipments for “Resident Evil 6”, the latest installment of the acclaimed franchise, have surpassed 4.5 million, the highest ever for a Capcom game.
Wonder how many of those will sell to consumers and how fast.
Hopefully it alot. This is an amazing game with alot of content. 20+ hours of campaigns, Unlockable costumes and hidden mercenaries characters. I am personally enjoying it. I hope capcom could reach that 7million mark they aimed for because they did a great job with this. Do not listen to the negative reviews guys. This is a great game.
Ya let support games with shitty gameplay.
To each his own, but this is one of the first supposed AAA games that most users and critics agree on how bad it is. I'm still planning on getting it on the bargain bin after I play the other RE games...
You have a horrible sense for games then. This game is terrible. Plot, gameplay, everything. The only thing it's good at is sound effects. Chris's campaign was some of the worst moments I have ever lived in a triple A game. It was just awful.
hahaha ummm no. RE6 is probably the most succesful failure in gaming history though.
I agree, I too am enjoying this game. The graphics may not be as good as 5 but the gameplay is there. The action is insane and nothing like what's in the demo. I can tell capcom took a little from left 4 dead 2;)
95 disagrees. That has to be a some kind of record...
Funny thing is all those disagrees you got. I bet almost all of them haven't played the game yet.
***This is an amazing game with alot of content. 20+ hours of campaigns, Unlockable costumes and hidden mercenaries characters. I am personally enjoying it. *** Everyone agrees it has a lot of content. The majority of people who have played and reviewed the game disagree that it is an amazing game. ***Do not listen to the negative reviews guys. This is a great game.*** You know you just told us to not listen to the majority of reviewers except your own review of the game, right? Even saying "This is a great game" is a review of the game. What type of paradox are you attempting to create here?
I swear, every single post that Mika makes, I disagree with. Not literally, I don't actually click disagree every time, but I always disagree with his/hers opinion. ALWAYS. Never had that happen before.
finally someone willing to admit it, this game is waaaaay better than 5. its got so much content like you said. people are just jumping on the bandwagon without actually trying it.
Surprise surprise! Another crappy games sells buttloads :) Hey this COD module does work. Anyhow, this is shipped numbers. Lets wait for actual sales. I won't be surprised if they are high as well.
I know well said buddy got the game day 1 i love it i don't understand why people are going nuts its a new game not resident evil 2 its 6 why would u wanna keep playing the same game over and over go play resident evil 2 if u don't wanna play 6 and we that like the game we will enjoy it!
Wow. I think capcom may be in trouble with this one. The reviews are just terrible and the meta score is abismal. I'll pass.
Just like horrible Michael Bay movies, this will sell incredibly well due its massive scope, its grandeur, its massive marketing campaign, and the massive fanbase established with the previous games, particularly RE5 given its the only other current gen RE game on high end consoles. RE5 sold 7 million copies, it doesn't matter if this doesn't review well, people will buy it, perhaps like it or hate it, and sell their copy, so you'll see a massive pile of used ones in a month or two. Lets just say if RE6 doesn't sell all 4.5 million copies, retailers will have a serious supply chain problem on their hands and you will find this drop in price much sooner than you'd think just so retailers will have shelf space for something that will actually sell.
@Mika What's wrong with you? stop supporting shitty generic games.
So much hate for this game that it makes me wonder how much people even played it?!? RE6- Hated for changing to much. COD- Hated for being too much of the same. Poor, poor, developers... There is literally no pleasing anybody these days....
capcom Employer doing his job lol
To each their own, but you sound like a PR for Capcom.
Hopefully not a lot Reviewers finally grow a pair and give the game the score it dreserves for once so it will give Capcom a wake up call but its not going to do any good at the end of the day if all Capcom sees is amazing sales...they're ignorant so if it gets high sales they will pretend the games a success and ignore complints the game got. They're proud like that....funny since its the same for most Japanese developers Btw ignore Mika...this is the girl who wants co-op in a RE2 remake
Sigh... Carl. Can you honestly answer this questioN. Did you even play the game? You and alot of other people are bashing the game when they haven't even played it. That i really don't respect. What complaints? The only complaints I have about the game is the cover system and chris campaign. Other than that. This game is great. It has alot of content and It just great co-op game.
@Mika I played the demo and thought it was utter crap. I'm not buying this game. Might play it at some point down the line.
I think the real question here Mika is have you played the old ones or even enjoyed them for what they were. Ive played the two demos like many others which comes to six missions in total and have seen all the trailers, gameplay footage of it...and theres a lot so yes I can judge it. Are you so in denial about this...the only complaints were those two...Mika read the reviews theres a lot more then just those two complaints
-Mika- is right, kind of. Everyone is saying this game but these are also the people that are saying they'll never buy it. I'm all up for blindly hating on something just because everyone else on the internet does too /s Give the game a chance, it's not the best Resident Evil game ever but it's certainly not a bad game (except Chris' section ¬_¬) I await your downvotes, although I implore you to all try the game, just try, rent, borrow or steal if you have to. It would just be nice to hear hate from people that isn't blind, unjustified rage.
"I think the real question here Mika is have you played the old ones or even enjoyed them for what they were." To be fair, what does that have to do with anything? The fact is, Mika happened to enjoy RE6.
Once again logic wins, I don't get how people can't grasp this concept. Play game, enjoy, don't enjoy. You can compare it to every game under the sun or you can see it for what it is.
@LOGIC because if you havent played the old ones then how can you defend the new ones and say there better. It makes you one sided at the end of the day, especialy if shes going on herself about playing one before talking about it. Besides most of the people who defend RE6 are the ones who never liked or played on the old ones.
"Btw ignore Mika...this is the girl who wants co-op in a RE2 remake" ...Are you serious!?
@Carl: I have played and loved all (most, didn't like survivor 2 or dead aim) Resident Evil games since the PlayStation one. No one here is saying that 6 is better than any of the others. Well, I'm not, 4 stays as my all time favourite and then Nemesis. ALTHOUGH! I do think Resident Evil 6 is a good game. If you go in with an open mind and try not to think of the older games then it's a great game. Sure it's fast paced and the cover system is next to nothing but those aren't necessarily bad things. I can understand that you don't like it for it's 'lack of horror' but if you actually played the game you'd find it's a heck of alot scarier than RE5. I don't know how else to convey my point here and I'm not trying to say your opinion is wrong (no one can say that) all I am trying to do is refute your statement about people defending RE6 never played or liked the original games because that is simply not true. Sorry. I'd say you should give it a shot though, but you seem like you really don't want to so I wont :3
I think both Carl and Mika make good points. Obviously if you enjoy the classic Resident Evil games you are not going to be fond of 6. On the other hand, if have never played or enjoyed the classic ones then you might have a good time with this. But seriously, the damage has been done. Capcom made their money, now it's time to see if the negative reaction from the critics will do anything to change Capcom's ways. Obviously the fans don't really amount to much to them.
"because if you havent played the old ones then how can you defend the new ones and say there better." When did Mika say that the new ones were better than the old ones? Btw, I enjoyed RE1-5, despite the fact that 4 and 5 took a new direction. My disdain for RE6 doesn't have as much to do with it's direction as much as it does with the fact that the game itself sucks due to floaty controls, clunky character movement, and lack of challenge.
@ Carl, or maybe there are hardcore RE fans that actually enjoy the game , even if its not what they were hoping for. Maybe they just want to play it for the story, whatever floats their boat. It's all preference. And one more thing, are you ever positive? I only ever see you commenting negative things. (Not a personal attack)
"Did you even play the game? You and alot of other people are bashing the game when they haven't even played it. That i really don't respect" I suppose the reviewers didn't play it either, in your head? Pretty convenient fanboy tactic; just close your eyes and pretend like you're the only person on the planet to have played the game and are thus the only person allowed to judge it.
"The only complaints I have about the game is the cover system" Cover system? wtf, since when did Resident Evil need a cover system? I honestly didnt know that, knowing that alone is enough for me to NOT want to play Res6
@LOGIC Shes said it before look at her past comments, come on mate this is Mika we're talking about @Killerpwned Not even lying look at her comment history http://n4g.com/news/1089942... @Ausrogo " I only ever see you commenting negative things. (Not a personal attack) " Positive about RE6....why would I be
***I await your downvotes, although I implore you to all try the game, just try, rent, borrow or steal if you have to. It would just be nice to hear hate from people that isn't blind, unjustified rage.*** Don't worry, most people who are fans of RE will likely try it. But damn it if I'm going to pay $60 to play a game that has received such low scores.
@carl So what if she likes the game. What if I like the game what if I don't what the hell difference does it make to you. Nothing!
There you have it. An average game that is selling really well beyond what reviewers said. I lol at people saying the game sucks but they ended buying it. Like my friends at PSN. Last nigth I had 25 friends connected and almost all of them were playing RE 6. That gives CAPCOM the same message COD brings to ACTIVISION... no matter how good the game end being as long as it sells who gives a CRAP!!! A shame if you ask me.
In reality, it doesn't really matter how many is sold to the consumers. Publishers make all of their money from units shipped to the retailer, the only time they make anything on sales is if you buy it directly from then. Bargain bins could be filled with Resident Evil 6 copies, it doesn't really matter to Capcom, they are already made bank.
I don't get it... EVERYBODY hates how RE series have turned into! And yet... it manages to sell 4.5 million copies. WTF people?! YOU! (the 4.5 million) are the reason why the rest 10 million RE fans will never get the game we want!
There is no way in hell that there are 10 million people waiting to go back to tank controls and fetch puzzles. The excuse for 5 selling so well is that it was the first RE this gen. With 6 outdoing it, it's time to admit there might just be people who like the new style.
Given the terrible reviews from critics and gamers, im wondering how many of the copies of RE6 will wind up buried in the desert next to the Atari E.T. game that failed miserably in the 80's
Kind of like FF13. Sold so much, yet was disliked. "-Mika-" judt doesnt understand that high sales doesnt mean people like the game. I never expected -Mika- to udnerstand, seeing as -Mika- has an FF13 avatar
people need to get over resident evil 4, seriously. i never played it but i loved re5, played the shit out of it. and im sure if re6 isnt exactly the same as re5 i will be disapointed /sarcasm.
this will be in bargain bin very soon
It's definitely not going to reach a second shipment.
...and only 4.2 million were returned once they saw the game.
Doesn't really matter. Game will be a success on Capcom's reports already. That said might have harmed the RE brand long-term. We'll have to see!
The bargain bin will be full.
I hear there still space available next to E.T. Atari.
Again Keyword "Shipped". Shake my head. It's not like people bought those from the retailers already. It's probably in the warehouse collecting dust. XD
Yeah, my brother-in-law was at a midnight launch party and almost everyone was there for NBA 2K13. Barely anybody even know that RE6 was releasing that night.
Though you may be right (and you are), most people simply don't realize that even if this isn't sell through (to consumers), it's still sell through none the less. People preordered this game in a good enough number for retailers to take notice, and buy this many copies in anticipation. Another thing people don't realize is generally preorder sales make up only about 30% or so of the total sales of a game. A ton of people either don't like to reserve games for whatever reason, or just forget to, or whatever their reason may be. So you can bet this game will sell well. If not on name alone. I have only just started playing this game today. Sure, Operation Raccoon City was pretty garbage. But every main title in the series has been a blast and I have loved them all. And I see no reason to skip this one. So I am giving them the benefit of the doubt. If it sucks (which so far it's pretty good), then maybe i'll think twice when 7 releases. In my opinion don't trust reviews, trust your own opinions. Listen to what your head tells you about past games and what you thought of them. Not this bull shit trend the internet has been on a high of lately of hating on ANYTHING that changes to their dislike. Its getting old.
@Burning_Finger I'm not going to pretend I know what I'm talking about, no it is just conjecture of my part but, don't retailers pay for every single unit that is sent their way? Or does Capcom just send them for free? It seems to me that money was already made independent of how many customers buy it from retailers from now on. The way I see it, we, core fanbase, are already fucked. If capcom achieved those numbers with this kind of mediocre game even after all the bad reviews and fan backlash, than what we see in part 6 is what we will see in the next entry as well. There's no need for them to go back to their roots or listen to the old fanbase. Our cry will fall on deaf ears.
HAHAHAHA suck it haters.
SHIPPED. That is just how many were sent to retailers, not how many consumers bought. It could have sold under a quarter million for all we know.
Was anybody really surprised? its a resident evil sequel. No matter how bad it is it will sell a lot for the brand alone.
Now how about the number of people who regret buying it? Is that around 3 million probably?
Like it or not , but alot of people *DO* enjoy the game .
Seems like a one man army.
How far have the greats fallen.
Lol even when I went to GameStop to cancel the pre order the manager said wait a couple of weeks and it will be in the 5 dollar bin haha
Congrats to Capcom for a great success! I love the game, cant wait to see where they take it in the future. Now all I need is some of that DLC!
4.5 million SHIPPED, meaning the number retailers got on release day was 4.5 million. This does not mean 4.5 million were sold so no, no congrats to be given until the "sold" numbers come out.
Oh please! We all know this site lives off "shipped" numbers. Do we not remember the whole 5 million Uncharted 3 units "shipped" when it launched? People were giving congrats out left and right for that. Obviously stores wanted that much, so I'm sure they will do well with it. I know I bought the game, had 20 people on my Xbox Live friends list playing it.
chunky you know they dont wanna here that!!! Anybody here know anything else about uncharted 3 since then? they been giving it away with 160gb ps3. Anyway glad it shipped so many. 2 million sold easy continue on capcom. Ill start playing it tomorrow or later tonight I havent decided just finished shadows of the damn like and hour ago
yea MS does it too not for a year straight tho lol. And vgchartz cant be trusted. sony hasnt said anything since. Gear and halo make 3 million week 1 not over a years' time. I have uncharted 1-3 and will get GA as soon as AC vita is released. Whole point is it was alucid tried doing the whole shipped vs sold and chunky got him... got him good. you and people like you been hating on this game.. now all you can do is whine lol
wow still using vgchartz lol. you actually think UCGA sold with a ratio of 75 percent with the vita. You really on something now. I never said MS didnt do it still sold 3+ million within a week not a year. And halo3 was 5 million in the first week. also the article isnt even about uncharted you probably mad uncharted was up staged by this re6 and you cant cope