Submitted by Smurf1 707d ago | news

Resident Evil 6's "weakened" sales causes Capcom to lower its earnings for the current FY

GC: Capcom had originally targeted 7 million sales for Resident Evil 6, and based on its predecessor’s sales of 6 million, that seemed possible. (Industry, PC, PS3, Resident Evil 6, Xbox 360)

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Smurf1  +   707d ago
So the reviews did manage to screw this game. I guess this is one time we can say brand power means nothing.
matgrowcott  +   707d ago
At 11% off, my guess is that we're talking high pre-owned sales, which nullifies the need of bringing further runs onto the market (no money for Capcom) and makes the pre-owned price plummet.

Reviews don't have much to do with it. Capcom not giving much reason to keep hold of it - no announced DLC, no real PvP mode, glitches and issues at launch - is probably the bigger problem, matched only with a pretty rapidly plummeting trade-in value.

EDIT: It all makes for a very pleasing headline and it's going to get hot in here, but this isn't justice and it's certainly no indicator that the devs should return to the classic RE style (the opposite may be true). Take it for what it probably means over what you wished it did.
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AsimLeonheart  +   707d ago
Well, it is justice for us old Resident Evil fans. The bottomline is that the game was bad and that it underperformed. This is a good lesson for CAPCOM and I hope they will learn it. They should return to the series roots if they do not want the franchise to lose any more sales and fans. They need to stop chasing after money and their very own COD dream.
Imalwaysright  +   707d ago
People that dont read reviews generally dont know if there is or isnt announced DLC.
matgrowcott  +   707d ago

I've written a very long article on this: http://matgrowcott.com/resi...

It's in no way justice for old school Resi Evil fans, unless your idea of justice is that "this didn't appeal to me so I'm glad they've not done as well as they thought they would."

It still massively outsold almost everything in the original RE series, certainly everything from Nemesis. If it's selling well pre-owned, at a sub £20 price, that says more about how games are sold than it does about where the series is going.


That's neither here nor there. It's a case of Capcom not delivering more on top of a single player experience, not about how much people know about the future of the game.
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   707d ago
I think the biggest problem is that it was just a bad game.
A poor effort for the guys that like to just shoot things and a poor effort for the fans that actually wanted a Resident Evil game.
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Kurt Russell  +   707d ago
"Crap game gets crap sales" would be a more fitting title.
jc48573  +   707d ago
should've canceled Lost Planet 3 instead of Mega Man Legends 3.
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Ultr  +   707d ago
what the h....
ritsuka666  +   707d ago
Resident Evil brand is crappy now. That shows how CAPCOM was wrong about Broshooting fest №6. Maybe next gen it will be a horror game again.
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   707d ago
Maybe next gen we will actual have a decent amount of horror games to play instead of about 3.
We were so rich with horror games the last 2 gens.
Horror doesn't sell as much as COD so basically it just got scrapped by Capcom because of that.
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ShaunCameron  +   706d ago
And there's your reason why Capcom opted for more action in the last 2 main RE games. Survival-horror = small market. Action/FP-TP Shooter = big market. And they were not gonna waste their time, money and resources on a genre that barely has any fans especially when they're spending A LOT. That's not to say they won't make survival-horror games. It is to say that if they do make them, they're gonna have to set the budget and their sales expectations accordingly which is what they did with RE:R for the 3DS.

@ ritsuka666

I'm not gonna hold my breath for that.
ErazorDJ  +   707d ago
Next Capcom failure: Devil May Cry
caseh  +   707d ago
They've been clever with that ball though by passing it to NT to develop. When the inevitable backlash is felt its NT who will take the flak, Capcom will get a slap on the wrist but won't be held directly accountable. :)
FarCryLover182  +   707d ago
Even though the new DmC is not what people wanted (me included), it sure as day is going to be leaps and bounds better than RE6.
doogiebear  +   706d ago
Yeah, but they'll be held FINANCIALLY responsible to their investors, and THAT is something that will screw Capcom and their soon to be fired, no-talent-having directors/employee's.
lizard81288  +   706d ago
People are already complaining about the mechanics of the game too, rather than just looks (from the demo). That doesn't bold well either. The dev shrug it off though, because he is a douche (forgot his name).
Old McGroin  +   707d ago
It's their own fault, by their own admission Capcom tried to go down the Call Of Duty road to try and pull in some of that series' fans but only succeeded in letting down fans of Resident Evil while Call Of Duty fans just continued to play Call Of Duty! Idiots. Because of this I'd imagine they'll have to completely reboot Resident Evil and bring it back to it's survival horror roots. Here's hoping!

Usually I would be a day one buyer of Resi but due to the rotten reviews I just borrowed it off my brother a few days ago. I tried searching for a co-op game to join for Chris' section 1 and received no matches at all. And that was a search with All Regions selected! Same with Jake's campaign but Leon seems to have a couple of players.
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memots  +   706d ago
I don't see the call of duty reference with RE6.

Is it a Military shooter ? No
Is it a First person shooter ? No
Did it have multiplayer that let you call a recon plane when you get 3 kill streak ? No
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   706d ago
Skills = Perks

Chris's Campaign = Need I say more.

And Capcom said that they changed the game's direction to aim at Call Of Duty players......
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Old McGroin  +   706d ago
@ memots

Have a look at this article: http://www.gamasutra.com/vi...

One of the producers at Capcom basically says that the market for survival horror is too small and that they headed in the action direction to counter this, and he mentions Call Of Duty in the process.
FarCryLover182  +   706d ago
I don't know why devs and pubs keep trying to get the "COD audience." Most of these people only buy COD each year.
eferreira  +   707d ago
bought operation raccoon city for 25 and the game is pretty fun. didn't understand the hate for that one. Lots still playing online too
bryam1982  +   707d ago
Good bye to another great saga just like ff saga the re saga is is goin downhill
dark-hollow  +   707d ago
F**K you capcom if you didn't see this coming.
Nerdmaster  +   707d ago
I guess it's true that when you try to please everybody, you end up pleasing nobody.

I really liked RE6, but I admit that most part of Chris' campaign I played through just to open Ada's campaign.
batguyz  +   706d ago
Played the demo and i knew it was going to be crap! the Leon part is somewhat okay as it tries to keep the survival thing in there but still it aint no RE4.
When i played Chris part of the demo i have to confess, i was lost with the controls, I then started to play chris part like COD... get it...paying resident evil like COD..yes it was that bad.

Go back to the old survival horror capcom, both re5 and now re6 suck big time, if you want to get more action into the franchise then look no further than re4, it was paced perfectly and had the most balance.
Heisenburger  +   706d ago
Is anyone else aroused?!

Just me?

*walks away in shame*
ILive  +   706d ago
The Resident evil 6 dislike band wagon will of course come in full force to a resident evil 6 article. The game is actually entertaining. Isn't that all that matters? What I am trying to say is that some people actually like it. The game just released anyway. I believe it already sold a couple million. 7 million sales is still plausible given time. Also, I don't know how Capcom is selling out when they are trying to evolve a series in which they created mostly because of fan complaints. But look at where we are again.

Like all games, Resident evil 6 isn't perfect. It is, however, far from being terrible. But here is a great advice: stop complaining!
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lizard81288  +   706d ago
Nope, it is bad, and Capcom hasn't been listening to the fans at all. They just ignore them, but that is standard protocol for any Capcom made game.


But yeah, It looks bad. People wanted more horror, but more of an action game with sloppy controls and camera issues.

Maybe playing the game itself is survival horror, lol
Treian  +   706d ago
sweet justice. now make a real horror game, Capcom.
RandomDude655  +   702d ago

"Hey Heavy Rain was cool...let's do that
Hey COD was cool...let's do that
Hey Left 4 Dead was cool....let's do that
Hey Demon/Dark Souls was cool...let's do that"

Severe lack of focus/innovation absolutely ruined any chance that this game had of being decent.

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