Submitted by Smurf1 305d ago | news

Dead Rising series total sales figures revealed

Capcom have revealed Dead Rising series sales via their annual report. (Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Case West, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

dboyc310  +   305d ago
And here is the reason why it went exclusive. The series isn't as big as people want it to make it seem. If it was a big franchise then it would be a different story but since it was selling mediocre for being in multiple platforms it just didn't cut it.
Bigpappy  +   305d ago
Sounds like a better reason to make it multi-plat. If it doesn't sell enough on one console, may he having it on 2 or more will sell MORE copies. No?
dboyc310  +   305d ago
Microsoft is funding Dead Rising 3. So yea it failed selling a lot in multiple consoles so I'm pretty sure a sequel is only being made because of Microsoft specifically. Similar to what Nintendo is doing with Bayonetta
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Lalanana  +   305d ago

Your logic is just wow.. I can't..I just can't..

This is what happens when people troll and have no idea what they are talking about.

mikeslemonade  +   305d ago
Mediocrity is what happens when games go multiplatform. I will give you an example with the Final Fantasy , Resident Evil, DMC, and etc.

Whatever the case may be, Dead Rising is multiplatform up-res current gen shovelware.
ABizzel1  +   304d ago

Normally that is true, but since it's a 1 - 2 million seller it's easier for Microsoft to offer Capcom $30 - $60 million to make the game exclusive for the Xbox One. If it was a bigger game that price would jump to get it exclusive.
awi5951  +   304d ago
Dont forget mass effect 2 where they made your choices in the other games mean nothing for the ps3 version. The choices you make in mass effect one should majorly effect mass effect 3 but they dont because of the ps3 versions. Too tell the truth the first game sets the whole story for the game. Masseffect 2 means nothing story wise because they had to make the choices non important for the ps 3 late comers so that killed the series.
mushroomwig  +   305d ago
To be honest that kind of logic doesn't make any sense, a franchise struggles to sell on multiple platforms so their answer is to limit it to one platform?

I wish this game the best of luck, I hope it sells enough for the franchise to continue, but judging by the pre-orders..well, we'll see.
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majiebeast  +   305d ago
Im some cases exclusivity works in the developers favor they get more media coverage.
iamnsuperman  +   305d ago
No necessarily. Microsoft clearly sees a potential for it if it has the right guidance and Capcom needs money. It is much easier to use an existing franchise (no matter how poorly it sells) than a new ip ( cheaper). It is a new thing and it will happen more this next generation (Bayonetta is another example of this)
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Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   305d ago
Its a mediocre series at best Imo i actually finished part 1 and 2 btw.. It gets repetitive and theres not much to it and i firmly believe Dr3 will come to pc just like alan wake , mark of the ninja (Published by Ms) ect .

Oh and Capcom BADLY need money also.
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Lalanana  +   305d ago
No, Try again with this logic
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Fireseed  +   305d ago
Small series sales. But damn do I love these games! Played SO many hours of 1 and been playing co-op with my buddy since it was released for free with Games for Gold, can't wait to pick up 3
christocolus  +   305d ago
i enjoyed the first one too...really fun title...looking forward to part3.
RDENNY2B  +   305d ago
I'm Pre ordering DR 3 on Tuesday so Yeh +1 to that pre order list :)
& this game will sell but it won't out sell as The other Deadrising Games did simply because not everyone who's planning on getting an Xbox one is getting an Xbox One on The 22, so next year the numbers will be better.
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LordDhampire  +   305d ago
This is what makes me so mad, Im at 3 bubble because I said a comments about how everyone is all about throwing out the dead rising name and how its exclusive again...when clearly none of them have probably ever bought or played the game.

I've loved this series since it was 360 exclusive and advocated the series and no one wanted to give it a chance then.
WeAreLegion  +   305d ago
Love this series. Shame I won't be able to play a new one for awhile. Please make 4 multi-plat, if Capcom is even around then.
ANIALATOR136  +   305d ago
the first was a fantastic game but I never bothered with 2 and I dont think i'll bother with 3 either
MightyNoX  +   305d ago
First one was good, inspired even...second one, not so much.
mhunterjr  +   305d ago
I think the weight of Microsoft's advertising arm could give the sites the shot in the arm it needs. Capcom as a whole has been struggling..

Dead Rising is a good series, and coming out at launch will get it plenty of extra attention. Not to mention it will provide the only open world experience in either console (until gtav gets ported)
boribori831  +   305d ago
Assassins creed
mhunterjr  +   305d ago
True... not sure how I forgot about that...
LoveSpuds  +   305d ago
I personally enjoyed the first game for the first 5 hours or so and then the save system started to really grate along with the time limits etc.

The second game was more of the same but lost some of its quirkiness that made me try and persevere with the first game but I just never took to DR2.

The third game looks to have moved from the daftness even more and has feels like it is going for a semi serious vibe this time. I have to say I even less interest this time around.

I feel like the fact that it gives MS fans an exclusive to talk about is the only reason it is enjoying so much popularity this time around. I guess this might work in the games favour this time around but then, I would suggest there are much better games to spend your money on at launch so it is quite a tough one to predict.
boribori831  +   305d ago
Just cancel your account bro
LoveSpuds  +   305d ago
Erm - not sure what you are talking about squire?

Just sharing my opinion of the Dead Rising series. Like I said I enjoyed the gameplay but didn't like the time restraints and save system.

I now feel that with each iteration they move further away from the comic boob style silliness of the original.

I haven't come out and just slated the games, I have explained why I have my opinion. I am not saying it is more or less valid than anyone elses, this is just a discussion, right?

Trouble with this site is that people like you are immediately on the defensive and cannot hold a grown up discussion.

I still feel that being an exclusive could go either way for this title, with exclusivity making it wildly popular or that limiting the game to one console could severely hurt it.

Like I said originally its a tough one to predict!

By all means come back with your own opinions, I would be interested to hear them - or you can act like a tool and use your bubbles to raise pointless comments.
badboy776  +   304d ago
I've been saying this about the Xbox one Launch Line-Up.

1.Dead Rising series-Sucks
2.Ryse-Good Graphics Buttin Masher
3.Forza 5. Forza 4 with better graphics
Evil_Ryu  +   304d ago
atleast we have launch games what do you have ...knack
badboy776  +   304d ago
KNack-platformer for kids
Injustice Gods Among Us-Eclusive to PS4 better than KIller instinct!

Free-to-play games-DC universe,PlanetSide 2,Warframe,WarThunder,BlackLig ht:Retribution etc....
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