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Dead Rising 3 sales rise to 1.2m as Capcom enjoys profit boost

Eurogamer: Xbox One launch title Dead Rising 3 has now sold 1.2m copies, Capcom has said.

Reporting its financial year ending 31st March 2014, the Japanese company highlighted its zombie kill 'em up alongside the PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360 version of Resident Evil Revelations and Nintendo 3DS game Monster Hunter 4 as million-sellers. (3DS, Dead Rising 3, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, Industry, Lost Planet 3, PC, PS3, Resident Evil Revelations, Wii U, Xbox One)

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CaEsAr-  +   642d ago
Good for them. Now please don't ruin RE7, I've only little hope left for the series.
MrSwankSinatra  +   642d ago
The irony you have little hope but RE6 had a viral marketing campaign called "No Hope Left". Dude Resident Evil is dead there is literally no hope left for that series.
Bundi  +   642d ago
Maybe it will come back as a zombie.
badboy776  +   642d ago
Knack outsold Dead Rising 3.
The only must have so far this gen in my opinion, and it's on XBOX One not PS4. Yet, I still bought a PS4 instead of an XBOX one, tough decision but I think I made the right choice. It still sucks though, not having Dead Rising 3.
Ck1x  +   642d ago
RE needs a reboot!
It needs to get back to that eerie isolation horror.
Concertoine  +   641d ago
Knack was bundled in japan.
Grap  +   641d ago
i don't see how Knack relevant to this article. Try Harder next time troll.
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sonarus  +   641d ago
Resident evil as a series isn't dead. Just because they had a small stumble in RE6 doesn't automatically discredit the excellent work they did with RE 1-5. At least let them fail a few more times before you can credibly call the series completely dead.

1.2 million is good sales for dead rising considering the install base. Wow if knack sold better then i am shocked. Didn't expect anything beyond 500k realistically. Even if bundled in Japan i still consider that impressive. Its not like PS4 is lighting up Japan anyways
MrSwankSinatra  +   641d ago
@bundi a zombie is a dead decaying human being, resident evil as a series is already dead and decaying, so in saying that RE is already a zombie

@sonarus A SMALL STUMBLE??? lol I think your being delusional if you honestly believe that. Ever since re4 resident evil as a series has progressively became worse and worse.
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mikeslemonade  +   641d ago
1. Dead Rising 3 is not a must have game. It's a broken up-res last gen game. They didn't even up the frame rate haha. It drops to 12 frames a second.

2. RE5 and RE6 has killed the series figuratively. The series is over the hill like Halo is. It's not dead, it will sell, but it will be mediocre to average.
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Knushwood Butt  +   640d ago
Knack was bundled in Japan, for about a month after launch. You can't get that bundle now.
avengers1978  +   640d ago
To those who say knack was bundled in japan, does that mean TitanFall sales don't count cause it's still bundled with XB1, just curious.

OT: good for capcom, good for the series, I'm sure that game helped push a few XB1s
Concertoine  +   640d ago
Of course they do. So does Knack's.
Its just unfair to bundle a game that wasn't bundled to a game that was bundled with every console at launch in Japan. Are you saying it isn't?
avengers1978  +   640d ago
@concertoine I'm saying that everyone counts bundled games as games sold, Nintendo, Sony, and MS, all do it.
And be honest with yourself Knack probably would have done good numbers in Japan anyway. The only reason it was bundled was to give the Japanese gamers something for making them wait for the PS4.

But you want a fair comparison KZ:SF outsold DR3, and Ryse combined
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Concertoine  +   640d ago
Oops, excuse my flub. I meant to say its unfair to conpare a bundled game to a non bundled one. There was literally no other ps4 at the japanese launch other than the one bundled with Knack, so why would it be fair to compare a game standing on its own than one that everyone in Japan HAD to buy if they wanted a ps4. You think that's fair? Is you bringing up a completely different (and fair) comparison proof that you don't, but just don't care to admit it?
And yeah, those are impressive sales figures for KZ:SF, fully deserved too.
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Dark11  +   642d ago
I know RE is ruined but it's far from dead
RE6 is the 3rd most selling game in capcom history.
ceedubya9  +   642d ago
I actually enjoyed the game. I think the expectations of what a resident evil game should be hurt its acceptance more so than the actual game itself. The game was flawed, but fun, imo.
jc48573  +   642d ago
Resident Revelations finally got 1 million?
insomnium2  +   641d ago
I kinda enjoyed revelations on my PS3. My gosh Jill sure has a nice *ss.
Perjoss  +   641d ago
I admire your stamina, most people gave up after RE4. Personally I liked 5 but I totally understand why most fans didn't like it.
WitWolfy  +   641d ago
I loved RE 5, saying killing black people in Africa is racist is like getting mad by saying you killing Muslims in the middle east.

God I hate that race card crap.
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randomass171  +   641d ago
If they have an ounce of respect for their fans then MAYBE RE7 will be somewhat decent.
F4sterTh4nFTL  +   642d ago
They need a lot more profit boosts to improve their financial situation.
randomass171  +   641d ago
Agreed. But thankfully Capcom hasn't done much to piss off fans lately. With any luck they'll actually buckle down and make a new Mega Man game.
christocolus  +   642d ago
Good for them...hope they keep doing better.
XiSasukeUchiha  +   642d ago
Hopefully, now Capcom has learn their mistakes, and RE7 will be perfect.
u got owned  +   642d ago
I don't understand why cant they go back to the first Resident Evil Formula more horror/suspense less action/shoot everything in your path.
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ScubaSteve1  +   642d ago
Cause those games weren't scary snd tank controls
cfc78  +   641d ago
Take no notice of ScubaSteve1 only thing that scares him is a mirror as for Resident Evil im in total agreement with you bring back the days when the name and the game actually made sense.
dota2champion  +   641d ago
Capcom wants the COD sales
randomass171  +   641d ago
@u got owned Honestly I hope they take steps to accommodate both kinds of RE fans. I like the older games but I loved RE4. That game was just good fun with a lot of creepy action. I want more of that.
rakentaja  +   642d ago
Enjoyed the story co op with a friend but unfortunately the game is too easy .. even in Nightmare Mode. In Normal I didn't die once and in Nightmare just one time and even then, I forgot to look how much lives I have. Boss fights were ridiculous also.
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Palitera  +   642d ago
Agreed. Only played normal mode this far, but it is very very easy.

On the other hard, it is very very fun. I'm loving everything about this game. I'm also glad I waited for the patches to play it. The performance 100% smooth.
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cfc78  +   642d ago
Great game really enjoyed it petty i can't say the same about the dlc,£8.00 each should of been more like £4.00.
truefan1  +   642d ago
Since no one else will mention I will, DR3 sold 1.2 million on XB1, that is fantastic. 4 exclusive games have sold over 1 million on XB1, DR3, Ryse, Forza, and Titanfall. That is great support, keep it up XB1 gamers.
bleedsoe9mm  +   642d ago
DR3 is way underrated its a great game
candy_mafia  +   641d ago
Yup I agree...

Xbox One players are known as being very supportive in terms of purchasing games for their systems.

1.2 million is a really decent figure considering it's released on a new platform, and the install base is still in it's infancy.

I have PS4, X1 and Wii U...all awesome consoles to support. I really don't know how I'm going to cope, but I just love gaming :)
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Concertoine  +   641d ago
All xbox owners. The 360, with inflated sales from technical issues, and 2 million less than ps3 total, still has more software sales than the ps3. That's impressive.
Patrick_pk44  +   641d ago
@Concertoine Impressive, but the 360 has been out one year longer, while the PS3 is almost caught up. Don't forget the 360 also had terrible exclusives when compared to the PS3. Impressive indeed.
Concertoine  +   641d ago
So? The lesser selling console still had a higjer attach ratio, to the point where it eclipsed the one that sold millions more. And what does exclusive games have to do with this? If they mattered wouldn't the ps3 have better software sales, far better. Because i dont have an exclusive, i'll buy 2 games rather than one?
I love when blatant bias gets cornered. One second they claim the 360's sales are inflated by tens of millions, the next theyre making excuses as to why the xbox fanbase clearly buy more games. Im not even a fanboy, im just pointing out a fact.
dantesparda  +   641d ago
Yeah and? KZ has sold over 2.1 million, Infamous around 1.2+m and Knack around 1.04m. And that is also great support then, keep it up PS4 gamers. (EuWW! i feel dirty saying that. I dont cheerlead companies.)
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CorndogBurglar  +   641d ago
Clearly you do.
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Shnooze  +   641d ago
What exactly does that have to do with Dead Rising 3?
randomass171  +   641d ago
Nothing wrong at all with talking about Xbox One games doing well. It goes to show that PS4 is a stellar hit but not without some good old fashioned competition.
Jazz4108  +   641d ago
What people don't realize is the ps4 has a larger install base and should sell more of there titles. If you do the math that is not happening. With the amount of ps4s and ones in the wild the one is selling software at a much better clip including tianfall compared to infamous. They are almost even and the one is in 14 coun tries has almost 3 million less machines out there and the ps4 is in at least 50 countries. Titan fall on a statistical average destroyed infamous as well as Dead rising. This is very good for ms and this is the only logical way to look at it when you compare apples to apples. Its like last gen when sony fans yelled about ms year head start. Sony fans had a point just as I do here. I can take the time to work the statistics out but its not even close. Ms has a big lead in software sold per comparable units. Ms has nothing to be upset about and are doing great. I hope both company's have a great gen and a great e3 that benifits us gamers. Dead rising is a great game btw and everyone should play it. SunsetOverdrive looks to have a lot of the same tone and Its going to be great for us xbox owners.
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Tedakin  +   640d ago
Titanfall will eventually break 2 million on Xbone alone. I thought Forza already did. Could be wrong.
Darkfist  +   642d ago
of course they enjoys profit boost, they didnt wast any money on it.
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DEEBO  +   642d ago
this was my 1st xbox one game.
Clown_Syndr0me  +   642d ago
This was my first X1 game and I loved it. However the DLC was terrible and wasn't worthy of the game.
Kribwalker  +   642d ago
Fantastic fun game, well done over 1 million. I had so much fun with this game, especially with the steamroller bike
HugoDrax  +   642d ago
I truly enjoyed Dead Rising 3, hopefully this warrants a part 4 :-). Pic of my Dead Rising 3 progress below, still working on 100% completion.
randomass171  +   641d ago
If Capcom is delighted by the game's performance then we will more than likely see another installment. I'll be surprised if we don't. ;)
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Meltic  +   642d ago
Good now send it too ps4 ffs
candy_mafia  +   642d ago
Dead Rising 3's 1.2 million sold is just under 1/3 of the entire X1 install base!

...So pretty frickin' amazing IMO :)
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insomnium2  +   641d ago
If you compare those sales to say R:FOM and Motorstorm sales onPS3 when it launched they are kinda bleak iirc. There aren't that many games to choose from so sales should be better with the few great games.
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MasterD919  +   641d ago
I loved Dead Rising 3! It actually adapted and evolved from DR1 & DR2 into something far greater than anticipated.

They kept the comical humor but somehow changed the tone, and it really fits the game. Not to mention having the hundreds of zombies on screen is absurdly awesome as you plow through them with two chainsaw swords! Only in Dead Rising...

I haven't played the DLC, but I am waiting on a sale to snatch them up, despite being "let-downs" according to reviews and gamers opinions...
patrik23  +   641d ago
Great sales if we know there are only 4 million xbox one sold.
Tedakin  +   640d ago
25% is a huge install base.
N8  +   641d ago
Such a dissapoiting game IMO. I got this game and titanfall and I love the Dead Rising series. This game is a jittery mess it plays like crap the online doesn't work. I'm so disappointed.
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Dlacy13g  +   641d ago
I could see this game going into Games with Gold at some point this year. Such a good game.
lemoncake  +   641d ago
I have played all of the dead rising games and this one was probably the best one so far. While its not the best game ever made it is a good launch title that i had quite a bit of fun playing over the holiday season.
kewlkat007  +   641d ago
First game I beat on theONE. Pretty good attach rate as well. It will continue to sell as more gamers upgrade from x360
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candy_mafia  +   641d ago
We traded Dead Rising 3 few months back after completing the main game (didn't really try DLC), but I kinda miss it now. Especially since Dying Light has been delayed 'til Feb 2015 ;(

I've played the heck out of Zombie U, and I still have the excellent Dead Nation on PS4, but it's a top down view, and I need to be in the middle of the action.

DR3 re-ordered and (hopefully) making its way to my residence by Monday :))))

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Hazmat13  +   641d ago
man i should look into getting an X1. well maybe i could afford it if i didn't buy chick-fil-a every other day..... nah. time for more food!
josephayal  +   641d ago
I'm glad for Capcom, They would have sold more if they made for PS4 and Wii u etc etc
SITH  +   640d ago
Good, now make an xbox one version of steel battalion!
GiantEnemyCrab  +   640d ago
DR3 is such a fun game! Congrats Capcom!
Tedakin  +   640d ago
Dead Rising 3 was the best next gen launch title. Yup... even at 720p 30fps! Bring on Dead Rising 4.
zpoc  +   640d ago
i agree. i actually really liked shadow fall, a lot more than the general consensus at least, but dr3 is the next-gen exclusive i've had the most fun with so far.
sdozzo  +   640d ago
Dark Souls 2 banged that out in three weeks.
zpoc  +   640d ago
yeah, on 2 platforms, both with install bases 20 times larger than the xbox one's. what's your point?
pheature  +   640d ago
put the profits into pro evo as you can challenge fifa rite now as fifa is getting like call of duty, the same stuff dished out over and over wit no competition.
dont get me wrong i like fifa, but ea always take the easy way becus no comp...please be wise and forget bout res
ThichQuangDuck  +   640d ago
Bring it to PC please I would buy
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