Resident Evil 6 Targeted To Be Capcom’s Best-Selling Game Ever

Capcom estimates that Resident Evil 6 could ship 7 million units worldwide, which would make it their best-selling game ever.

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Stuart57562358d ago

7,000,001 more like! I'll be bagging me one, best be super good.

simonrope2358d ago

Prepare to be disappointed, capcom.

Dark112358d ago

did RE5 sales disappointed capcom? .. nope
hell even RE:ORC sales where great and that game was pure shit!
so yeah , i think RE6 will be Capcom’s Best-Selling Game.

user54670072358d ago

I know it probably wont happen but if this game fails in sales AND reviews I would love to see the reaction off Capcom

"Bu..bu bu but I don't understand"

Even though they brought it on themselfs since they've ruined RE and everything it was about.

God please let this game fail and give Capcom a wake up call before next gen starts.

Come on guys if you want to really buy this game at least buy it a few weeks after it launches, this helps you aswell as old RE fans because Capcom will hopefully change for the better and this will benefit all of us long term

matgrowcott2358d ago

I don't get your post at all. Surely if the game fails and it's because Capcom have ruined the series, if the game succeeds it's because Capcom have done something right?

And given that the series has increased in popularity over the last couple of entries (certainly since 4), it can only be said that the series is moving in the right direction?

Unless what you MEANT to say is that you're opinion (and the opinion of those that Capcom would say is in the minority) is more important than that of those who have enjoyed the series in recent years?

ddurand12358d ago

sounds like hes a nostalgia filled old timer that doenst like the direction the franchise is heading in.

I can see his point. I wasnt buying the game new either way though.

Straightupbeastly2358d ago

The series hasnt had a chance to see negative momentum until re5. Re5 sold well because it was the first this gen and had hype from previous installments. If capcom thinks they can make a run and gun cover shooter, slap the resident name on it and be successful, they got something else coming

Rainstorm812358d ago

Yea they did something right.......they put Resident Evil on the box.
Thats why it sells, besides sales mean nothing, CoD breaks its own sales records every year, but does the game get better every year?

matgrowcott2358d ago

@Straightupbeastly @raiinstorm81

So if it fails it was because Capcom abandoned the "real" Resident Evil fans, but if it succeeds it can't be because some people enjoy the new series direction.

Look, buy or don't buy - speak with your money. Don't pretend that Capcom don't have a team of market researchers and people who know exactly what's going to sell. They know exactly what they're doing, and they're easily going to hit the 7 million mark. Most of those people will probably even quite enjoy the game, as well.

user54670072358d ago

So you think if a game sells a ton it's automaticaly good


Why do so many people this gen in gaming think it's all about sales.

RE5 sold because of the brand name and because of the popularity fo RE4. RE6 will probably sell well because it's going for the COD crowd, look at the games trailer and gameplays...big explosions, big guns, lots of shooting, jumping on your back and to the side, a cover system, co-op online crap, quick time events it's terrible.

This isn't the sort of thing we should be encouraging in the gaming industry, developers should try making new IPs for there new ideas not tack them onto already exsisting franchises which don't fit the features they want to add.

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matgrowcott2358d ago


This is an article about sales, mate, and you mentioned sales in your post. We're not talking about the quality of the game, we're talking about this selling 7 million copies. You said you wanted the game to fail in a thread about a game selling 7 million copies.

<pretentious sigh>

So what on earth did you think you were talking in terms of when you said you hoped the game would fail? That it'd sell that many copies but nobody would like it? How is that a failure for Capcom?

I don't have a problem with people not liking the direction the series is going in, but don't mistake your personal opinion with the "END OF THE GAMING INDUSTRY," because it's not. The numbers imply more people have played Resident Evil 4 - 5 than the originals and Capcom's actions back that up. It's as simple as that. If there was any chance going back to the old style would retain all but a dedicated few of that group, they'd have done it.

They're not sitting on a gold mine and saying "we just won't bother," they're giving people what they want. Just not people like you.

VanillaBear2358d ago

Well Said Mike

People keep complaining about Capcom yet buy their games if we all stuck together we could change Capcoms outlook on the gaming industry. Together in groups we are strong, look at the ME3 ending campaign...imagine what we could do together with Capcom.

Straightupbeastly2358d ago

Keep dreaming capcom because this game does not appeal to real resident fans. If u don't believe me check the preorders charts. RE6 not even in the top 25

Moby-Royale2358d ago (Edited 2358d ago )

Considering the fact that five is the best selling it would make sense that this would do better. In terms of sales that is.

There haven't been four RE games this gen unlike most popular franchises, so they have that going for them.

But what doesn't add up is the presumption that the name "Resident Evil" holds as much merit as it once did.

Case and point: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. If that doesn't hurt your brand I don't know what would. Game *design wise six seems to have a lot in common with 'coon city, which is harmful to the brand. And we all know why it is harmful.

Sooooo if these two games are pretty simular gameplay wise (though I AM assuming that RE 6 will be better made) and 'coon flopped.... I'm just not sure that I'd be that confident if I was in their shoes...

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