Capcom offers game sales projections

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and Street Fighter X Tekken expected to top 2M, Dragon's Dogma at 1.5M, Dead Rising 2: OTR called at 800K.

Capcom is coming off a banner fiscal year in which profits were more than three-and-a-half times the 12-month period prior, while sales rose 46 percent. The publisher plans to give up some of those gains during its in-progress fiscal year, but it still expects to launch a number of million-unit sellers in the not-so-distant future.

Operation Raccoon City's sales will be sluggish compared to Resident Evil 5.

In an amendment to its full-year earnings report issued last week, Capcom said today that it expects the Slant Six developed Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City to sell 2.5 million units. Due this winter for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, the game will emphasis squad-based combat as players assume the role of an Umbrella Corporation operative. Notably, that figure comes in well below sales of Resident Evil 5, which sold more than 5 million units in less than three months.

Street Fighter X Tekken does not yet have a launch window, but Capcom believes the game will sell about 2 million units, regardless. The Namco Bandai crossover was announced at Comic-Con 2010 for the Xbox 360 and PS3, and it will see fighters from the two franchises entering the same ring.

Dragon's Dogma will be a new intellectual property from Capcom when it launches for the Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2012, and the publisher isn't expecting stellar numbers from the original title. Following its launch early next year, Capcom expects the game will go on to sell 1.5 million units.

However, Capcom is least optimistic about Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, which will be a spin-off of sorts to its mass zombie-slaying action title. Due this fall on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC, the game is expected to shift some 800,000 units.

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32 comments
mdchapel9
mdchapel9

I hope it will also support offline coop.

yixingtpot
yixingtpot

I predict Operation Raccoon City will be a surprise hit. I loved RE Outbreak File 1 and File 2, so this should be a much smoother running game engine with better graphics over Outbreak obviously, so it should catch on and be a blast to play. Hunters, lickers, zombies... great fun. You can play online or offline with a team of 4 just like Outbreak.

DesertLynx83
DesertLynx83

I'm definitely interested in Dragon's Dogma. Hope to see more about it at E3.

DarthVeng_basic
DarthVeng_basic

@Dgarl67 :Again, that's what comments are for. Some against, some for. Weather someone cares about it or not, that's part of why they comment.

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

I'm intending to get Street Fighter vs. Tekken and the Dead Rising 2 spin-off, not really a fan of Resident Evil anymore

Dgarl67
Dgarl67

@DarthVeng_basic I'm not trying to say opinions are bad, just that is you know you dont care about a story, then why even click the link to read it? Also, all I am trying to do here is explain why some of us are interested in stories like this. I personally do care what Capcom thinks it will sell because that translates into what they put their resources towards and ultimately affects the quality of the game. I am happy they think Dragon's Dogma will sell 1.5 million because that probably means they will but a lot of resources into it rather than just half-assing it and putting out a bad game.

YEPEE00
YEPEE00

i agee with that, not really into a new dead rising game yet and SF versus Tekken sounds like it might be silly. yet, dogma might be a sleeper hit. for all i know. i am looking forward to killing leon...So, Capcoms got me pegged

pszone
pszone

might be looking forward to this but will see how it go

DJCartmell
DJCartmell

I so, so want this game looking at the trailer in the article! Resident Evil is back on form with zombie plagues non of that las plagas crap thank God!

DarthVeng_basic
DarthVeng_basic

@Dgarl67 :That's what comments are for. It's called an opinion, they aren't always in favor of the topic. I really don't care if Capcom sells a "new IP" 75% as much as Street Fighter. I don't care if X360 sells more than PS3 one month and Wii the next. I don't care about statistics or reading about them, it doesn't effect what I buy or don't buy. Analysts should get a real job instead of setting around a table predicting.

Da4biddenOne
Da4biddenOne

So It looks like this game will be based on cooperative game-play and i hope they make it something like Resistance 2 co-op mode. Anyone who's ever played Resistance 2 would have to agree when i say it has one of the best co-op mode out there. I got a good feeling Capcom will not disappoint gamers on this one.

Iridescent406
Iridescent406

Capcom predicting sales? This can't be good... I gotta say though, I'm not all too thrilled with the directions they're taking their series in.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

@megakick i can see the tekken characters being way underpowered compared to sf characters mostly thanks to projectile attacks. if they try to balance it out by giving tekken characters projectile attacks then id find it really cheesy.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

@Gelugon_baat because ive been coming to this site since it was videogames.com. i know this site isnt nearly as good as it used to be but old habits are hard to break.

Dgarl67
Dgarl67

@DarthVeng_basic This is a gaming site not only focusing on reviews but also all news in the gaming industry. This includes everything from sales projections to senate hearings on the psn outage. Also, this article was pretty clear in specifying it was about sales projections and yet you clicked on the link to read it anyways and then commented on how much you dont care about sales projections. Lastly, this information is interesting because it shows what the mindset at Capcom is. They showed in these projection that their new IP can sell 75% as much as a Street Fighter game...which too me is incredibly optimistic but shows Capcom seems to either have a lot of faith in their new IP or not a ton of faith that Street Fighter x Tekken will sell.

DarthVeng_basic
DarthVeng_basic

@Gelugon_baat : No once cares about this. Why respond like it matters to you? Meh.

megakick
megakick

sf x tekken looks like a mash up of sf4 and mvc 3, don't know how i feel about it.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

This is the most excited I've been about a Resident Evil since Resident Evil: Remake for GC

DarthVeng_basic
DarthVeng_basic

Like anyone cares about game sales projections? I could care less how much a game sells or how many consoles are sold. I buy what I buy no matter what.

aldesk21
aldesk21

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Dgarl67
Dgarl67

Either these numbers or this reporting seem off...i dont know which it is. Wouldnt selling 1.5 million units of a new IP be a huge success? Yet this report says that Capcom isn't expecting steller numbers. This also means that for Dragon's Dogma to be considered a "good seller" it would probably need to top 2 million...which is their projection for Street Fighter x Tekken. If Capcom's new IP really tops Street Fighter x Tekken...that would be a huge success.

ShakaV
ShakaV

Capcom what about DMC projections? are you still confident you can sell the 5 Million you had hoped for? Shows the amount of confidence you have on NT.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

I've often wondered if Raccoon City is Des Moines. Des Moines sits on the convergence of two rivers, one of them being the Raccoon.

chaosmonkeys
chaosmonkeys

I'm a sucker for anything dead rising, can't wait!

Ghetto_ninja
Ghetto_ninja

Who else thinks this looks sick as hell. Too bad Leon had to die though. Couldn't they have made it any other character?

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

I'm going to try to pick up Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City this winter.

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

Wonder where they put MHF3 at in numbers.

Sepewrath
Sepewrath

I liked the look of Dragon Dogma, I hope it turns out well.

Servare
Servare

Why so negative about the releases? Make the games fun and accessible, and you'll do fine. Oh, and you need to make Dragon Dogma the best game ever. That is all.