Lost Planet 3, Resident Evil: Revelations expected to sell 1.2 million

Capcom reveals sales projections for upcoming games; Monster Hunter 4 projected to sell 2.8 million copies in upcoming year.

Capcom today divulged sales projections for a trio of its high-profile upcoming games. By the end of March 2014, the company expects Lost Planet 3 and Resident Evil: Revelations for consoles and PC to have sold 1.2 million units each across North America, Japan, and Europe.

Sales of 3DS-exclusive Monster Hunter 4 in Japan alone are expected to hit 2.8 million by the end of the period.

Resident Evil: Revelations for consoles and PC launches May 21, while Lost Planet 3 ships August 27. Monster Hunter 4 is due out this summer only in Japan.

The news follows yesterday's full-year earnings report, which saw Capcom profits fall 56 percent.

Capcom also laid out a roadmap of strategic objectives it plans to execute in the coming year in an effort to make its business more profitable. The first arm of this plan aims to make Capcom more competitive overseas by "deepening global ties" between development and marketing.

A subset of this plan is to establish a new organizational framework for next-generation game development. Capcom called out its recently announced PlayStation 4 game--codenamed Deep Down--as an example of this how the company is already following through on this strategy.

Other profit-boosting initiatives Capcom plans to execute this year include launching "proven" titles in Japan, a market the publisher called "highly profitable." Some of these games include Monster Hunter 4, Ace Attorney 5, and Sengoku Basara 4.

Lastly, Capcom said it will look to downloadable content as a means to make its business more profitable in the year ahead. The Japanese publisher aims to release DLC to extend the life of major titles by strategically launching add-on content.

Also, the company plans to increase sales from downloads simply by making more games available that are delivered as digital exclusives.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Atombomb1981
Atombomb1981

Steam titles, it f***ing figures. The retail versions won't sell very well on PC.

telaros
telaros

Translation: It will sell 1.1 million, and it shall be horrible because our team of unfaultable psychics told us it would sell 1.2 million!

These games were all failures!


(ironically sells 3.4 in their first month)

Get it? Because they are *expecting* the sales to bomb! :D

At least these seem like far more reasonable goals. I guess Capcom isn't completely blind yet.

gantarat
gantarat

Capcom expected RE Revelations (on console) 1.2 Millions but expected RE 6 7 MILLIONS ?

commanderxp90
commanderxp90

I would definitely purchase the Resident Evil Revelation when it comes out.  Not for the Lost Planet 3 until the review on it.

MidnightMeteor
MidnightMeteor

Only 1.2 mill, I don't know Capcomasticdlc... Squeenix is having a hard time with a lot of their blockbuster titles with those number than some.

pal_080
pal_080

So... that's a screenshot from Dead Space 3 right...?

tim1935
tim1935

Yay, another DLC bilking strategy.

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

More realistic goals and likely smaller budgets. That's cool. I'd rather them offer guaranteed profit sharing/bonuses to devs and shoot for a budget that matches the low end of projected sales, than to have huge budgets. There are few games that seemed to get better just because they are bigger. They could have easily broken RE 6 into 2 more focused games and I would have been satisfied especially if they were more intimate.

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

at least we get a demo for RE revelations but knowing its background I alreaddy know that its a solid RE game but still the price is a lil bit hefty on steam having in mind that RE6 was only 30 Euro and came with all DLC for free.

Simulator_Shock
Simulator_Shock

That being said, I would love to buy RE Revelations in a heartbeat! Considering all the "true" RE fans have told me that it's the best RE game since Code Veronica, and about a million times better than that POS RE6!

Deadly_Nemesis
Deadly_Nemesis

I'm gonna buy RE Revelations because apparently that is a good game and considered a worthy successor to RE4. And it actually looks like they were allowed to be creative with that game.

Simulator_Shock
Simulator_Shock

Capcom's gonna be disappointed thinking that Lost Planet is going to be a good seller...

FoxyKyoji
FoxyKyoji

1.2 million. Because RE:R sold like hotcakes on the 3DS. I'm sorry, I think 1.2 million is setting their expectations a tad too high, especially after showing such a big loss this past year.

Superzone
Superzone

Definitely buying RE: Revelations.  It's the game that RE6 should have been.

Chico86_basic
Chico86_basic

Please CAPCOM, bring Monster Hunter 4 overseas!!! It's all I ask.

Fursnake
Fursnake

I think they are going to be disappointed come spring 2014. They're not really giving Lost Planet 3 that much time to sell it's ass off either.

Redblaze27
Redblaze27

I highly doubt a year-old game selling for $10 above debut price with DLC will rake in a million sales for a re-hash.

JPL1982
JPL1982

Release the PC versions on GFWL and they'll make more money with me because I'll buy both 360 and PC versions.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

These seem to be more realistic numbers for a change :)

Poinciana
Poinciana

Since when is Lost Planet a high-profile series ? It's not even a AA franchise !

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

After telling us off with anime styled lost planet not coming here, I am done with that series.

blackothh
blackothh

fire the marketing team and put that money into the development and you will end up with a better game that will sell more. and on top of that, you wont be dissapointed when you dont hit projected sales figures, because there are no projected figures. just better games

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

Both games togheter, in about 6 months, probably.

AceJakk
AceJakk

Capcom, haven't you learned anything about your projections?  Why would a two year old game ported to aging consoles sell 1.3 million?  I'm guessing 700k.

abnergoinbig
abnergoinbig

Then they'll change their expectations to 500,000 the week after launch.

EPaul
EPaul

Reasonable expectations, Revelations can easily reach that not to sure about Lost PLanet 3 though

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

Well, those sales expectations seem somewhat more realistic, anyway.  I'm not interested in the RE series, but I do hope they don't screw up Lost Planet 3.  I enjoyed the first game, but passed on the second.

And I want more information on Deep Down, dammit!  :P

Jd1680a
Jd1680a

How does capcom know they will sell 1.2 million? It must be they are wishing it will sell that much for them to consider it highly successful.

One thing I don't get, you now have room full of people now totally believe it will sell at 1.2 million. What if they were to sell at 600,000? Who do they then blame for being wrong?

LeonRedfield334
LeonRedfield334

MAJOR pass on Lost Planet 3. But RE:R, I'm getting that one. I heard good stuff about it.

berserker66666
berserker66666

Lost planet 3? 1.2 Mil? Yea, maybe in a $10 bargain bin.

DieMyBride
DieMyBride

I can see RE:R get that goal but highly doubt Lost Planet 3 will. 

Stebsis
Stebsis

I played RE: Revelations on 3DS and it was surprisingly good, I was actually scared and it felt like Resident Evil game should. They need to do more of that and not shit like RE6. I actually hope Revelations will sell a lot, maybe then Capcom realises that they shouldn't take RE to so much action direction because games like CoD sell.

kohle36
kohle36

@gantarat Maybe they finally learned that brand recognition alone isn't enough. You also have to, you know, make a decent game

telaros
telaros

@commanderxp90 I'm still miffed about being shortchanged on LP 2 with stuff they had to cutout for the final release on 360.

ewjiml
ewjiml

@Printul_Noptii  

Yeah I bought RE6 too for that price.  And it was garbage.  I will wait for the reviews, but judging by the 3DS, this game is awesome.   It is worth the price.  RE6 was worth no more than $5.

Superzone
Superzone

@Redblaze27 Uh, no.  It's a full HD console version of a game that was exclusive to 3DS a year ago.  Plenty of people will buy it, especially since it's 3x better than RE6.

berserks
berserks

@AceJakk If resident evil  6 sold 5 millions copies , i m sure revelation can easily sells 1.2 millions  . Especially since it s closer to what resident evil fan expect from the series . Personally i was planning to buy a 3ds in the future for that game .Thk god i won t have to ..

DieMyBride
DieMyBride

@AceJakk considering the positive reception of the 3DS version and the wider audience it faces now it's a rather decent projection. 

LeonRedfield334
LeonRedfield334

@Jd1680a Lost Planet 3 won't get 1.2 mil. But RE:R will. That game is very good from what I've heard.

lhughey
lhughey

@DieMyBride 

I was about to post the same thing.  Lost Planet will be lucky to get 750k.

resident_jisen
resident_jisen

@Stebsis personally i hope RE:R does well but i have bad feeling it`s not just a gut feeling.i`m gettting the game anyway sincei love re as a whole and don`t judge the games for there good and bad parts.i loved every re game that has comeout so far but i`m not fond of dead aim though it was to darn short.

Simulator_Shock
Simulator_Shock

@Stebsis Understatement of the year! It's very depressing to see what Capcom did to this franchise...

dxBIGBOSSxb
dxBIGBOSSxb

@Stebsis Coming from someone who actually liked RE6, I agree. Less action please. Also, as an example for a REALLY bad RE game, you should just mention ORC. It's legitamtely terrible, where as with RE6 I find people who actually liked it all the time. It's user ratings average out Mid-to-Low 70's. ORC is more in the low 50's.

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

@ewjiml Resident Evil was well worth the price and was excellent. I love Resident Evil, so I hope Revelations is good for a DS port since it's part of cannon. I have to get it.

FoxyKyoji
FoxyKyoji

@Superzone @Redblaze27 Let's be honest though, 1.2 million is setting their expectations a tad too high. Especially with their track record and the losses from the past year.

AceJakk
AceJakk

@DieMyBride @AceJakk However, it now faces the hurdle of overcoming the bad taste that RE6 left in the mouths of many.

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

@dxBIGBOSSxb @Stebsis RE6 really wasn't THAT bad.......as a coop game.  By yourself it's pretty disappointing but if you play through the entire game with a friend it ends up being a lot of fun.  Especially if you turn the annoying quick time events off for the cutscenes.

Gabo_Brown
Gabo_Brown

@dxBIGBOSSxb @Stebsis I think RE6 had good game elements, like how all characters cross each other in the story. Overal is not a bad game, but in my opinion, it focus too much on action and bioterrorism. It is my opinion and my opinion only that bioterrorism is not the way to go and it is the reason why the game is developing towards an action shooter rather than a horro game. Another element that is missing in RE games since RE 4 if im not wrong  is the puzzles, I think that make the RE games more enjoyable. 

aci808
aci808

CriticalCritic, you're a moron and nobody cares about your troll-fueled meaningless opinion. Go somewhere else, nobody's listening :)

LeonRedfield334
LeonRedfield334

@CriticalCritic I was just saying. He or she was talking about a bad RE game. I thought you were talking about it, so I stepped in.

LeonRedfield334
LeonRedfield334

@CriticalCritic What are you talking about? ORC was just as bad as RE6. At least RE6 was fun and enjoyable. ORC was not even fun to play with friends.