Resident Evil 6 misses out on UK number one

Capcom's action-focussed survival horror game is held off top spot by FIFA 13, even though EA Sports' title dropped 72 per cent in sales over last week.

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Unlike Resident Evil 5, Resident Evil 6 has failed to reach the top of the UK games chart on release. Despite an early Tuesday release last week (games are traditionally released in the UK on Friday), the game failed to beat FIFA 13 to the number one position, which was the UK's best selling game for the second week running.

UK games chart compiler Chart-Track does not release sales data to the public, but its report on this week's chart highlights the success of EA Sports' football title over Capcom's action game. The site says that while Resident Evil 6's launch was the fourth biggest of 2012 to date, FIFA 13 "easily" held on to the number one spot on the All Formats Chart despite dropping 72 per cent of its sales over last week.

Looking back at reports released by Chart-Track in 2009, Resident Evil 6's performance is in stark contrast to that of its predecessor. The outfit reported that Resident Evil 5 was both the fastest selling game in franchise history and Capcom’s biggest ever launch when it landed in the UK on March 13, 2009. It added that the game accounted for 27.1 per cent of all revenue from console games on launch week, which equated to slightly more than the combined sales of all the remaining all formats top 10 titles for that week, and its sales figures surpassed sales of FIFA 09’s Christmas number one week from the previous year.

For more on Resident Evil 6, check out our full review.

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raycpt
raycpt

To be honest RE6 isn't all that bad... sure the over abundance of QTE did spoil the fun of an otherwise classic survival horror experience, but the great graphics, good narrative and the lengthy campaign made up for the short-comings. 4.5 is a little too harsh, I would give it 7.5 minimum. just my personal opinion. I agree with the others who feel that overall, RE5 and RE4 was a better experience.

zaire103
zaire103

wasted my money for this lousy game...  my single player save game was overwrite by joining friends online game. to be honest F** u capcom im putting rate 2.3/10 ruin my day and my moneeeyyy~!  RE6 FAIIIIILLLLLLL BIG FAILLLLLLL~~~!!!!!

SoraPR
SoraPR

mmmm I officially hate all start/select guys until the do the show again!

star42_2000_200
star42_2000_200

resident evil6 is ok it.is beter then resident evil rac/city. leos campaign is alot beter then the rest of them.his is more movin and shootin then the rest.

but my self i  resident evil 5 is beter then them all.i can't wate until you make resident evil 7 but that is alog time to wate.

 

PresidentDman
PresidentDman

Strange how Gamespot have worded this article - need to justify the 4.5 do we??

diabloakaSAHA
diabloakaSAHA

Funny how even the news section is biased against re6 , while this game is selling like cake in japan. The PS3 version is topping the charts at No.1 and 360 version in the same list at No.5 . Why?? Because this game is actually good. Google it, its Capcom's highest  and second highest in japan after Final Fantasy XIII   And theres a good reason why the reviews are extremely mixed with more positive reviews .PS3 with an average of 77 and 360 with an average of 66 on metacritic inclusive of gamespot's crappy review . Kevein V u fail as a reviewer honestly , best u admit your review was an utter 'sham' in the next podcast or something.

 

Been playing every Resident Evil since 1996. This isnt a survival horror anymore. Perhaps a action horror in the same genre as gears of war. Ive played this game and i know for a fact that its a good game , and others who have 'actually' played it will tell the same.  

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/10/10/resident-evil-6-sees-big-sales-in-japan.aspx

 

PC4Me
PC4Me

 @Tidal_Abyss

 This isn't going to matter to most. Why should someone in Germany, US, Finland, etc. care about a #1 chart topper in some other country. (Charts being mostly useless aside), I like PC Gamer's set up where I can choose which version I want ex. PC Gamer US, Australia or Uk, while that's just 3, it's nice having options that tailor the news more for me.

 

Give maybe a North American version (big US news, Bioware/other Canadian companies etc.), then a Euro version, and an Australian/Asian version. I can dream since it will probably never happen, even though they have gs offices in all those other areas outside of gs' main office/head quarters in San Francisco, CA, USA. (Other/branch offices outside US: Australia, Asia, UK, and I think that's all (though I keep thinking I saw something from Germany once,but that was probably just news not a gs office).

aluccard
aluccard

I think it's interesting how Gamestop chooses to continually treat this game so negatively.   The big sales story today was that Re6 opened with a HUGE #1 in Japan and outsold Re5's entire run in the first week.  Sadly, that is nowhere to be seen on this site. Also, Capcom announced the first round of free DLC today.   I'm thankful I read a variety of sites because it's pretty one sided over here.

DesertEaglex24
DesertEaglex24

im not surprised re6 is crap worst game in the series.

Yalaa1
Yalaa1

Not just UK, i'm sure Fifa13 is #1 in most European countries.

 

FC BARCELONA!

CaesarIIII
CaesarIIII

1st - Fifa 13 number 1 in the UK...why is that shocking? Fifa games are MAKE for the UK.. or to be more specific, the EU market. How many sales Fifa 13 have in the U.S ?20?

2nd-  Fifa 13 is a PG game. And that will automatically give then more sales than a game like Resident Evil with is 18+.

How you compare Resident Evil with Fifa 13 ?... hmm I guess you could kick the zombies heads around... maybe.

 

vader501st
vader501st

RE 6 is awesome, hope it sells well despite the negative criticism.

pistolone
pistolone

this game is shit, and deserve nothing but being ignored by anyone, that's the smack capocm deserves

InquisitorCrox
InquisitorCrox

Initial sales mostly mean they hype status.

Resi 5 was hyped, it promised so much, esp about the light, the background and the return of Chris and Jill.

So it naturally sold a lot, right from the start.

Resi 6 on the other hand, took a lot of negative hype, esp in the west, so it will naturally sell less at start.

But as the hype will settle and ppl will start thinking for themselves, the sales will be balanced, just like it happened with ROC...

Bossarino
Bossarino

Your review sucks Guy Cocker!

franzito
franzito

Nothing to worry about a football game selling more in the football land.

jark888
jark888

Which do you think Capcom would care more, being number one in the chart or being number one in sell?

Simplythebest12
Simplythebest12

FIfa 13 is CRAP. typical shit made from EA but UK is known to have a lot of soccer-addicts....The only games that really interest me this fall is Dishonored and XCOM

syler4815162342
syler4815162342

Surly if this game was bad it really wouldn't sell 4.5 million copies! i will get it!

PCsama
PCsama

boys and their love of their lives "FOOTBALL".. well i'm giving Resident Evil 6 chance to see how are the things will turn over in this resident evil's story saga cause the Operation Raccoon city was like 6.5 shallow story and it was all about collecting ammo and taking health

hunnyyyy1566
hunnyyyy1566

re 6 2 gud game play this game nd say abt this game this game osm story was gud game 2 gud

SlyMC182
SlyMC182

You Brits do love your soccer or sorry I mean football don't you.

IamTheBesteva
IamTheBesteva

game blows, crapcom doesnt have what it takes anymore

Marky360
Marky360

Man alot of ppl on here are totally cutting down Resident Evil 6 saying it's trash and total garbage but the sad part is I only see this in the Gamespot forums in other websites forums the reception of RE6 seems to be generally positive. It's almost as if the Gamespot community feel the need to defend Mr.Vanords review(as one of the only negative reviews for it)by bashing the game every chance they get even though admit to never even playing the game. I don't think this is what Mr.Vanord was trying to accomplish when he gave his critique of the game I think he was just saying how he felt about the game personally but don't think he wanted to influence hundreds of ppl to condem and lament the game without trying it themselves. Me personally I thought Resident Evil 6 was great although it's not without flaw so far the only real annoying thing to me is continuous problems I have with connecting to friends online. I always get a error message or they get booted in the middle of a game, That really annoys me.    

Trinitarian
Trinitarian

well, capcom says they cant please everyone. However, it seems they have please the minority rather than the majority who was a fan of the series cause of its survival horror elements rather than that junk they conjured up in RE6, I cancelled my preorder and took all that money and bought every halo game ever made. I'm sure halo 4 wont disappoint. 

DevaGolgotha
DevaGolgotha

It was pretty terrible, and so was RE 5, as fans soon found out.  No wonder it didn't do as well.

Tidal_Abyss
Tidal_Abyss

 @PC4Me

 That would be cool. I hang out at PC Gamer more and more myself and love the option you listed (and spend some time at Overclock.net and Gamefront). I agree with you though- it will probably never happen here even though they've got the offices in the other areas already.

blee575
blee575

 @aluccard I read a variety of sites too, most of them still say RE6 is a pretty mediocre game. Given the complete change of genre, I find the GS review the most fair and useful of them all to fans who wait for years to play their favorite horror game. I bought every RE game on release - had i done this with RE6 too, I would really be depressed with Gears of War - zombie mode that I would get instead. Now I saved my money for Dishonored, and I thank Gamespot for this.

ioriaddison
ioriaddison

 @fog90 But I already refused to buy them after buying CODMW2 and CODBO1.

Cedar-Teeth
Cedar-Teeth

 @syler4815162342

 Even if they put RE6 on the box with no CD in it, it would sell 1 million just because of its name. Its says nothing.

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

 @Trinitarian Even with the flaws RE6 is still better game than Halo Reach IMO so I don't count much on Halo 4.

aluccard
aluccard

 @blee575 So have I starting with RE1.  There's been a lot of hits and misses over the years, but I don't think RE6 is one of them.  It has some issues, but overall, I thought it was a great game.   Based on what you said here, it sounds like you didn't pick this game up.  I was shocked at how much actual "horror" they put into this game after reading this review.  There is plenty of old school style to like here and plenty of set pieces that feel right at home with RE2/CV.  Obviously, everyone is different and I'm not complaining about some of the review, but I suggest that you read some of the really positive ones also.  This is not raccoon city garbage here and it's worth checking out.

vader501st
vader501st

 @IamTheBesteva I learned to deal with other people's opinions when I was 9. I really hope you're younger than that. Either that or you're a complete moron. 

vader501st
vader501st

 @fog90 Agreed, Heavy Rain, God of War II and III and even RE 5 were a lot more QTE intensive and got reasonably good scores. That's some great logic for you. It's their loss, anyway.

vader501st
vader501st

 @fog90  You're not really in position to complain about anything, given all the love that's been going on between you and Mr. Strider down there.  Talk about giving a bad example, eh?