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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.

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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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