Resident Evil 7 and Dead Rising 4 Sales Projections Revealed

Resident Evil 7 is expected to be the biggest, hitting 4 million in sales.


Capcom has announced how many copies it is projecting that Resident Evil 7, Dead Rising 4, and Monster Hunter XX will sell at launch.

As part of the company's earnings report this week, Capcom projected Resident Evil 7 will be the biggest of the three, selling 4 million units. Dead Rising 4 and Monster Hunter XX are expected to sell 2 million copies each. Note that these are not lifetime sales projections, but only for their initial launch windows, through March 2017. Another thing to note is that the sales projections account for physical and digital copies.

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Dead Rising 4 launches on December 6 for Xbox One and PC (and could come to PlayStation 4 later), while Resident Evil 7 follows on January 24 when it arrives for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Monster Hunter XX, which was only just announced this week, lands in Japan only on March 18.

Capcom also confirmed today that Resident Evil 7's free PS4 demo has reached 4 million downloads as of October 15. This is up from 3 million in September. The demo was initially only available to PlayStation Plus subscribers, but now anyone can try it out.

For more on all three games mentioned here, check out all of GameSpot's previous coverage of them through the links below.

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So PS4 is worth XB and PC combined in sales?

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I can't wait for RE7, if the demo is any indication it will be the best Resident Evil in over a decade.

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Not interested in DR4. Moderately interested in RE7.

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I want to hold off but have loved Dead Rising since day one of the first one's release. Glad the 3rd one happened so I need to support what I like and pre order! 🤖🤖🤖 looking forward to December

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I plan on getting Dead Rsing 4 as it looks very fun but RE7 looks terrible. I have been recently replaying the original RE and RE7 looks like a disgrace to the franchise I mean RE5 and 6 were different but at least they were still good RE7 looks like an Outlast rip-off lol. Oh well call me when Capcom get's their collective heads out of their asses and bring back the REAL Resident Evil.

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@Marky360: RE7 looks like crap but RE6 was good? That says it all.

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I will jump on REmake 2 wayyyyy before I purchase the disgrace that is RE7.

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Now that would be nice both RE2 and 3 remakes please

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@Marky360: resident evil 2 remake is coming early next year we should get more info in january.

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@gameroutlawzz: so it's a disgrace because it's different? fanboys like you are pathetic.

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@cyboricarus: its a disgrace cause yes, its different and its terrible. Classic REs are unique and a winning formula, this Outlast copycat is garbage, the demo was dull as shit and the game will be shit.

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Can't wait to play Resi 7 in VR!

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The max any Dead Rising game has ever sold has been 2 million. These are really high hopes.

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Can't seem to understand why people enjoy Dead Rising games. Such a boring and tedious beat em up. The AI provide so little challenge. Same with games like Hyrule Warriors and Dragon Quest Heroes.

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@cboye18: You have so many different ways of killing zombies. It's not just grab a baseball bat, smash x. That is tedious, but it's the nature of being able to create crazy shit and destroying them with it.

I love them and I can understand why you wouldn't enjoy it.

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I agree the variety in the destruction is what makes it so much fun I can't understand how anyone could NOT like these games

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@cboye18: Hell yeah! Back in the day i though, wow, an open world Resident Evil. How wrong i was.

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@cboye18: Beat em up? more open world sandbox game :S no different from any other open world games then surely?