Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Sold Over 80% Of Its Shipment In Japan

By Ishaan . May 4, 2012 . 10:00am

Capcom released Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City in Japan last week, selling 252,525 copies on the PlayStation 3 and 16,285 copies on the Xbox 360. Those are some pretty great opening numbers, and the game even outsold Resident Evil: Revelations on the Nintendo 3DS, which sold 158,012 copies in its first week.

 

Media Create report that Operation Raccoon City sold through most of its shipment, too. The game sold 85.48% of its shipment on the PlayStation 3 and 83.41% of its shipment on the Xbox 360.

 

The question now is whether Operation Raccoon City will be able to maintain steady sales going forward.



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  • MrRobbyM

    I think they finally figured out how to sell shooters in Japan. Slap Resident Evil on the title.

    • kupomogli

      It’s a shame, but slap the name of any popular franchise on the title and it’s guaranteed to sell more whether it’s good or not.

      • Luna Kazemaru

        True.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=749504598 Shane Guidaboni

    Now Japan gets to experience this horrible game. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jdshriver Jeff D. Shriver

    This just in: 75% of Resident Evil:ORC’s stock has been sold back to retailers or burned in mass numbers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Farid-Belkacemi/1073052585 Farid Belkacemi

    “… the game even outsold Resident Evil: Revelations on the Nintendo 3DS, which sold 158,012 copies in its first week.”

    What happened to you Japan ? :(

    • http://www.facebook.com/Asch91 Mohsin Faiq

      jill’s re3 costume is in this one, that’s enough for japan

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Multiplayer console games (shooters included) are starting to find an audience, that’s likely what’s happening.

      • Budgiecat

        Its been happening (shooters) since 2008

    • http://twitter.com/ifarah12 Gren

      Japan isn’t some perfect place with perfect taste in video games, I’m getting really tired of comments like this.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/jodecideion?feature=mhum TheWon and Only

        Maybe so, but they have been setting the trends since the beginning.  Now that they are not them seem lost. I would rather follow their lead then hmm FPS, FPS, and uh FPS.

        • http://twitter.com/ifarah12 Gren

          “but they have been setting the trends since the beginning”

          Except video games started in the West, Dragon Quest was highly inspired by Wizardry/Ultima and Dragon Quest made the RPG genre very popular in Japan.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Farid-Belkacemi/1073052585 Farid Belkacemi

        I never said it was perfect… And if you’re THAT tired, don’t comment ;)

  • Solomon_Kano

    Well, the game got a suitable response from Famitsu, so I don’t imagine reviews will do anything to harm further sales. So the question is: will word of mouth get to it?

    From what I’ve read, the game has a good number of bugs and glitches. Will Japanese gamers be deterred by that or will the brand’s combination with a rising genre win out? That’s going to be interesting to see.

  • http://twitter.com/IcelandicHossi Hossi Blumengaarten

    how hard is it to make an update and fix the damn bugs and glitches

    so freaking hard??

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Pierre-Louis/667684607 Steven Pierre-Louis

    the game is actually fun to play with others, if only to laugh at the bullet-sponge enemies, and the retarded things your other partners being controlled by the AI are doing.

  • isfuturebright

    I’m surprised by this :O

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