Capcom: 2 Million Sales For Monster Hunter 4; RE6 Drops To 6 Million

By Ishaan . October 31, 2012 . 11:38pm

Earlier today, Capcom reported that they saw profits of 4.1 billion yen ($51.6 million) for the first half of their ongoing fiscal year—a 355.1% increase over the first half of their previous fiscal year—owing to strong sales of Resident Evil 6, as well as steady performance of other titles and social games.

 

This evening, they followed up with new forecasts for the next half of their fiscal year, which ends on March 31st, 2013. There are two points of note here.

 

First, Capcom have revised their sales forecast for Resident Evil 6. Originally, Capcom estimated they would move 7 million copies of Resident Evil 6 worldwide by March 31st, 2013. That number has been revised downward to 6 million now.

 

Second, we have Capcom’s sales forecast for Monster Hunter 4, scheduled to release on the Nintendo 3DS in March 2013. By the end of March, Capcom expect to sell 2 million copies of Monster Hunter 4 in Japan alone.

 

For the second half of the fiscal year, Capcom say they will focus on downloadable content for major titles like Resident Evil 6 and Dragon’s Dogma, release several new social and mobile games, and begin offering services for the Ixion Saga PC online game, as well as the Onimusha Soul browser game.

 

Despite cutting down on the Resident Evil 6 forecast, Capcom have not made any change to their income forecasts for the entire year, and expect $1.3 billion in net sales and $122.7 million in profits, which are record highs for the company.


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  • Peeka Chu

    No forecast for DMC? Isn’t that out in January?

    • Hidayat246

      dont worry is still sell 2 milion

      • http://www.facebook.com/honkerhonk.honkhonky Honkerhonk Honk Honky

         if it sells more than bayonetta you people can be sure i will not stop until i have created a second holocaust, but this time without racism,EVERYBODY TO THE GAS CHAMBERS.
        And im not trying to sound funny, im serious business every time all time.

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

      Still 2 million. No change to the DmC forecast.

  • landlock

    It’s a shame the Ixion Saga is nothing like the anime. The anime is some serious crack, so bad yet I can’t stop watching it.

    • Göran Isacson

      I’ve been considering watching that actually, but I’ve recently also started watching that weird Sega Versus Nintendo anime and I don’t know if I’ve got enough in me to follow to crack shows in one season. Have you seen both and can thus compare which is the “better” choice?

      • landlock

        I would say Ixion Saga is much funnier I thought. It’s directed by the guy that did alot of the early Gintama episodes if that gives you an idea.

        I don’t think the SEGA vs. Nintendo show is a weekly one though. It’s unknown when the second episode is coming out.

        • Göran Isacson

          Ooh, that is a pretty glowing reccomendation. Definitely loading that up in the queu then.

  • malek86

    I see those reviews are starting to hit RE6, uh? They sold well at launch, but long term sales will suffer and they know it.

    • Peace Legacy

      Just gonna help supplement your comment:
      http://www.vgchartz.com/tools/game_comparison.php?reg=Global&ending=Cumulative&game0=Resident+Evil+6+%28PS3%29+47359&game1=Resident+Evil+5+%28PS3%29+7675&game2=Resident+Evil+6+%28X360%29+47360&game3=Resident+Evil+5+%28X360%29+7676
      From this chart, you can see how although Resi 6 starts off outperforming Resi 5, but also seems like it is showing side of starting to slow down much faster than Resi 5 (more obvious in the Xbox line)
      *edit: Dang, the link is not fully recognized by Siliconera’s website*

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        Don’t use VG chartz though as that place is one of the worst place to look for game sales.

        • https://twitter.com/maxiburger maxiburger

          Is there another place though? I thought I read somewhere that vgchartz got better… but maybe that wasn’t true?

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

            Sadly, no. As far as U.S. and European sales numbers go, they’ve gotten harder and harder to track publicly.

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

        VG Chartz data has always been inaccurate. I wouldn’t recommend referring to it for anything. It’s very misleading.

    • 60hz

      Luckily i pay no attention to the game ‘critics’… Digging RE6 – my favaorite mercenaries mode by far and a ton of game for the cash. Extra merc levels were a buck a piece, gladly parted with that… is it as good as 4? No, but what is????

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    So Capcom is hoping that MonHun will be able to overturn the sales deficit from RE 6 huh? It is going to be nice to see how this goes as Capcom till now, is still probably one of the most succesful game company.

  • darkfox1

    Well it is Capcom no matter what they do people eat it up that’s how I see it anyway. I say this because of no matter how much hate they get for doing something fans may not like they still get their sales. That’s really good though :D

  • Ferofax

    Hmm. MH4 releases in March, and they expect 2 mil by the end of it? I know it’s really popular, but that’s crazy. That sounds like somebody’s bloated ego, really.

    Color me surprised if it hits 500K by the end of March 2013.

    • Skyer Ist

       lol what. MH Tri G, “port of a port” sold 500K first week in Japan on 3DS.
      MH 4 is absolutelly a new game in series.

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