Resident Evil: Revelations HD Sells 900,000 Worldwide

By Ishaan . July 31, 2013 . 11:58pm

Earlier today, we reported that Capcom profits in their first quarter (April – June) dropped 37% due to a lack of major releases, with the HD version of Resident Evil: Revelations and Dragon’s Dogma being the only two high-profile titles released.

 

Capcom said both games had seen “solid sales” but had failed to have an impact on overall company sales. Now, we know how they both did.

 

In a new report, Capcom detail that the HD Resident Evil: Revelations has sold 900,000 copies worldwide. Meanwhile, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen has sold 550,000 copies worldwide.

 

Capcom’s second quarter (July – September) will include the release of Monster Hunter 4 in Japan, so it should be interesting to see how that particular game impacts the company’s profits and how it sells relative to expectations.

 

Monster Hunter 4 is slated for release on September 14th. Capcom hope to sell 2.8 million copies of that game by the end of March 2014, and that shouldn’t be much of a problem at all, given the series’ popularity.

 


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  • MrSirFeatherFang

    that can’t be bad for an HD port of an older game. It was released for the 3DS last year?
    same with DD, it wasnt exactly a new game either.
    I expect MH4 to sell like pics of Ishaan hotcakes. No problem at all. What else does Capcom have in store for Q2? Ace Attorney 5 was recently released in Japan with solid sales. Hopefully in the west too. I think there’s also DuckTales?

    • Suicunesol

      I don’t think Capcom treats it as just an “HD port of an older game”. Resident Evil is a big name, and it’s on PS3/PC whose install base is much greater than the 3DS. Not having a sequel number attached to the title might have something to do with it too.

      • MrSirFeatherFang

        oooooh, very true. thanks for the input.

      • Samuel

        Yea, that and the fact that it was released only on the 3DS which means a large amount of people did not get to play it.

      • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

        3DS install base is bigger than PS3 in Japan.

        • Suicunesol

          I meant worldwide, since the article talks about worldwide sales. (I also mentioned PC).

      • SiliconNooB

        Operation Raccoon City didn’t have a number attached to it, and that sold like two million units or something. I think that Capcom have done a little harm to the series by attaching the RE name to any old product…

        Then again, it could have something to do with the way that the game was released – priced at $10 more than the 3DS version launched at, and with tons of paid DLC in tow. I know this latter point is what stopped me from double-dipping.

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      I wonder. This port was released for four consoles. It could either be a success or a failure depending on the budget.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      900k
      for a HD Port of a 3DS game. That sold just as much on 3DS. Even when it was ported to 4 different platforms it still sold 900k

  • KuroNathan

    wait, didn’t I just read a story about capcom profits dropping on weak RE:Rev sales?

    Now I’m confused.

    Edit: in fact its in the related news!

    • malek86

      It’s not that sales were “weak”, but the game didn’t overperform. So profits were down compared to the same period last year, when Dragon’s Dogma and Resident Evil ORC did better than expected and DLC sales were higher.

  • mirumu

    A friend of mine didn’t buy Revelations because he didn’t like RE6 and had assumed everything new was going to be like that. It was only when I told him the history behind it that he suddenly became interested in buying Revelations. I wonder how many other people passed on it for similar reasons?

    • Sardorim

      I still cannot forgive RE6 for not having Jill in it. After RE5 and Revelations as well as past games you cannot tell me that Jill wouldn’t be there when Chris needed her most!

  • epy

    Capcom should really consider the damage done to the Resident Evil brand after ORC and RE6 before doing those fancy numbers.

    • eilegz

      or most likely they are right, and re6 sold more because its a better game, more “mainstream”, improved over anything that re have become since re 4….

      to be honest i dont see how this its bad number for a port, with a full price…

  • Skode

    A port and a expansion slapped on a disc… thats some pretty decent sales. Cant help but feel Dark Arisen would have sold so much more in DLC format for vanilla owners though.

  • Patrick Lucas Honeyman

    Capcom have been a bit quite the first half of this year. Perhaps its due to a transition of console generations and redirecting resources/staff onto newer projects/R&D for PS4 and Xbox One.

    I feel sorry for guys like Yoshinori Ono who produce a continuous seller that rides on long-term popularity such as Street Fighter IV (and the less popular SF x Tekken) but can’t secure a budget for either a new Darkstalkers or original franchise altogether.

    C’mon Capcom, allow your brightest minds to create and produce whilst they’re firing on all cylinders rather than brainstorming how many different ways they can release/re-release the same properties to the gaming community.

    Innovation and new properties, less rehashing and money-grabbing for non-upgrades please Capcom.

  • goldenlander

    I wonder how long Wii U will last.

    • Samuel

      I think Nintendo has a plan their just waiting till the end of this year till all their major games come out. I also see a price drop during Holiday this year, its the only way I see the Wii U succeeding. They better do something quick, all the third parties are skipping the system and its pissing me off.

  • Brutal2D

    I really need to take a business class or something.

    Considering Revelations was pretty much a port with some stuff thrown onto the PS3/360 version and Dark Arisen was their typical capcom shenanigans. It’s amazing how they consider these numbers a failure regardless of already selling these games at an earlier date.

  • Kevi Johnson-el

    an HD release of an 3DS game that came out awhile ago sold a good amount and the super version of DD did pretty well I gotta pick that game up some time

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Leafy_Cam Leafhopper

    Its not 10 million sales though, so its a failure.

  • Yan Zhao

    900k sales on a HD rehash of an existing game didnt meet your expectation Capcom?

    Yeah, keep smoking that weed pipe.

  • new_tradition

    If Capcom and other companies lament over these kind of numbers, I gotta wonder just how much are they spending on making the games O_o

  • Hector Velar

    great game specially for PC highly recommend it.

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