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Resident Evil 6 Expected To Sell 7 Million, DmC Devil May Cry 2 Million


Capcom have released sales forecasts for their flagship titles to be released throughout the next year. The star of the year is, unsurprisingly, Resident Evil 6, which Capcom hope to sell a whopping 7 million copies of by the end of the current fiscal year in North America, Japan and Europe.


For reference, Resident Evil 5 has sold 5.8 million copies so far, worldwide. It should also be noted that the 7 million forecast does not include the PC version of Resident Evil 6. While a PC version of the game has been announced, Capcom have not finalized a release date for it yet.


Capcom also have major hopes for DmC Devil May Cry, which they hope to sell 2 million copies of, worldwide, by the end of the current fiscal year. The game, which is being developed in collaboration with Ninja Theory, will be released sometime in 2012.


While we’re on the subject of Devil May Cry, let’s take a look at how past games in the series have sold to date.


[2001] Devil May Cry (PS2) – 2.1 million

[2003] Devil May Cry 2 (PS2) – 1.7 million

[2005] Devil May Cry 3 (PS2) – 1.3 million

[2008] Devil May Cry 4 (PS3/360) – 2.6 million


Finally, Dragon’s Dogma is expected to sell 1.5 million copies in North America, Japan and Europe by the end of the fiscal year, while Lost Planet 3 is expected to sell 1.4 million copies. It should be noted that Lost Planet 3 will only be released in early 2013. Capcom’s fiscal year will end on March 31st, 2013.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.