Capcom FY2012 Q3 results: Resident Evil 6 “lost momentum”, Ships 4.8 million

Capcom has released its Q3 FY2013 results and we have the shipment figures for many games.

They have announced that Resident Evil 6 has shipped 4.8 million, up by .3 million, since their original shipment goal was 4.5 million. Good news, then? Not really because the company had originally planned to ship 7 million copies of the game and it was supposed to be the main revenue driver.

It is revealed that the title lost momentum after recording brisk sales when it launched.

“The flagship title “Resident Evil 6″ (for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360), despite recording brisk sales when it debuted, subsequently lost its momentum, resulting in the failure to achieve planned sales and fulfill its role as a driver of sales expansion.”

They have also released the shipment figures for Resident Evil 5 which has done  6 million. Dragon’s Dogma meanwhile has shipped 1.3 million units and they originally planned to ship 1.5 million units of the game. It’s expected to hit that forecast at this rate.

Dragon’s Dogma performed well according to them: “On the other hand, “Dragon’s Dogma” (for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360) enjoyed popularity exceeding expectations in the more profitable domestic market, becoming a million-seller unprecedented among recent new brand games developed and published by the Company.”

Capcom Co., Ltd. would like to announce that net sales increased to 72,699 million yen (up 44.6% from the same term last year) in the 9 months of fiscal year ending March 31, 2013.

As for profits, operating income increased to 9,838 million yen (up 45.9 % from the same term last year), and ordinary income increased to 10,054 million yen (up 72.6 % from the same term last year). Net income for the current period increased to 6,645 million yen (up 104.9 % from the same term last year).

The company is healthy, so it doesn’t look like the Resident Evil debacle has hurt them a lot.

Via Capcom financials press release.

  • bonezai

    The power of the media and internet is very evidence of this. look at DmC for another example.

    Capcom should go back to its roots.

    Gamers Stay vigillant!!!!
    Let your voice be heard.
    Vox Populi!