According to Capcom, Resident Evil 6 has been successful “to some degree”.
In a recent Q&A published on its investor site, Resident Evil 6 sales were lightly mentioned in Capcom’s second quarter financial year 2012 results and the game has divided critical and consumer opinion since its release, particularly outside Japan, according to Capcom investors, who recently asked the company to explain its strategy for strengthening the brand overseas.
“Resident Evil 6 continues to generate repeat sales in Japan and overseas,” Capcom replied. “Furthermore, initial shipments set a new record for a Capcom title. So this game has been successful to some degree.”
“We therefore believe it is too early to reach a conclusion about how users view this game. We always listen carefully to the feedback from users and use this information when developing games.”
Resident Evil 6 currently holds Metacritic ratings of 67 on Xbox 360 and 75 on PS3, which is less compared to the overall success of the franchise.
Capcom was asked about it’s shipping projections for the game, which were revised down from seven million to six, to which they explained “Our revision of the sales volume is based on a comprehensive decision that reflects a variety of factors and risks at this time.”
“We believe that prospects are good for reaching our goal of six million units. We are confident because of the approaching overseas Christmas and New Year selling season, past sales of titles in this series, and for other reasons.”
Capcom also revealed that, as of 30th September 2012 it had about 1500 game developers. Its goal is to increase that figure by 1000 over the next 10 years. “We want to further improve the quality of our games by maintaining an internal game development team.”
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