Capcom’s happy with how its 2020 remake of Resident Evil 3 turned out. The writer referred to as the sport (together with Monster Hunter Rise) a “hit” in its annual report printed immediately, and it has the numbers to again it up: the sport has offered 3.9 million items.
That is greater than its unique incarnation, 1999’s Resident Evil 3, offered, because it solely achieved 3.5 copies. Capcom attributes the remake’s success to its digital gross sales technique, and by the way, the remake in all probability offered just a few greater than that, as that 3.9 million quantity comes from March 31 of this 12 months. Comprehensible, provided that we felt it was “one other stellar remake of a traditional survival horror from Capcom” in our evaluate final 12 months.
In an business that likes to cover gross sales numbers at any time when potential, Capcom’s annual report is at all times a pleasant change of tempo. As ordinary, it included an replace on gross sales numbers for a number of new video games, reminiscent of Resident Evil Village reaching 4.5 million items offered, in addition to publisher-described hit of the 12 months, Monster Hunter Rise, which reached 4.8 million. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne offered 2.4 million within the final fiscal 12 months alone, on high of 5.2 million final fiscal 12 months, not together with gross sales of Monster Hunter World previous to Iceborne.
Monster Hunter: World, by the way, is doing nice — sufficient that Capcom feels snug discounting it considerably. Capcom reported that in whole, World has offered over 17 million copies, over half of these offered in its second 12 months and past. Whereas Capcom notes the sport has been discounted to as little as $10 prior to now, the sport is already worthwhile — so even gross sales as little as $5, Capcom suggests, would nonetheless be worthwhile, and the writer hopes to reap the benefits of decrease pricing to develop its userbase. Its objective, as acknowledged later within the report, is to promote 20 million copies of World.
Notably, Capcom’s quarterly report for July by September of this 12 months additionally dropped on the similar time, providing an replace on Monster Hunter Tales 2: Wings of Wreck, which offered a million in its first few months, and famous that Monster Hunter Rise gross sales have continued to develop throughout this era.
The Greatest Resident Evil Bosses
In whole, Capcom offered 30.1 million whole recreation items within the fiscal 12 months from April 2020 by March of 2021. Of that, 23.1 million whole gross sales have been digital, and Monster Hunter Rise and Resident Evil 3 have been the 2 best-selling particular person titles. In a letter from CEO Kenkichi Nomura, he states that Capcom finally desires to get to a objective of 100 million whole recreation unit gross sales per 12 months.
We additionally acquired annual updates on franchise whole gross sales. The Mega Man video games, as an illustration, have all collectively offered a complete of 36 million copies as of March 31, 2021. The Resident Evil collection is at 110 million, Monster Hunter is at 72 million, and Avenue Fighter has offered 46 million.
Rebekah Valentine is a information reporter for IGN. Yow will discover her on Twitter @duckvalentine.