- Oct 24, 2008
From their investor Q&A, here are the Resident Evil 7 related questions: http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/data/pdf/explanation/2016/3rd/explanation_2016_3rd_03.pdf
Q. Has Resident Evil 7 recouped its development cost at this point?
A. Yes, it has recouped its development cost, and presently has shipped 2.5 million units. (*3 million
units as of February 10.)
Q. How is Resident Evil 7 biohazard (Resident Evil 7, below) performing?
A. As of January 27, it has shipped 2.5 million units. (*3 million units as of February 10.) Compared
to Resident Evil 6 this may seem like a lower initial pace, however this can be attributed to the
recent wider adoption of digital downloads and the transition from a sharp initial spike in sales for
games to a continuous long tail. Further, we believe that achieving our fiscal-year target of 4
million units for this title is wholly possible, as we expect sales to continue for a longer period,
buoyed on highly positive post-launch reviews from both the media and consumers.
Q. To what degree will Resident Evil 7s additional downloadable content contribute to earnings?
A. Earnings contributions from Resident Evil 7 will come primarily from sales of the main game, with
additional downloadable content playing a complementary role. We believe strategically
releasing appealing additional downloadable content to stimulate continuous interest among
game players will result in an extended lifecycle for the title, and will be important in exceeding
the lifetime units sold by the previous installment over the course of the game's life.
Q. Do you have any plans to bring the Resident Evil series to PC Online games in China?
A. Presently, we are proceeding forward with a number of future projects in the Asian region;
however, at this point in time we are unable to share any specifics, including brand names.