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Capcom Expects Big Numbers from Resident Evil, Street Fighter and PS3

Publisher shares sales targets for current year. Plus, a visual guide to milking Street Fighter!

Capcom expects big numbers from its Street Fighter crossover with Namco Bandai's Tekken series.

Capcom has shared a supplemental earnings report containing sales targets for the current fiscal year. Have a look in this easily parsed chart:

The company expects Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City to be its big title for the year, with 2.5 million units worldwide following release this Winter. Street Fighter x Tekken (date TBA), Dragon's Dogma (early 2012) and Dead Rising 2 Off the Record (Fall 2011) follow with 2.0 million, 1.5 million and 800,000 units.

For the previous year, Capcom's top selling game was without question Monster Hunter Freedom 3. Although released exclusively in Japan, the PSP title outsold second place Dead Rising 2 more than two to one.

Here are the full sales stats for the year:

  • Monster Hunter Freedom 3: 4.6 million
  • Dead Rising 2: 2.2 million
  • Marvel vs Capcom 3: 2.0 million
  • Super Street Fighter IV: 1.6 million
  • Lost Planet 2: 1.5 million

Aside from Monster Hunter, everything was released worldwide.

Capcom expects to do most of its business on the PlayStation 3 this year. It shared specific platform-by-platform targets. Last year's shipment totals are in parentheses.

  • PlayStation 3: 16 titles, 8 million units (11 / 6.2 million)
  • Xbox 360: 14 titles, 4.7 million (11 / 4.2 million)
  • DS/3DS: 9 titles, 2.4 million (11 / 1.7 million)
  • PSP: 11 titles, 2.2 million (11 / 6.2 million)
  • Wii: 2 titles, 200,000 (5 / 1.4 million)
  • PC and other: 3 titles, 500,000 (3 / 500,000)

Also in the supplementary earnings report, Capcom's standing in the worldwide games market:

In Japan, Capcom was the third biggest publisher behind Nintendo and Namco Bandai, besting Square Enix, Konami and Sega. In other markets, it failed to even make it into the top 10.

You'll find more of Capcom's fiscal stats in this English earnings report.

Plus, Capcom's guide to milking Street Fighter revealed!

There's the home version of Super SFIV in the center of everything there. It's surrounded by all the other stuff, like the iPhone and arcade versions of the game, the atrocious Street Fighter movie (I paid Japanese movie prices to see that, Capcom!!!) and the Chun-Li pachinko game, which apparently targets core players?

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