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Capcom Expects 1.2 Million Sales For Monster Hunter 3DS

Publisher shares sales targets for major upcoming titles.

Capcom does not appear to expect the first 3DS Monster Hunter game to be as popular as its PSP counterparts, which sell upwards of 4 million units.

As part of its quarterly earnings briefing, Capcom has shared sales targets for its big upcoming releases.

The publisher expects Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City (PS3 and 360) and Street Fighter x Tekken (PS3 and 360) to be its biggest games for the latter half of the fiscal year, with both selling 2 million units. Dragon's Dogma (PS3 and 360) is expected to sell 1.5 million units. All three games are due in 2012.

Capcom expects Monster Hunter 3G for 3DS to sell 1.2 million units. This is listed in Capcom's statement as being just for Japan, so it presumably won't see international release until the next fiscal year.

Monster Hunter 3rd HD Version (PS3) was Capcom's top selling game for the first half of the fiscal year (April through September), with 450,000 units sold. This was followed by Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition (PS3 and 360) and Resident Evil the Mercenaries 3D (3DS), both with 400,000 units.

For the first half of the year, Capcom saw net sales of 29,252 million yen, a drop from the 40,706 million yen over the same period the year before. Operating income was down 1,160 million yen to 2,782 million.

View Capcom's earnings briefing slides here (PDF).

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