Capcom Shares Sales Targets for Resident Evil 6, Dragon's Dogma, DmC and Lost Planet
Capcom expects to have four million sellers this fiscal term. In supplemental earnings materials issued today, the company revealed the following shipment targets:
- Resident Evil 6: 7 Million
- DmC Devil May Cry: 2 Million
- Dragon's Dogma: 1.5 Million
- Lost Planet 3: 1.4 Million
These four titles will all be released throughout the world this fiscal year. RE6 and Drgaon's Dogma already have dates. DmC is still listed with a general TBA 2012 timeframe. Lost Planet is listed as early 2013.
Capcom expects all these million sellers to help push its sales and earnings far beyond last year. For the current fiscal year, the company expects 80 billion yen in sales, up 20.2 billion from last year. It expects operating income to rise 2.2 billion yen to 15 billion yen.
Most of its sales this year will come from North America. Of the total 20 million unit sales planned, the company expects 7.6 million from North America, 6.5 million from Japan, 5.2 million from Europe and 700,000 from Asia. Last year, Japan sold the most units (thanks in large part of Monster Hunter).
The company also plans to improve download content sales, going from 2.8 billion yen last year to 3.5 billion yen this year. Dragon's Dogma will see additional quests. Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City will see additional modes and maps. Street Fighter x Tekken will see additional characters and so-forth.
Capcom will be doing a bit of restructuring. Previously, its businesses were split into five areas: consumer online games (this includes all the standard video game releases), mobile content, arcade operations, amusement equipments and "other businesses." Mobile content will be merged with the consumer online games business to form the new "Digital Contents" business.
View the supplemental earnings materials (PDF, English) for yourself.