Resident Evil 7 will be a “foundation” title, Capcom said, meaning it should be able to sell at a solid level due in part to the rise in digital distribution and other things.
Capcom expects Resident Evil 7 to ship 4 million copies during the company’s current fiscal year, but what about beyond that? The English translation of Capcom’s latest earnings. A was posted today, where the company said it expects the game to sell well for a long time to come.
“We are expecting 4 million unit sales worldwide in this fiscal year. Also, we expect to recognize sales of the game as a catalog title in the next fiscal year; however, revenue for catalog titles tends to grow in relation with the timing of movie releases and new titles in a series,” Capcom said. “What is more, the sales life-cycles for titles has grown due to digital distribution, so we expect this game to become a foundation title, producing revenue not limited to the next two fiscal years but into the long term as well.”
Resident Evil 7 launches on January 24, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. That’s just three days before Resident Evil: The Final Chapter comes to theaters on January 27, 2017.
Also in the Capcom was asked what plans Capcom has in place for more Resident Evil movies. The company said the films have “reached a break” with The Final Chapter, but also teased that you should expect more movies down the road. “However, as with the feature-length Resident Evil CG films, we will continue a multifaceted expansion in this area beyond the live-action format,” the company explained.
The next Resident Evil CG movie is Resident Evil: Vendetta, which comes also comes out in 2017. You check out the haunting trailer here. I’m looking forward to the future of Resident Evil, as it seems Capcom are heading down the path of true survival horror once more.