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Capcom Lowers Sales Expectations After ‘Resident Evil 6’ Underperforms

I feel bad dropping so much bad news today. Between The War Z, THQ’s filing for bankruptcy, the apocalypse, and this — today just isn’t a great day for gamers. It should come as no surprise that Resident Evil 6 didn’t sell as well as Capcom wanted it to, and this underperformance could spur the publisher to give the franchise another much-needed reboot. Overall, Capcom is bracing for a whopping $1.8 billion loss in their net sales for the year, which they’re attributing to Resident Evil 6 sales and the delay of Monster Hunter 4.

In related news, those multiplayer modes promised us released on the Xbox 360 today. You can buy them individually for 320 MSP, or get them all for 720 MSP.

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  • chris99x

    Capcom has made some really iffy decisions regarding direction changes. I really hope this does spur some change in the next RE. The last two games were fun, but quite disappointing compared to the potential the series possesses.

    • Adam Dodd

      I enjoyed RE6 quite a bit, and RE5 too, but I can agree with that. They’ve proven more than willing to mix things up when the series is doing well so I’m pretty sure the next game is going to be radically different. Hopefully it’s different in a good way.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I really hope they do decide to reboot RE. I think it would be a really good decision.

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