Resident Evil 6 sales fall short of expectations

Resident Evil 6 is unlikely to meet sales expectations, Capcom has said.

The dramatic-horror sequel was released on October 2, 2012, and despite initial sales proving positive, things quickly tapered off.

RE6 was originally forecast to ship seven million units during the current financial year, before Capcom slashed the figure to six million last month. The Japanese publishers has further lowered its forecast for the game, though no figure was given.

“Sales of the major new title Resident Evil 6 were initially strong but subsequently weakened,” Capcom commented. “As a result, sales for this title are certain to fall short of the plan.”

Consequently, Capcom said today that it has lowered its sales and earnings forecast for the FY ending March 31, 2013. Sales were lowered by 11 per cent to 93.5 billion yen while net profit forecast was cut by 33.7 per cent to 6.5 billion yen.

To make matters worse, key 3DS title Monster Hunter 4 has suffered a delay. The game was originally pencilled in for release next March, but has now been pushed back to summer 2013.

Check out our review of RE6 here.