Speaking to the microphones of MCV UK, Antoine Molant (EMEA Marketing Director at Capcom) said that the house in Osaka expects to sell four million copies of Resident Evil Biohazard VII on launch day.
Capcom believes that Resident Evil 7 can sell at least four million copies at launch. This was stated by the Director of Capcom’s EMEA marketing, Antoine Molant, to MCV.
These are the words of Molant: “Commercially, [Resident Evil 7] is probably the biggest Capcom game we are releasing on the new machines. Ideally, we’d love to sell 4m on Day One globally. That would be great. Looking at what we see in the pre-orders and trends these days, we’re pretty confident we are going to get there. All the signs that we have seen across the market, whether it’s from the UK or from other territories, are very positive so far. We’re not sitting back and relaxing at all because we want to push that. The confidence is there.”
As for pre-orders, Molant ensured that “To be very frank, they’re very good,” he said. “Keeping in mind the real pre-order campaign started a week ago with the Steelbook announcement and some of the Collectors’ Edition announcement… before doing that, they were quite above what we were expecting. We’ve got the previews coming out and some more launching in December. On that front, we’re very happy.”
To say: Resident Evil 5 has sold a total of 7.1 million units, while Resident Evil 6 has sold 6.6 million. The franchise as a whole has sold 70 million units.
Resident Evil 7 will be available from January 24, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.