Capcom MAY Be Going Back to Roots.

#21randyc80Posted 3/28/2014 1:43:25 AM
fluffy_kins posted...
skermac posted...
randyc80 posted...
Except that wasn't my point, Edward. Of course everyone can have an opinion and every opinion matters....just not to how the game turns out.

Your opinion may be very valid and it might even produce a better game, but unless you have creative control over RE and work on the development staff, for all intents and purposes, your opinion makes no difference to how the finished product ends up. That is just the way it is.


Yeah but when you don't listen to fans you wind up losing sales and this has been a major problem for Capcom recently.


They don't get it though. They don't realize that their action quick time fest game is the problem. They just think that they didn't make it action-y or quick time-y ENOUGH to capture that coveted Call of Duty audience. Hopefully sales will just keep dropping off until they're forced to cancel the series.


Define "losing sales." No, RE6 didn't sell as many copies as they were hoping, but 5 million copies isn't exactly hurting for sales....especially when you look at other games in the series. How many did Revelations sell? Like 1.5 million or so?

Capcom was certainly disappointed that RE6 didn't pull down the Call of Duty level of sales that they were hoping for, but don't kid yourself into thinking that the game did so poorly that they will have to change direction or go back to the classics to increase sales. It's not going to happen.
#22randyc80Posted 3/28/2014 1:53:09 AM
I think these figures were as of October, but here you go:

http://gearnuke.com/capcom-releases-updated-resident-evil-series-sales-figure/

Only one Resident Evil game outsold RE6, and that was RE5. You can chalk it up to whatever you want. You can hope all you want. All I know is that no business minded individual (which they certainly are) is going to look at these figures and say, "oh hey, we should go back to the way the games used to be.....it might sell better if we did." Especially since the highest sales on a classic style game was RE2. It has been a long time since 1998 and there have been several classic style games that haven't sold nearly as well as RE2 has.

It's time to accept that the series will never go back to how it was. It's just not going to happen.
#23GoldsicklePosted 3/28/2014 2:13:23 AM
As I said in another thread, the whole "even Capcom admits RE6 is a failure" are just exaggerations thrown around by people who never bothered to read articles properly or are easily misled by skewed headlines.
It's only the idiots writing those articles that says things like "Capcom admits its failure" or "RE6 is officially a failure" but direct quotes from Capcom themselves are along the lines of missing the 7 million sales goal.

randyc80 posted...
I think these figures were as of October, but here you go:

I wouldn't really rely on that list since although it's based on a trusted source, the actual listing is made by the author's own arrangement.

He only totaled together titles that reached over a million sales.
Even though he tallied special editions together, he didn't tally together the Dual Shock edition of RE2 or the Gold Edition of RE5.

You're better of just looking at the actual list he linked to:
http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/business/million.html
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#24DanielSpace79Posted 3/28/2014 1:34:27 PM
randyc80 posted...
I think these figures were as of October, but here you go:

http://gearnuke.com/capcom-releases-updated-resident-evil-series-sales-figure/

Only one Resident Evil game outsold RE6, and that was RE5. You can chalk it up to whatever you want. You can hope all you want. All I know is that no business minded individual (which they certainly are) is going to look at these figures and say, "oh hey, we should go back to the way the games used to be.....it might sell better if we did." Especially since the highest sales on a classic style game was RE2. It has been a long time since 1998 and there have been several classic style games that haven't sold nearly as well as RE2 has.

It's time to accept that the series will never go back to how it was. It's just not going to happen.


God bless you and Goldsickle for your beautiful wonderful logic. You both get virtual no homo high-5 and ass slaps.
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#25edward18Posted 3/28/2014 1:37:35 PM
Well Capcom keeps saying it is going to go back even though they never do. That's one of the big problems with that lying ass company.
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#26skermacPosted 3/29/2014 12:18:28 AM
randyc80 posted...
I think these figures were as of October, but here you go:

http://gearnuke.com/capcom-releases-updated-resident-evil-series-sales-figure/

Only one Resident Evil game outsold RE6, and that was RE5. You can chalk it up to whatever you want. You can hope all you want. All I know is that no business minded individual (which they certainly are) is going to look at these figures and say, "oh hey, we should go back to the way the games used to be.....it might sell better if we did." Especially since the highest sales on a classic style game was RE2. It has been a long time since 1998 and there have been several classic style games that haven't sold nearly as well as RE2 has.

It's time to accept that the series will never go back to how it was. It's just not going to happen.


Actually the best selling RE and survival horror game of all time according to the Guinness Book of World Records is...dun dun dun... Resident Evil 4! Shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone given how awesome it is.

About the old games I'm actually curious to know what their true sales are. Can't seem to find that info though...
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#27GoldsicklePosted 3/29/2014 1:34:26 AM(edited)
skermac posted...
Actually the best selling RE and survival horror game of all time according to the Guinness Book of World Records is...dun dun dun... Resident Evil 4!

That information is already outdated.

As of releasing that, the book said that RE4 outsold RE5 by 40,000 copies.
Between that and today, RE5 has already sold additional 700,000 copies, while not much increase is seen on any versions of RE4.

Something I put together last year when discussing about the same issue:
http://i.imgur.com/HQPdYap.png

So whether you base it on Capcom's Investor Relations page or by tallying all the ports together, RE5 is still the best seller.
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