Resi 5 has sold 5 million copies since launch, says Abe

Monday, 25 May 2009 16:36 GMT By Mike


Capcom CFO Kazuhiko Abe revealed at the Reuters Global Technology Summit in Tokyo last week that Resident Evil 5 has shipped 5 million units globally, Reuters reports.

Abe said that the action title sold 4.4 million units in March and in the “month of April, sales came to as many as 570,000 units.”

The Capcom chief financial officer also spoke of how the company is seeking growth overseas: “We aim to achieve 10 percent growth in sales and hit an operating margin of 15 percent each year. But acquisitions are not how we are going to do that, at least for now,” Abe said.

“We plan to strengthen our own business first, and only after completing that process, we will think about things like acquisitions.”

Following Abe’s comments, shares in Capcom closed up 4.1 percent at Â¥1,774.