Eight months out from release, Resident Evil 6 is already out-performing its precursors.
“The pre-orders for Resident Evil 6 are off to a fantastic start. The best start a Resident Evil game has ever had,” Capcom’s Christrian Svensson told GameInformer.
Capcom doesn’t have any worries about launching during one of the most crowded release seasons.
“We’re saying, ‘Get the hell out of the way.’ We’re a big game. We’re letting you know we’re coming,” Svensson said.
“We’re giving people plenty of room to move around us.”
The executive said pre-orders for both Operation Raccoon City and Revelations jumped in the wake of Resident Evil 6’s announcement, too.
Revelations gained some notoriety at launch for a typo on the case which affected around 90,000 units; Svensson couldn’t provide an explanation.
“I can’t even tell you how many people looked at that package and approved it,” he said.
“Nintendo of America, Nintendo Japan, ESRB, I don’t know how many people internally, and our guys in Japan. I can’t come up with an excuse for it. It just happened. We’re not happy about it. It’s embarrassing. I can’t really sugarcoat it.”
Capcom has taken measures to try and stop such errors creeping in again.
“There are new processes that were put in place that involve people outside the company. We’ve redefined who has final say over packaging. I’m cautiously optimistic we won’t be seeing this happen again.”