Capcom has slashed its sales projections for the financial year ending March 31st 2013. The move comes following weak sales of Resident Evil 6, as well as a release date slip for Monster Hunter 4 that will see it miss this financial year. The report suggests that Capcom had high hopes for the 3DS title, but the game’s delay has now lopped off a sizeable chunk of its forecast.
The company projected net sales of 105,000 million yen for the financial year, as it bet big on the success of Resident Evil 6 and Monster Hunter 4.
Capcom has issued a new projection of 93,500 million yen, which equates to a drop of 11%, and added in its report, “Sales of the major new title Resident Evil 6 were initially strong, but subsequently weakened. As a result, sales for this title are certain to fall short of the plan.”
The developer also added that Monster Hunter 4’s delay will give it time to, “Further raise the quality of the game.” No new date has been given, but it will now launch in Japan after March 2013, with Gematsu reporting that it will launch in Summer.
Resident Evil 6 polarised game critics when it launched in October – see our score round-up for the full spectrum of numbers therein. Regardless, the game broke Capcom shipping records, but it appears as if those shipped copies failed to translate into sales.
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