Capcom shares dip after Resident Evil 7 launch despite positive reception

By Shabana Arif, Monday, 30 January 2017 18:24 GMT

Despite shipping 2.5 million units, Capcom’s stock is falling.

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Resident Evil 7 has had a fairly successful launch week, with the third best week one debut in the series.

Capcom has shipped 2.5 million units over the course of three days according to PCGamesN, but that wasn’t enough to fill shareholders with confidence. 4.5 million units of Resident Evil 6 were shipped during its launch window a few years ago, so expectations were for something significantly higher.

Resident Evil has impressed critics and players alike so word-of-mouth and positive reviews may be just what Capcom needs to turn this ship around. They already have a bunch of DLC lined up, including a free DLC this Spring.

Do you think the buzz around the game will help to restore shareholder’s confidence? Or will the enthusiasm fizzle out before having a meaningful impact for the company? Chime in below.

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