'Resident Evil 7' Release Date, News & Update: Capcom Predicts High Revenue on Opener; Plans for Nintendo Switch
Developer Capcom sets high expectations that their upcoming video game will have 4 million copies to be sold on opening weekend for their strongest franchise "Resident Evil 7" come January 24 release as it invades PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
"The face of video games sales has changed since introduction of digital copies. Not only that it shatters the tradition of limiting sales within two years after conception, but it gives longer lifespan for staples like 'Resident Evil 7," Capcom said. "The potentials have grown to continually show good sales figures for longer duration."
According to IGN, Capcom projections might be a little off placed compared to predecessor of "Resident Evil 7." In fact, the sixth iteration launched in October of 2012 took until the end of that year to be able to sell 4.8 million copies. Even the strongest sale for "Resident Evil" franchise which is the 5th iteration only wallows on 6.5 million copies for a span of 4 years since launch. The game company is confident in "Resident Evil 7" to earn a massive success.
Capcom leans on heavy pre-release marketing of "Resident Evil 7" to ensure the release into good revenue as the movie franchise and "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" will invade theaters just three days after launch. The movie will sport big actors like Milla Jovovich and foreseen to be another blockbuster for the tinsel town, according to GameSpot.
The developer confirms that "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" is to be the wrap up for the whole movie franchise. This means that video game series has this final chance to shatter all previous records. Given these multiple activities leading toward "Resident Evil 7," Capcom stressed that anything is possible but a failure is far from possibility. The whole "Resident Evil" franchise is also planned to be carried into Nintendo Switch as well.