Capcom has shared its quarterly financial results, giving us an idea on how their current games have been doing in the sales department. One of the more interesting announcements was the sales outlook of Dead Rising 4, which the company described as being “firm” so far. The game launched in December of last year on Xbox One and PC.
The company goes on to confirm that “the sales of Monster Hunter Stories (for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems), which targeted younger audiences, were soft. On the other hand, re-releases of popular titles Resident Evil 5 (for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) and Resident Evil 4 (for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) performed steadily thanks to a stable fanbase for the brand. Additionally, Monster Hunter Generations, known as Monster Hunter X (Cross) in Japan and Asia (for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems), achieved solid sales overseas thanks to Capcom’s established brand capabilities.”
It’s very interesting how Capcom decided to word the sales of Dead Rising 4 in particular, considering that the game hasn’t passed the 1 million sales mark yet. Reasons for the game not being a massive hit from a sales perspective was likely a mixture of dwindling interest in the series and the game nixing major mechanics that original fans sorely missed. It’s currently sitting around the 700,000 copies sold mark, so it wasn’t a bomb by any measure.
It’s also worth keeping in mind that the game will be coming to PlayStation 4 at some point this year to boost those sales further, though we still don’t have a release date. Microsoft previously said that the game would be an Xbox One console exclusive for a year, so we could be looking at another Rise of the Tomb Raider situation and the game launching towards the end of 2017.
Dead Rising 4 most recently got a free update that added several things to the game, including new difficulty modes, new costumes and more.