“We all know high quality sells and retains promoting for a lot of, many 12 months,” says Capcom’s Antoine Molant.
Resident Evil’s revival has been nice to see for followers, as a lot because it has been for Capcom- as a result of the standard of the video games has been mirrored within the gross sales as effectively. Take Resident Evil 7 for instance- although the sport didn’t benefit from the speedy large burst of gross sales that the likes of Resident Evil 5 and 6 did, it has exhibited sturdy legs, and the survival horror title has stored on promoting even lengthy after its launch, presently standing at over 8.5 million models bought worldwide.
In truth, talking not too long ago with GamesIndustry, Capcom’s EMEA and UK advertising director Antoine Molant stated that the sport remains to be transport over one million copies yearly, which is spectacular for a sport that launched over 4 years in the past. Molant additionally talked about Capcom’s normal outlook on gross sales, with the corporate believing that high quality video games are going to get pleasure from industrial success over a chronic time frame.
“We all know high quality sells and retains promoting for a lot of, a few years,” he stated. “We’re nonetheless seeing Resident Evil 7 transport over a million models globally per 12 months virtually 4 years after its launch. By planning way more long-term throughout completely different markets we are able to take a look at elements resembling platform gross sales promotions, Black Friday, and so forth… which grow to be an increasing number of essential after the primary 12 months.”
Capcom are additionally ready to unleash the following mainline sport within the collection, Resident Evil Village, in a couple of month and a half from now- and the writer has excessive expectations for a way effectively it’s going to do as effectively.
Resident Evil 7, in the meantime, is presently out there on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It’s going to additionally launch for Stadia on April 1.