Capcom expects to shift four million copies of Resident Evil 7 by the end of March 2017.
The news came via a recent earnings report. In an English Q&A released today (thanks, GameSpot), Capcom asserted that Resident Evil 7 was a “foundation title” that it expected to continue to generate profit long after launch.
“We are expecting 4 million unit sales worldwide in this fiscal year. Also, we expect to recognize sales of the game as a catalog title in the next fiscal year; however, revenue for catalog titles tends to grow in relation with the timing of movie releases and new titles in a series,” Capcom said.
“What is more, the sales lifecycles for titles has grown due to digital distribution, so we expect this game to become a foundation title, producing revenue not limited to the next two fiscal years but into the long term as well.”
Capcom recently confirmed the PC spec list for its upcoming first-person survival horror game, although as “the game is still undergoing development”, “all PC requirements are subject to change”.
Resident Evil 7 is set to release for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on January 24, 2017, promising a “disturbingly realistic experience”