You'd think four years after its release, sales would slow down - but that hasn't happened for Resident Evil 7, which Capcom has said is still managing to shift over one million units every year.
In a recent interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Capcom's European CEO, Kiichiro Urata, spoke about how releasing a game during the busy gaming months isn't as important as many think, and how the company's strategy is to use the "quieter period". It's said to be so fans can "avoid the congestion and can focus on enjoying playing [their] games."
Capcom's European chief operating officer, Stuart Turner, weighed in about that one particular game - Resident Evil 7 - and how it's still "shipping over one million units globally per year almost four years after its launch."
"We know quality sells and keeps selling for many, many years. We're still seeing Resident Evil 7 shipping over one million units globally per year almost four years after its launch. By planning much more long-term across different markets we can look at factors such as platform sales promotions, Black Friday, etc... which become more and more important after the first 12 months."
Resident Evil hit its 25th anniversary earlier this week, and many fans are eagerly anticipating the release of Resident Evil Village. A showcase has been promised to be arriving in April with some "surprises", so clearly Capcom is riding off the success the franchise is maintaining. Let's just hope it continues to gain that momentum throughout the year.
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