In their most recent earnings report, Capcom said they were expecting Resident Evil 7 to sell four million copies worldwide this fiscal year (ending March 31, 2017), giving the title more than two months to hit that target. As part of a new interview with MCV though, Capcom EMEA Marketing Director Antoine Molant said the company is “pretty confident” that RE7 will sell four million copies on just the first day.
After saying Resident Evil 7 is “probably the biggest Capcom game we are releasing on the new machines” from a commercial standpoint, Molant added:
Ideally, we’d love to sell 4m on day one globally. That would be great. Looking at what we see in the pre-orders and trends these days, we’re pretty confident we are going to get there. All the signs that we have seen across the market, whether it’s from the UK or from other territories, are very positive so far. We’re not sitting back and relaxing at all because we want to push that. The confidence is there.
So far, Molant says the pre-order numbers for RE7 are “very good.”
Earlier this month, Square Enix revealed that Final Fantasy XV moved five million copies on day one.
You can watch an unboxing of the Collector’s Edition above.
Do you think RE7 will sell four million copies on January 24, 2017?