In their Overview of Strategies and Plans for the current fiscal year (ending March 31, 2018), Capcom revealed that they have two major titles planned to release within the next 12 months. The first is Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, and the other is currently unannounced, though it does sound like it will be from one of their “major brands.”
Capcom also said they expect both Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and Resident Evil 7 biohazard to move two million copies by the end of March 2018. Infinite doesn’t launch until September, and Resident Evil 7 sold 3.5 million copies in the previous fiscal year.
Elsewhere in their strategy report, Capcom mentioned that they want to expand their consumer business by regularly launching major titles in the global market, and by strengthening downloads (full-game, additional contents, and catalog titles). They also want to “bolster lineup of current-generation console re-releases; promote multiplatform development, including for the Nintendo Switch,” and “explore leading-edge markets, such as eSports with Street Fighter V.”
Looking at the sales of their major franchises (as of March 31, 2017), Resident Evil is at 77 million, with Monster Hunter at 39 million, Street Fighter at 39 million, Devil May Cry at 15 million, Dead Rising at 10 million, and Dragon’s Dogma at 3.2 million.
The previous Marvel vs. Capcom games, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, have combined to sell 3.4 million copies on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Do you think Infinite will sell two million copies this fiscal year?