Capcom’s Earnings Result in Record-Breaking Quarter; RE3 Moves 2.7 Million Units

While the first quarter of this fiscal year has proven exceptionally successful for Capcom, Resident Evil 3 isn’t faring as well as its predecessors. During the title’s first three months on the market, the RE3 remake sold 2.7 million units worldwide. It’s a noteworthy number, sure, but an underwhelming one considering comparative sales figures for last year’s RE2 (4.2 million) and 2017’s RE7 (3.5 million). The franchise itself has reached an impressive new milestone, though, now sitting at a staggering 100 million copies sold.

Capcom relayed news of its first quarter fiscal year earnings in a financial report. According to Niko Partners Senior Analyst Daniel Ahmad, Capcom’s FYQ1 results have never been higher.

The publisher managed to achieve such a feat despite Resident Evil 3’s relatively middling market performance. At 2.7 million units moved in three months, it trails behind sales of the Resident Evil 2 remake by quite a significant margin. Comparatively, RE2 crossed 4.2 million in sales in just over two months. Alex Aniel, author of the upcoming book Itchy, Tasty: An Unofficial History of Resident Evil, shared the following stats,

It should be interesting to see how RE3 will fare long-term, especially with yet another Resident Evil entry on track to release in 2021. Resident Evil Village, a continuation of RE7 (though not technically Resident Evil 8), is currently in development for the PlayStation  5, PC, and Xbox Series X platforms.

[Source: Capcom, Twitter (1), (2)]