Capcom has high hopes for Resident Evil 7. They say it’s going to revive the series, by taking it in a more ‘horror’ focused direction. They say it’ll be a quality game, after the messes that were Resident Evil 5 and 6. And well, their hopes for its sales are damn high.
Like, 4 million copies sold in one day high.
In their own words:
Ideally, we’d love to sell four million on day one globally. That would be great. Looking at what we see in the preorders 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
But here’s the issue:
Resident Evil 7 will NEVER sell 4 million copies on day 1. Not without a miracle at least.
And that’s simply because you’re asking for higher sales than for every other game in the series. Seriously, look at the sales figures.
Do you notice anything? Like how if these figures were real, Resident Evil 7 would be the fourth best selling game in the series by the end of day 1?
Or how it would have sold ten times more in day 1 sales than every other game in the series? Because if 4 million sales is the target, that’s what they’re expecting.
They’re also seemingly expecting the game to match Pokemon Sun and Moon (4 million or so sales on day 1, based on online figures for each region) and Call of Duty (Modern Warfare sold about that in Europe and America combined). Again, this is crazy. It’s like if Nintendo thought Kirby would sell 20 million copies.
But hey, that’s Capcom’s hope for Resident Evil 7’s sales. Not a very realistic one, but a sort of goal none the less.
So what do you think? Will Resident Evil 7 sell 4 million copies on day 1?