Resident Evil: Raccoon City sells 1.7 million units as Capcom's profits dip
Capcom sees sluggish sales overall for the fiscal year but Raccoon City beats projections
Despite drawing the ire of game critics everywhere, Resident Evil: Raccoon City managed to tally a total of 1.7 million units sold. Capcom said that the latest Resident Evil was the top seller of the year, beating out Street Fighter X Tekken by around 300,000 units.
The news comes as the Japanese publisher reported a sales drop of around 16 percent to 86.02 billion yen ($1.02 billion / 824 million euros)for the fiscal year ended on March 31. Operating income also took a hit, sinking to $154.1 million, with net income declined 13.2 percent year-over-year to 6.72 billion yen ($84.06 million / 64.4 million euros).
Capcom remains upbeat about the future, now that Resident Evil 6 is in development. The highly anticipated title is expected to bolster the company up to $1.31 billion in sales for the year ending March 31, 2013. Earnings are projected to hit $122.6 million in that same period.