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Old 05-24-2008, 01:16 PM   #1
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Capcom releases lifetime sales numbers for their games.

http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?op...10630&Itemid=2

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Here are the figures in their entirety:

Series Unit Sales
01. Resident Evil Series (50 titles, 34,500,000)
02. Mega Man Series (120 titles, 28,000,000)
03. Street Fighter Series (59 titles, 25,000,000)
04. Disney Series (33 titles, 13,200,000)
05. Devil May Cry Series (10 titles, 9,500,000)
06. Onimusha Series (12 titles, 7,800,000)
07. Monster Hunter Series (10 titles, 6,300,000)
08. Dino Crisis Series (13 titles, 4,400,000)
09. Ghosts 'n Goblins Series (15 titles, 4,300,000)
10. Final Fight Series (10 titles, 3,200,000)
11. Breath of Fire Series (15 titles, 3,000,000)
12. Ace Attorney Series (11 titles, 2,800,000)
13. Commando Series (2 titles, 1,200,000)
14. 1942 Series (3 titles, 1,200,000)


FC: NES
SFC: Super NES
MD: Genesis
GB: Game Boy
GBA: Game Boy Advance
PSP: PlayStation Portable
DC: DreamCast
PS: PlayStation
PS2: PlayStation2
GC: GameCube
Wii: Wii

01. Street Fighter II (released June 1992, SFC, 6,300,000 units sold)
02. Resident Evil 2 (January 1998, PS, 4,960,000)
03. Street Fighter II Turbo (July 1993, SFC, 4,100,000)
04. Resident Evil 3 Nemesis (September 1999, PS, 3,500,000)
05. Resident Evil (March 1996, PS, 2,750,000)
06. Dino Crisis (July 1999, PS, 2,400,000)
07. Devil May Cry 4 (January 2008, PS3, Xbox 360, 2,300,000)
08. Devil May Cry (August 2001, PS2, 2,160,000)
09. Monster Hunter Freedom 2 (February 2007, PSP, 2,150,000)
10. Onimusha: Warlords, (January 2001, PS2, 2,020,000)
11. Resident Evil 4, (December 2005, PS2, 2,000,000)
12. Super Street Fighter II (June 2006, 1994, SFC, 2,000,000)
13. Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny, (March 2003, PS2, 1,990,000)
14. Aladdin (November 1993, SFC, 1,750,000)
15. Devil May Cry 2 (January 2003, PS2, 1,700,000)
16. Duck Tales, (January 1990, FC, 1,670,000)
17. Street Fighter II' Plus (September 1993, MD, 1,650,000)
18. Ghosts'n Goblins (June 1986, FC, 1,640,000)
19. Resident Evil 4 (January 2005, GC, 1,600,000)
20. Onimusha 3: Demon siege (February 2004, PS2, 1,520,000)
21. Mega Man 2 (December 1998, FC, 1,510,000)
22. Lost Planet Extreme Condition (December 2006, Xbox 360, 1,500,000)
23. Final Fight (December 1990, SFC, 1,480,000)
24. Resident Evil Outbreak (December 2003, PS2, 1,450,000)
25. Duck Tales (September 1990, GB, 1,430,000)
26. Resident Evil Code Veronica X (March 2001, PS2, 1,400,000)
27. Dead Rising (August 2006, Xbox 360, 1,400,000)
28. Resident Evil (March 2002, GC, 1,350,000)
29. Mega man Battle Network 4 (December 2003, GBA, 1,350,000)
30. Devil May Cry 3 (February 2005, PS2, 1,300,000)
31. Resident Evil 0 (November 2002, GC, 1,250,000)
32. Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition (May 2007, Wii, 1,250,000)
33. Magical Quest Starring Mickey (November 1992, SFC, 1,210,000)
34. Resident Evil DC Dual Shock (August 1998, PS, 1,200,000)
35. Chip'n Dale Rescue Rangers (June 1990, FC, 1,200,000)
36. Dino Crisis 2 (September 2000, PS, 1,190,000)
37. Mega Man X (December 1993, SFC, 1,160,000)
38. Monster Hunter Freedom (December 2005, PSP, 1,150,000)
39. Resident Evil Code Veronica (February 2000, DC, 1,140,000)
40. Commando (September 1986, FC, 1,140,000)
41. Resident Evil Director's Cut (September 1997, PS, 1,130,000)
42. Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (October 1991, SFC, 1,090,000)
43. Mega Man 3 (September 1990, FC, 1,080,000)
44. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (November 2007, Wii, 1,050,000)
45. Final Fight 2 (May 1993, SFC, 1,030,000)
46. Street Fighter Alpha 3 (December 1998, PS, 1,000,000)
10 Devil May Cry games? I know they did multi-platform with DMC4, but where are they coming up with 10?
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Old 05-24-2008, 01:56 PM   #2
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Re: Capcom releases lifetime sales numbers for their games.

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10 Devil May Cry games? I know they did multi-platform with DMC4, but where are they coming up with 10?
I think they are counting the different platforms. PS2, PS3, PC, 360, Etc...There were 4 titles on the PS2 alone (including DMC3 Director's Cut) and PC ports of some of those titles.

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Old 05-24-2008, 03:52 PM   #3
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Re: Capcom releases lifetime sales numbers for their games.

Does the sum of the totals in the first list equal the sum of the totals in the second? If so, the answer to the next question is "No".

Does the first list include the occurrence of these games in compilations? If so, then a sale of a single disc of Capcom Classics Collection will increment the sales numbers for both "Street Fighter series" and "Ghosts N' Goblins series".

Both series also appear on Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded, so selling a single disc of that would also increment the lifetime sales of both series.

I am surprised that Capcom released this information. I would have expected precise sales volumes to be a closely-guarded company secret.

Even Capcom's (unaudited) Consolidated Financial Results of the Year ended March 31, 2008 doesn't mention specific numbers. But it does have this to say:

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Software development costs have increased as new game consoles have been released. In response to this situation, Capcom has been engaged in software development under thorough revenue management. The usage of "MT Framework", Capcom's original software development tool, is just one example of such efforts.

"MT Framework" makes it possible to simultaneously develop a software for various hardware, including Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PCs, and, therefore, reduces time and costs associated with development.

We placed extra emphasis on the distribution of games to mobile phones in both domestic and overseas markets in order to strengthen our profit base. Additionally, we have been building a management framework to prepare for the full-scale operation of online business.

In the home video game segment, which is one of the core businesses of Capcom, "Resident Evil 4 Wii edition" and "Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles" (for Wii) increased their sales satisfactorily especially in the US and Europe.

In addition, "Devil May Cry 4" (for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3), which targeted overseas markets, also proved to have real value and achieved sales of over two million units exceeding our projection significantly.

These flagship titles made strong showings in overseas markets, and the shipments of these three titles surpassed one million units, just as they did in the previous year. These successful results indicate that our business development, which specifically follows market trends, is heading in the right direction.

The resulting net sales increased to 83,097 million yen (up 11.5 % from the previous year). As for profits, operating income increased to 13,121 million yen (up 36.6 % from the previous year), ordinary income increased to 12,267 million yen (up 15.7 % from the previous year), and the net profit for the current fiscal year increased to 7,807 million yen (up 33.4 % from the previous year).

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In this business segment, "Resident Evil 4 Wii edition" and "Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles" (for Wii) increased their brand recognition especially in overseas markets. Their shipment surpassed one million units, greatly exceeding our projection.

"Devil May Cry 4" (for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3) gained overwhelming popularity as soon as it was released and continued to achieve smooth growth in the US and Europe. This software achieved record sales for Capcom in recent years with over two million units sold.

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In the North American market, which is considered to be the most competitive market in the world, "Resident Evil 4 Wii edition" and "Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles" (for Wii) increased their sales steadily supported by their established fan base.

Capcom's long-awaited software, "Devil May Cry 4" (for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3), was developed based on our precise marketing activities. The software became a big hit by winning overwhelming popularity among users. This software showed strong brand recognition in overseas markets and achieved solid growth, exceeding our projections.

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Old 05-24-2008, 06:14 PM   #4
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Re: Capcom releases lifetime sales numbers for their games.

It doesn't hurt the value of their stocks, that's for sure.
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I can't believe their disney games are in third place.

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