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Dwindling Resident Evil 6 Sales; Resident Evil 5 Pachislot Doing Well

Resident Evil 5 Box Art | Wikipedia

Resident Evil 5 Box Art | Wikipedia

Although the recently-released Resident Evil 6 is labeled as a “failure,” Capcom was still able to see an increase in revenue during its nine-month period from April to December 2012. In fact, the company cited “big increase in sales from one year earlier because of new DLC associated with major titles and higher sales from primary software downloads.”

This reflects their first-quarter report from last year, wherein they stated that DLC sales were higher than expected.

What’s interesting about this is that the Japanese game developer and publisher attributed their sales increase to a Resident Evil 5 slot machine. Capcom even confirmed that the December launch of Resident Evil 5-themed “pachislot” machine sold 35,000 units in Japan. As reported by the gaming website Siliconera:

Resident Evil 5 pachislot contributed “big increases in sales and earnings” to Capcom’s earnings, with the company pointing to the success of Resident Evil 5 having a synergistic effect on the pachislot game.

Thus, it’s no-brainer why Capcom said that they will “continue to introduce additional content for Resident Evil 6 and other major titles.”

Aside from Resident Evil 5 pachislot, Resident Evil: Operating Racoon City was also doing well. Worldwide shipments of the said title were at 2.2 million on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as of December 31, 2012.

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