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Resident Evil 7 Still Well Behind Its Sales Expectations Despite 4 Million Units Shipped

Resident Evil 7 launched with critical acclaim, however, the game failed to meet Capcom’s sales expectations of 4 Million units sold by March 2017, however, the game has now shipped 4 million units but, still its way behind Capcom’s expectations of the game’s lifetime sales.

The number is up from 3.5 million units shipped back in May 2017, which Capcom acknowledged as a strong start despite not meeting the sales target. However, Capcom has predicted that Resident Evil 7 will ship 10 million units in its lifetime and for that, the game has a long way to go.

Furthermore, Capcom note that it’s not a cause of panic for the game not meeting the sales expectations as “lifecycle for games is growing longer”.

While the game is 6 million units short of reaching its lifetime sales expectations which also seems unlikely for the game to achieve but, Resident Evil 7 Gold Edition might be able to help reach closer to the target.

This special edition will include the complete base game in addition to both volumes of the “Banned Footage” DLCs and will also include the brand new “End of Zoe” and the free “Not a Hero” DLC.

“Not A Hero” DLC for the game will feature Chris Redfield as the playable character. According to Capcom, Not A Hero will follow a short story scenario of Chris Redfield with a different take on Ethan’s nightmare from the main story. Capcom also teased that what Chris Redfield is chasing in this DLC? you will have to play to find out.

Also, Steamforged Games has started a Kickstarter for Resident Evil 2 board game. The game will be set in the world of Resident Evil 2 and the project has been approved by Capcom.

Resident Evil 7 is a first-person horror survival title developed by Capcom for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 and the Gold Edition of the game is due to launch on December 12, 2017.

Source: ResidentEvil