"Weakened" sales of Resident Evil 6 force Capcom to lower forecasts

Capcom has lowered its net income predictions by nearly a third for the year ending March 31st.

It had previously forecast 105,000m in net sales, 15,700m in ordinary income and 9,800m in net income. These numbers have been reduced to 93,500m, 10,000m and 9,500m respectively.

The publisher admitted that while sales of Resident Evil 6 were initially strong” they subsequently weakened” and are now likely to fall short of targets.

The numbers were also affected by the delay of Monster Hunter 4 to the next financial year.

Resident Evil 6 launched to great success in October, with Capcom shipping 4.5m copies, breaking the company’s previous records. It added the following month that it remained confident the game could hit 6m unit sales.

However, sales were likely hit by what can be described as a lukewarm reception from critics. The Xbox 360 version of the game has a disappointing Metacritic score of 67 per cent with the PS3 version on 74 per cent.

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