One would assume that 4.5 million copies sold/shipped is a rousing success.

But when it comes to a franchise like Resident Evil , given the huge size of the gaming population these days, maybe it's not quite so fantastic.

After a whole lot of conflicting reviews and plenty of heated discussion and arguments among gamers, Resident Evil 6 still managed to sell – or perhaps only ship – four and a half million worldwide at launch. However, during a recent Q&A with the publisher (as cited by GameSpot ), these results aren't blowing anybody away:

"Resident Evil 6 continues to generate repeat sales in Japan and overseas. Furthermore, initial shipments set a new record for a Capcom title. So this game has been successful to some degree."

Capcom goes on to say it's "too early to reach a conclusion about how users view this game," which is probably code for, "there are way too damn many contrasting points of view and we have no idea who to believe right now." I can definitely understand that, as that review was just a colossal struggle for me. And it's rarely a struggle, so…

Related Game(s): Resident Evil 6

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Jed
Jed
8 years ago

Hey everybody, this is totally off topic, but the new Playstation Store is up in the U.S. Just thought I'd let you know.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
8 years ago

Good, you can suffer like the rest of us then, I really cannot stand it. It's slowly, cheesy and finding all the new content rather than the featured content is a chore. Not to mention the start up and how long that takes.

As for RE6, I missed out this time, It's a game I will pick up when the special edition arrives with all the DLC.

PoopsMcGee
PoopsMcGee
8 years ago

@ Ultimadream

Really!? I was a skeptic of the new design (I had no problem with the old store) but the new store is smooth as butter for me so far and IMO very much improved. It took me longer to load the old store…

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

It's been up a few days, it's really fast! Still no fix for the Download list though, and the search feature doesn't work.

berserk
berserk
8 years ago

Good idea Ult , at least to wait until the new camera option are available near December .

Jawknee
Jawknee
8 years ago

It's been up for about a week.

@Ultima, a friend of mine in the UK who has both a US and UK account says the US store is actually better than the UK one. He said its better organized and runs smoother.


Last edited by Jawknee on 11/6/2012 1:01:16 PM

PoopsMcGee
PoopsMcGee
8 years ago

@ Jawk

Ahh, that probably explains it then. I was just a little dumbfounded because my experience with the new store has been 95% positive…

Jawknee
Jawknee
8 years ago

I hated it at first. It's grown on me a little bit but I still prefer the old layout.

Jed
Jed
8 years ago

Here I thought I had some news, but it happened days ago, lol. My time on the PS3 has been heavily invested in NFS and ACIII lately.

I didn't use it much but I didn't see any problems with it. It seemed faster than the old store and nothing seemed like it was missing. If I wanted to nitpick I could say the download list still can't be searched, but they didn't say it would be that way. I guess the only thing that disappointed me was that the only streaming video was the one that introduces you to the new store.


Last edited by Jed on 11/6/2012 3:23:14 PM

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
8 years ago

I like the new the store honestly. I thought it was time for a new layout, I also liked the old one as well. I heard they are going to be working on fixing the download list so you can search it easier.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

I think they expected a huge sales explosion due to the frantic action.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
8 years ago

World,
Check your email, I've sent you something.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

aight G

berserk
berserk
8 years ago

Glad they feel that way , they might never thought about giving us new camera option in a month or so ..

Jawknee
Jawknee
8 years ago

What does it say about a franchise when a fan who has bought every single RE on day one has no interest in buying the newest one?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

That it needs a reboot

telly
telly
8 years ago

Just posted on that below before I saw this. More than any other series I can think of, Resident Evil would benefit tremendously from a reboot.

Oxvial
Oxvial
8 years ago

Same thing I was kinda hyped played the demo and now I don't care about 6 🙁

Oxvial
Oxvial
8 years ago

Same thing I was kinda hyped played the demo and now I don't care about 6 🙁

Corvo
Corvo
8 years ago

oh man, only 4 million? Shame i guess. Not like that means MILLIONS have bought their game. That's sad sign of greed right there. How can someone be upset their game only sold 4 million i mean seriously. 600k should make any dev happy. Just my opinion though. Oh, and i love the new store. The noises it makes are so cewl.

telly
telly
8 years ago

I hope they reboot the series next gen, not so different from what they're doing with DMC actually (I DIDN'T ask for that reboot, that's for sure, but that's beside the point.) I'd love for them to let go of this awful narrative they're clinging to, rethink the gameplay mechanics and atmosphere so they can get back to being SCARY, get some good protagonists, etc. If we can reboot Batman, Star Trek, DMC, etc., why not Resident Evil?

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
8 years ago

I just skip the cut scenes and have a blast
I bought it day 1

karneli lll
karneli lll
8 years ago

They got so desperate that now resident evil 5 is on ps+

PoopsMcGee
PoopsMcGee
8 years ago

Yeah, I'm hitting that up. Haven't played it yet…

gungrave
gungrave
8 years ago

Reboot the game…and the movie for that matter.

___________
___________
8 years ago

oh crapcom, you are so pathetic!
4.5M in just over a month is not enough for you?
not to mention in such a saturated market with so many big games releasing, and not to mention it got such poor reviews so that would not of helped!
christ, i thought even their greed was not THIS grand!
sorry crapcom, but you have lost what little respect i had left for you!