Capcom has confirmed that, while Resident Evil 6 didn’t exactly impress as many players as it had hoped, the game has still managed to become successful “to some degree” and that it’s still too early to tell if the game is a hit or not.
Resident Evil 6 was eagerly awaited by many fans of the long-running survival horror series who wanted to see just how the new game managed to blend the more action-oriented take of its predecessor – Resident Evil 5 – with the more atmospheric Resident Evil 4.
Sadly, as was evident right after its release, the game didn’t exactly impress players, as many users and even professional reviewers started bombarding its Metacritic page with extremely low scores, citing shoddy quality, a convoluted story, and an insignificant amount of emphasis on horror elements.
Even so, Capcom soon confirmed that it had shipped over 4.5 million copies of the game for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 worldwide.
Now, the Japanese company has claimed during an investor’s call that the game has been successful “to some degree.”
“Resident Evil 6 continues to generate repeat sales in Japan and overseas,” Capcom revealed, via CVG. “Furthermore, initial shipments set a new record for a Capcom title. So this game has been successful to some degree.”
The publisher believes that it’s still a bit early to draw a conclusion about Resident Evil 6, but emphasizes that it’s monitoring feedback from players in order to figure out where to take the franchise next.
“We therefore believe it is too early to reach a conclusion about how users view this game,”Capcom continued. “We always listen carefully to the feedback from users and use this information when developing games.”
Considering the amount of backlash generated by the new game among its loyal fans, it’s going to be hard for Capcom to remedy Resident Evil’s image.