Capcom to use the power of the internets to sell RE5

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Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi is hoping to move 2 million copies of his game “at the low end of the scale” says Edge. He’s really hoping to get up to 3 million, saying that he feels that gamers in Europe and America will be “pleased” with the game’s content.

“In addition to all the usual specialty magazines, we’re also putting more effort into our Web promotions,” Takeuchi said in a Capcom developer interview. “There are websites for America, Japan, and Europe, but it is part of our global strategy to see to it that the basic concepts behind them are the same.”

They’re officially looking at moving 2.3 million copies. I think they can beat that, Web ads or not. By the beginning of 2007, Capcom sold over 3.5 million copies of RE4 on the Gamecube and PS2 combined. Imagine the number if the Wii version was added in? With the title launching on both the PS3 and Xbox 360, web or no, RE5 is going to sell like crazy. 


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