Capcom has been banking on Resident Evil 6 to do well for quite some time. The Japanese publisher predicted that Resi 6 would sell 7 million copies by March 2013. That’s over a million more than Resi 5 sold at 5.8 million and even more than the previous record holder for the company, Street Fighter II on the SNES at 6.3 million.
Capcom says it shipped 4.4 million units of Resident Evil 5 in 2009 so sales forecasts still appear a little optimistic. Review scores for the latest in the series have been quite varied – perhaps a symptom of having three campaigns that all play quite differently.