Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) is pleased to announce that worldwide shipments of "Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City" for the "PlayStation? 3" and Xbox 360? have surpassed two million units.
"Resident Evil" is a series of survival-horror games in which players use weapons and other items in order to escape from zombies. One of Capcom's best-known game series, "Resident Evil" has recorded cumulative sales of more than 49 million units* since the first title was released in 1996. Shipments of the previous title, "Resident Evil 5", posted worldwide sales of 5.8 million units*, the most of any title in the series. These sales figures demonstrate that "Resident Evil" is just as popular today as it was 15 years ago when the first title made its debut.
"Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City" is a survival shooting game that is based on the same worldview as all other "Resident Evil" games. As members of a special operations team, players try to complete missions while cooperating with other players. To develop this game, Capcom used an alliance with Slant Six Games, which is known for its expertise in producing shooting games. With "Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City", Capcom has reconfigured the "Resident Evil" format to create a shooting game that is clearly different from other titles in this popular series. Taking this approach has enabled the new title to reach two million shipments worldwide by generating strong interest not only among the fans of this series but also among core game players located primarily in Europe and North America.
In October 2012, Capcom plans to launch "Resident Evil 6", the first new numbered title in this series, in about three and a half years. Furthermore, the live-action Hollywood movie "Resident Evil: Retribution" is scheduled to debut in September 2012 and the Full-length CG movie "Resident Evil: Damnation" is to debut the following month. Capcom plans to continue to add value to the "Resident Evil" franchise in many ways.
Developing titles across multi-platforms is a core strategy for Capcom resulting in a strengthening of the "Resident Evil" franchise, as well as other popular brands. Capcom will continue to meet players' expectations through the commitment of its highly skilled development teams and by taking advantage of the most suitable hardware platforms to deliver the best gaming experiences possible.
* Figures are as of March 31, 2012.
|1. Title||Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City|
|2. Genre||Survival Shooting|
|3. Platform||"PlayStation?3", "Xbox 360?"|
|4. Release Date||Japan : April 26, 2012
North America : March 20, 2012
Europe : March 23, 2012
*"PlayStation?" is registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
*Xbox 360? is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation and other related companies.
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