Capcom is doing good business with their Xbox 360 games, last year’s Dead Rising sold well even in Japan, but now with more people owning an Xbox 360, their latest game Lost Planet just shipped over a million copies. This all happened in a very short period of time and they will probably ship and sell a whole lot more in the weeks to come.
Earlier Capcom said they hoped to surpass the target of 740,000 copies and according to Investment firm, Fisco, who’ve conducted the research, it has been surpassed by a pretty large margin. I mentioned Japan earlier, but these numbers for Lost Planet are from Europe and the US even though the Japanese version is in stores since December last year.
During E3 last year we were treated with a very early demo of Lost Planet which surprised most of us. The game looked remarkably well polished at this stage of development and it got a lot of people interested. Later that year a multiplayer demo was released where we could duke it out against each other and this also got a lot of people waiting for the full version to be released.
We’re definitely looking forward to more quality games from Capcom for the Xbox 360 but we won’t be seeing any in the future. Resident Evil 5 is the first one on the list but it isn’t exclusive since it will be released on the PS3 as well.
Thanks to narsil for submitting this news.