The game company is targeting global sales of 500,000 units for their upcoming Wii port, Dead Rising: Chop 'Til You Drop.
Capcom ported Resident Evil 4 to the Wii early in the system's life and the company is still being rewarded with sales of the M-rated title. Already a known million-seller, Capcom's third-quarter financial report revealed that the game had managed to eke out another 100,000 units in sales since Capcom's last report in September of last year. As of the end of 2008, Capcom now has sales of Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition pegged at a 1.5 million units worldwide.
Sales for Capcom's other Resident Evil Wii hit, Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles, remained unchanged at 1.15 million units.
The sales posted by Resident Evil 4 are especially impressive because the zombie horror game was first released in 2005 and has had versions available on the GameCube and PlayStation 2, as well as the PC, long before it reached Wii buyers. However, the game released at the budget price of $30 and enjoys a reputation as one of the few high-profile M-rated titles on Nintendo's system.
Capcom's next major contribution to the Wii library will be Dead Rising: Chop Til You Drop, slated for worldwide release this month. Supplementary materials to Capcom's report revealed that Capcom was aiming at 500,000 unit sales for the game worldwide. Chop 'Til You Drop is a port of the 2006 Xbox 360 game Dead Rising, which Capcom reports has sold 1.4 million units worldwide.
Capcom also reported that sales of Mega Man Star Force 3 on the Nintendo DS met their expectations. The company reported a net income of 179 million yen, down 95% from a year ago, and blamed this on a transition period in which the company's major franchises are releasing after the typical holiday sales season.
Newly revealed NPD sales data has exposed the US sales of several of Capcom's games, including the Resident Evil Wii titles. Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition has sold 759,000 units in the US according to NPD estimates, and Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles has moved 398,800 copies.
Additionally, the Wii port of Okami is pegged at 165,900 units sold in the US, and Zack & Wiki at 116,600.
The story originally listed Resident Evil 4 as first coming out in 2004. It was first released in January 2005. Also, the article described the XBox 360 version of Dead Rising as a 2008 game, when in fact it came out in 2006.