Capcom has announced that they expect the next major game in the Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil 6, to sell approximately 7 million copies around the world.
This projection follows the news that Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City has managed to ship over 2 million copies, showing the Resident Evil franchise still has plenty of clout, even if the quality isn't what some might expect.
Capcom expect Resident Evil 6 to be their biggest selling title for this financial year, which started on the 1st of April. Their other expected big sellers are DmC (Devil May Cry), Dragon's Dogma and Lost Planet 3.
The Japanese publisher also revealed at the same time, that they plan to make iterations of franchises more frequent. As an example, they highlighted that it's been 3 1/2 years since Resident Evil 5. They forgot to mention how many spin-off titles have been released in that time though.
It promises to be an interesting time for Capcom, as they look to push their company even further in the coming years. Dragon's Dogma releases shortly, which will be the first step in their new plan. Resident Evil 6 is due to release on the 2nd of October, 2012, after Capcom brought the release date forward.