Capcom have said Resident Evil 7 with be a “foundation” title, meaning due to the rise in digital distribution and other things, it should be able to sell at a great level. In their statement Capcom said;
“We are expecting 4 million unit sales worldwide in this fiscal year. Also, we expect to recognize sales of the game as a catalog title in the next fiscal year; however, revenue for catalog titles tends to grow in relation with the timing of movie releases and new titles in a series,” They then continued to add. “What is more, the sales lifecycles for titles has grown due to digital distribution, so we expect this game to become a foundation title, producing revenue not limited to the next two fiscal years but into the long-term as well.”
The game will be released on January 24th 2017 for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This is one three days prior to Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is released in Theatres on the 27th.
In relation to the movies Capcom said the films have “reached a break” with The Final Chapter, but also teased that more movies may come in the future. The company explained;
“However, as with the feature-length Resident Evil CG films, we will continue a multifaceted expansion in this area beyond the live-action format.”