After more than 20 years, Street Fighter 2 has finally been displaced as Capcom's best-selling game--but not by the Resident Evil it was hoping for. Along with Capcom's most recent financial statement, the Japanese company revealed that Resident Evil 5 has sold 6.5 million units worldwide as of Sept. 30, topping The World Warrior's 6.3 million.
Capcom originally projected Resident Evil 6 would blow past both titles with 7 million sales in its 2013 fiscal year, which ended in March. But it remains in third place with 5.2 million units sold as of September, just past Resident Evil 2's roughly 5 million units.
Monster Hunter 4 for Nintendo 3DS shipped more than 2 million units after its September release in Japan, Capcom reported, and.Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen sold steadily. The HD update of Resident Evil: Revelations and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies "basically achieved projected sales."
Lost Planet 3 failed to meet Capcom's sales expectations, which the publisher partially attributed to stiffer competition in the U.S. and Europe--the game was developed by Spark Unlimited, a California studio.
Capcom posted a net income of 4.95 billion yen ($50 million) for the six month period which ended on Sept. 30.