Resident Evil 4 Remake’s launch has been a massive success for Capcom on both critical and commercial fronts. The game has enjoyed widespread acclaim from critics and audiences alike, while where its sales are concerned, it managed to sell over 3 million units in just two days, making it the series’ second-biggest launch to date.
That has had a ripple effect on the rest of the company as well, as you may have expected. As reported by industry analyst Dr. Serkan Toto on Twitter, on Monday morning, Capcom’s share price in Japan hit 4,865 yen, which is the highest it has ever been in the company’s history, with the survival horror remake’s launch partly responsible for the same.
Capcom is likely to continue seeing significant profits for the rest of the year as well, given its lineup of upcoming games. Both Street Fighter 6 and Exoprimal are due out in the near future, while long-term sales of previous releases are also likely to continue contributing to the company’s revenues.
In our review of Resident Evil 4, we awarded it a score of 10/10, saying, “Resident Evil 4 perfectly captures the tone and strengths of the original game, while also managing to improve upon it in truly meaningful ways. In doing so, it once again becomes a standard-bearer for the survival horror genre, while also setting a new bar for Capcom as a developer, for video game remakes, and for the Resident Evil franchise as a whole.” Read the full review through here.
It's Monday noon in Japan where Capcom's stock today hit 4,865 yen earlier in the morning, an all-time high for the company.
(Screenshot shows the price at the current 4,850 yen.) pic.twitter.com/xexMEtfNyp
— Dr. Serkan Toto / Kantan Games Inc. (@serkantoto) April 3, 2023