Capcom is posting its highest records for the first half of a fiscal year due to sales of Resident Evil 6, Dragon's Dogma, and "favorable results" from their social games. Net sales were up 55.7% from last year, shipping over 3.7 million units of Resident Evil 6 at the end of September -- yes, the totals only account for copies sent out before the game's release. In other words, Capcom broke its 6-month record at all levels for the first time since 2001.
Dragon's Dogma was also a million unit seller, but the surprise hit is social game Resident Evil: Outbreak Survive with over 2 million registered users. Add in impressive numbers from Capcom's other social games, Minna to Monhan Card Master and The Smurfs Village, and it's safe to say Capcom will continue expanding its social and mobile development in the future.
Despite poor critical reception in western markets, Resident Evil 6 has sold exceptionally well, a sign of the value behind the Resident Evil brand. Whether Capcom takes the criticism to heart when they're rewarded with record sales may be moot, as fans seem to revel in the controversy. All in all, it's business as usual going forward with Capcom.