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Capcom expects Xbox One exclusive Dead Rising 3 to sell 1.2m

Lost Planet 3 sold just 300,000.

Capcom expects to sell 1.2 million copies of Xbox One exclusive Dead Rising 3.

The figure was revealed in a document released alongside the Japanese company's financial report for the first half of the financial year ending 31st March 2014.

The 1.2 million figure is below lifetime sales for previous games in the open world zombie kill 'em up series: 2006 Xbox 360 game Dead Rising shifted 1.8 million, and 2010 sequel Dead Rising 2, which launched on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, has sold 2.7 million. It should be noted, however, that as an Xbox One exclusive launch title, Dead Rising 3 has a limited install base to sell to.

This week EA executives said they expected 10 million PlayStation 4 and Xbox One units to have shipped by the end of the 201 financial year. Sony expects to sell five million PS4 units before April 2014. Most analysts expect Microsoft to sell through five million Xbox One units by then, too.

Elsewhere in the document, Capcom revealed it expects 3DS game Monster Hunter 4, already a huge hit in Japan, to end up selling 3.3 million copies by the end of the financial year.

There's also more detailed sales figures for games that launched over the last six months.

Resident Evil Revelations Unveiled Edition sold one million copies and Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen sold 650,000. Both these titles met expectations, Capcom said.

One game that didn't meet sales expectations was Spark Unlimited's Lost Planet 3, which only managed to shift 300,000 units worldwide. As Capcom put it, that figure was "below expectations in Europe and North America".

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