Capcom has published a financial report outlining their plans for the near future. The most interesting part for us is the promise to release several major projects during the next 10 months.
The plan covers the period from April 2020 to March 2021 — the fiscal year that the company denotes as FY3/21. Capcom expects to sell 28 million games and launch 13 SKUs (stock keeping units) during this period.
Let us explain: one SKU doesn’t mean one game but one version of the game for a specific platform. For example, the Resident Evil 3 remake was released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, so it equals three SKUs.
Three of the 13 SKUs that they want to release in FY3/21 are already known to us (Resident Evil 3), so that leaves us with 10 more. Maybe there are only two games for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X — five SKUs each. The platform ratio may be different, so all we can do is wait for the news.
Anyways, it is quite clear that Capcom won’t publish a lot of games during this year but the company expects to reach 28 million copies in 12 months. In total, there will be few releases, but they should become big commercial hits.
We suppose that one of these games may be Resident Evil 8. This franchise is quite a big commercial hit itself and, according to rumors, should be released within the first quarter of 2021.