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Dead Space 2 Next Year, Resi Makes Up 50% Of All Horror Sales

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According to Reuters we can expect a sequel to Dead Space next year and the Resident Evil brand is as strong as ever, making up around 50% of the total horror genre market. On the whole the horror genre remains a strong one for the industry with great success attributed to games like Resident Evil 5, Dead Space, Left 4 Dead, Alone In The Dark and Devil May Cry.

“Individual games like Capcom’s “Devil May Cry” and Atari’s “Alone in the Dark” have been big, and there are a few new games that hit the genre like Electronic Arts’ “Dead Space” and “Dante’s Inferno” which will do pretty well, but to date, the “Resident Evil” brand is exactly half of all sales,” Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter told Reuters.

In a throwaway comment near the end of the piece it also points towards an approaching sequel to 2008’s Dead Space. “Dead Space 2 is in development for next year,” it suggests.

Reuters [via VG247]




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  • Dave Moore

    is that a face hugger in the picture ?
    and resi5 survival horror ?hhhhhhmmm.

  • Garan

    its a lurker (spider baby)

  • Dave Moore

    yes,i know.it was an ( admittedly ) bad joke.

  • Hazy

    Devil may cry is not a horror godamnit
    I swear, these analysts have’nt got a clue.. /rant