Resident Evil 7 Is Capcom Second Best-Selling Game Ever

Capcom has released its lifetime sales figures, and to nobody’s surprise, Resident Evil features prominently in the top 10.

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Resident Evil 7 Is Capcom Second Best-Selling Game Ever

Resident Evil 7 Is Capcom Second Best-Selling Game Ever

Resident Evil 7 has become the biggest-selling instalment of the survival horror franchise. Ever. In the latest figures from the studio, four of the top five sellers in Capcom’s oeuvre are Resident Evil titles released this century. At fifth, we have the Resident Evil 2 remake, in fourth is Resident Evil 6, third is Resident Evil 5, and then Resident Evil 7 in second, having shifted 7.9 million copies in its three years. Monster Hunter: World holds the top spot, which is to be expected given that’s an RPG game with a lower age rating aimed a wider audience.

Here’s a breakdown of Resident Evil 4-6, and how many copies each one has sold.

Resident Evil 4

  • GameCube: 1.6 million
  • PS2: 2.3 million
  • Wii: 2 million
  • PS4/Xbox One: 1.9 million
  • PC: 1.2 million
  • Xbox 360/PS3: 1.2 million
  • Switch: not listed

Total: (at least) 10.2 million

Resident Evil 5

  • PS3/Xbox 360: 7.7 million
  • Gold Edition, PS3/Xbox 360: 2.3 million
  • PS4/Xbox One: 1.8 million
  • PC/Switch: not listed

Total: (at least) 11.8 million

Resident Evil 6

  • PS3/Xbox 360: 7.6 million
  • PS4/Xbox One: 2.2 million
  • PC/Switch: not listed

Total: (at least) 9.8 million

This is reflected in Capcom’s Platinum Titles chart, where Ethan Winters’ initial descent into horrific madness sits on 7.9 million copies sold. The protagonist will be returning to the franchise next year with Resident Evil Village, where he’ll surely hope to set another record on PlayStation 5. The series recently celebrated surpassing 100 million units sold worldwide, indicating that the thirst for all things Resident Evil isn’t over just yet. There’s much more to come, with a Resident Evil 4 Remake heavily rumoured to be currently in production.

The next game in the series, Resident Evil Village, is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X next year.

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