Resident Evil 7 Hits A New Sales Milestone And Is (Sort Of) Capcom’s 2nd Best-Selling Game


Resident Evil 7 has turn out to be the best-selling particular person Resident Evil launch, promoting 7.9 million copies throughout PS4, Xbox One, and PC. This additionally makes it the second best-selling recreation ever launched by Capcom, behind Monster Hunter World (16.1 million items). There are, nevertheless, some caveats behind these numbers, and it is maybe not actually their second-best promoting recreation.

The Capcom “Platinum Titles” record, which incorporates each recreation of their catalog to promote over 1 million copies, offers us an excellent have a look at the best-selling Capcom video games, though how every particular person recreation is “counted” appears to differ. For Resident Evil 7, we assume that the overall determine consists of gross sales of the “Gold” version, which bundled collectively all of the DLC, as it isn’t included elsewhere; different video games within the collection have divided their gross sales throughout a number of releases.

This signifies that, technically, Resident Evil 4-6 have all offered higher than 7 over their lifetimes, though their gross sales have unfold throughout a number of releases and console generations. This might change if we get an up to date model of Resident Evil 7 on future consoles.

The approach Resident Evil titles monitor their figures makes it tough to get a full and full image of how properly they’ve sold–individual releases are tracked seperately, and Capcom solely releases gross sales figures for video games which have offered over one million copies. We can get a greater thought of their gross sales by combining these numbers.

Here’s a breakdown of Resident Evil 4-6, and what number of copies every one has offered.

Resident Evil 4

  • GameDice: 1.6 million
  • PS2: 2.Three million
  • Wii: 2 million
  • PS4/Xbox One: 1.9 million
  • PC: 1.2 million
  • Xbox 360/PS3: 1.2 million
  • Switch: not listed

Total: (no less than) 10.2 million

Resident Evil 5

  • PS3/Xbox 360: 7.7 million
  • Gold Edition, PS3/Xbox 360: 2.Three million
  • PS4/Xbox One: 1.eight million
  • PC/Switch: not listed

Total: (no less than) 11.eight million

Resident Evil 6

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

Total: (no less than) 9.eight million

The Resident Evil 2 remake continues to do very properly, too, promoting 7.2 million units–well above 4.96 million gross sales of the unique PlayStation model (the PC, Nintendo 64, and GameDice variations evidently offered beneath 1 million copies). The Resident Evil 3 remake has offered 2.7 million so far, trailing the three.5 million it offered on the unique PlayStation.

The subsequent recreation within the collection, Resident Evil Village, is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X subsequent yr.