Resident Evil 7 Sells Over 10 Million Copies
Capcom today announced that Resident Evil 7, which was originally released in 2017, has sold more than 10 million copies.
Although there are no data on the exact number of copies that went to which system, Resident Evil 7 Capcom’s second-best-selling game, after Monster Hunter World’s 17.3 million, is this milestone.
Resident Evil 7 is also the first Resident Evil title that has reached this sales milestone without remasters, remakes, or re-releases as was the case with most other Resident Evil titles.
Resident Evil 7’s sequel, this year’s Resident Evil Village is on track to perform just as well, if not better, in the coming months. In its first two months, Village sold 4.5 million copies.
Resident Evil 7’s remarkable reinvention of a horror franchise that was inept and long-in-the teeth, has resulted in such hair-raising profits. Capcom retooled Resident Evil 6 for the first-person viewpoint after Resident Evil 6 failed to cope with the series’ lore and the overabundance of action game tropes. The new approach paid off.