Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is the first game in the series to ship over ten million copies, Capcom confirms.
As announced in a press release, Capcom has set new milestones for the company with Resident Evil 7, as it is the first game in the series to ship over ten million units worldwide. It’s worth noting that copies that are shipped are sent to retailers as opposed to copies sold that were purchased by players.
According to the studio, the game’s impressive numbers are largely due to the “boosting digital sales” and “synergies” with the latest installment in the series, Resident Evil: Village, which was released in May.
The latest news from the studio comes after a string of hits for the series. In 2020, the Resident Evil brand broke new records for Capcom after becoming the first in its history to exceed 100 million units sold worldwide. That being said, it doesn’t look like slowing down either. Capcom announced in July that its quarterly net sales and earnings had hit record highs, in a statement that contributed part of that success to the launch of Resident Evil: Village.
Looking ahead, Capcom fans are likely to find that the studio’s focus is shifting to PC software. Haruhiro Tsujimoto, COO of Capcom, said the success of PC software “is driving global sales” and he believes “PCs will be the next big thing after smartphones”. Part of that decision, revealed Tsujimoto, is in response to a surge in digital sales of older titles like Resident Evil 7.
Resident Evil 7’s return to the series’ roots with an emphasis on horror, exploration, and atmosphere has been widely praised by fans. IGN reviewed Resident Evil 7 when it was released and rated the game a 7.7 / 10, praising it for leading the series in a “bold new direction”.
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