Today, Capcom announced that worldwide shipments to retail for its recently released horror game Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, the latest installment in the iconic Resident Evil franchise, for PS4, PlayStation VR, PC, and Xbox One have surpassed 2.5 million units. How many of these units have sold, wasn’t divulged. Nor do we have the complete picture for how many copies have sold, because digital sales are not represented.
Further, the developer and publisher also revealed that since the first title in the series debuted in 1996, the series as a whole has now sold — not shipped — 75 total million units.
As you may know, Resident Evil 5, which is Capcom’s best-selling game ever, has sold 7.1 million, and Resident Evil 6, has sold 6.6 million. Obviously, these games had considerable more time on the market, and shouldn’t be used for any comparisons, but they do provide context of where Resident Evil 7 should hope to land (in regards to total units sold) by the end of its life.
Capcom also revealed that the game’s demo exceeded over 7.15 million downloads — a record for the series.
Earlier this year, Capcom announced its sales projections for Resident Evil 7, stating that it hopes the game will have sold 4 million copies through March 2017. Whether it will hit this figure, only time will tell. For now, according to Capcom, the game’s sales so far are a “solid start.”