Resident Evil Village has been out for less than six months, having released on May 7 earlier this year, but it’s already shipped a whopping 5 million units.
This news comes by way of a press release from Capcom, which reports steady growth of Resident Evil franchise sales overall thanks to a multifaceted expansion of the series. This alludes to the off-controller Resident Evil things happening such as Netflix’s Resident Evil Infinite Darkness anime series and the upcoming Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City movie.
“Capcom remains firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all stakeholders by leveraging its industry-leading game development capabilities,” the press release reads.
Video Games Chronicle reports that Village’s 5 million units shipped achievement came faster than it did for the previous four games in the Resident Evil franchise. Earlier this month, though, Capcom announced that Village’s predecessor, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, had shipped 10 million units. Capcom hopes that Village overtakes Biohazard as the fastest-selling Resident Evil game, according to VGC.
For more about Village, check out our thoughts on it in Game Informer’s Resident Evil Village review, and then find out where it lands on Game Informer’s top-scoring reviews of 2021 list and Game Informer’s top 10 horror games to play right now. Be sure to watch the first trailer for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City after that.
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