Resident Evil 5 tops five million sales globally
- Posted May 26th, 2009 at 10:53 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 22 Comments
Capcom CFO Kazuhiko Abe has confirmed that horror sequel Resident Evil 5 has sold a whopping five million copies worldwide since its launch in March 2009.
Abe said at the Reuters Global Technology Summit in Tokyo last week that combined sales of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game reached 4.4 million by March 31, with a further 570,000 copies shifted last month.
While this brings the total to 4.97 million units, the horror title is believed to have sold enough this month to push its lifetime sales margin past the five million barrier. At this rate, the game looks set to surpass Resident Evil 2 as the biggest selling title in the franchise to date.
Our review of Resident Evil 5 can be seen here.
- 5:57am EDT - May 26th, 2009
wow 5 million and i havnt even bought a copy
- 6:44am EDT - May 26th, 2009
people buy this game because of its name..
Dead Space PWNZ RE 5 anytime
- 6:52am EDT - May 26th, 2009
@2 The same can be said about the FF and Halo series.
Glad I didn't buy this game. Capcom just gave RE4 an HD make over and robbed ppl out of the extra 5 bucks for content already on the disc.
- 7:19am EDT - May 26th, 2009
It's a good game, not surprising.
- 7:20am EDT - May 26th, 2009
@1 More proof that the world doesn't revolve around you...
Anyway, looks like the control scheme or change in tone (less survival horror) didn't stop people from trying it. And remember, it did get good reviews. I've never played any RE game besides the 1st on the PS1, but maybe I'll get this when it gets cheaper...
- 7:27am EDT - May 26th, 2009
After playing the demo I was certain I wasn't going to buy RE5. I hated it, but one day I said what the heck and decided to give it a buy. I was hooked from the get go especially with the rewards that can be purchased with exp points and the trophies (All of which I got). I feel bad for bad mouthing it so much early on. It is one of my favorite games ever, just a bit to short and online matches can be a bit irritating because rules and whining players that boot you out of the room if you are winning more than they are.
That said, I can't wait for them to make some new DLC or an expansion for the story mode of the game. Some new game modes would be cool too. Most of all more rewards that are harder to get next time around.
- 7:30am EDT - May 26th, 2009
what a shame!
- 7:43am EDT - May 26th, 2009
I hated this game. It took everything that was interesting and unique about the RE series and just turned it into Gears of War with a RE skin. I ended up going to Siren and Silent Hill for my survival horror fix.
- 8:05am EDT - May 26th, 2009
i would never though this game would of sold so much.
- 8:09am EDT - May 26th, 2009
lol @ the haters on a great game they never played or cant play.
- 8:13am EDT - May 26th, 2009
Its a great game im not suprised :D
Mercenaries is the best part lol.
- 8:27am EDT - May 26th, 2009
It's a great game and all, but it's kind of disappointing that this is the most sold game in the RE series. It's just not the same as the classic Resident Evil.
- 10:32am EDT - May 26th, 2009
LOL.. it's just now reaching 5 million? RE isn't RE anymore..
- 11:52am EDT - May 26th, 2009
Shame that this game sold so well with KZ2 being the superior title selling far less.
- 12:01pm EDT - May 26th, 2009
Im a happy owner of this game
the grfx are far more appealing than KZ2 IMO.
and don't call me an xbot, coz im an "only ps3" owner :P
- 1:05pm EDT - May 26th, 2009
People don't hate this game . i would say i was not a hugh fan of RE games , but after playing this game i am hooked. I will go back now and play the other RE when i get a chance.
The unlocks in this RE5 are solid the story line was intense and the game play although difficult at 1st you get used to it. its great great game
- 1:06pm EDT - May 26th, 2009
lol @ the re5fanboy.
- 1:47pm EDT - May 26th, 2009
lol big fanboy here
- 4:28pm EDT - May 26th, 2009
@18 That was phail.
This is certainly a good game, but I feel that it only sold because of the name. If it wasn't Resident Evil, then it would have sold less than 2 mil.
- 5:11pm EDT - May 26th, 2009
it deserves the sales. love the game and I'm still playing it now ^_^ trying to complete professional difficulty. Some design choices were lame like the machine gun boss, ndesu >_<
But, fighting against the main villain (as to not spoil anything for those still playing) was awesome. :D
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