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Capcom Reveals The Resident Evil Series Has Sold 146 Million Copies Worldwide

The Resident Evil series has now surpassed 146 million units sold globally, Capcom has announced during its first quarter report.

Its most recent instalment, Resident Evil 4 Remake, has already sold five million units worldwide following its launch on PS5, PS4, PC, and Xbox Series X/S in March 2024. While the game has seen the release of The Mercenaries as free DLC, Capcom is also planning a PSVR 2 mode for the horror title, and is reportedly developing Separate Ways, which features Ada Wong as a playable character.

The Resident Evil series was created by Shinji Mikami, with the first entry in the survival horror franchise launching in March 1996 in Japan, where it is known as Biohazard. Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis followed in 1998 and 1999, respectively, with the series having seen numerous sequels and spin-offs over the years across multiple formats.

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Resident Evil 4 launched in 2005 and dropped the pre-rendered backgrounds, taking the series in a more action-oriented direction that placed more emphasis on large set pieces and gunning down hordes of enemies. Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 expanded on this formula, but Resident Evil 7: Biohazard brought the series back to its survival horror roots with a more intimate setting and first-person viewpoint.

Capcom hasn’t announced any new Resident Evil games at this point, but with the series approaching its 30th anniversary in 2026, there’s surely something in the pipeline. Indeed, one of these titles may be Resident Evil 9, which is reportedly being lined up for a 2025 launch.

[Source – Capcom 1st Quarter Results]