Resident Evil 7 sales hit new milestone, but fail to meet expectations


Capcom has announced during its latest financial results that Resident Evil 7 sales have hit 3.5 million worldwide across PS4, PC, and Xbox One platforms.

While the figure is certainly impressive considering the has only been on sale since January this year, it’s worth noting that the figure falls slightly short of Capcom’s initial sales forecast, with the survival horror game originally predicted to move four million units by this point in time. Nonetheless, it did note that Resi 7 gave an “overall solid performance.

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Capcom previously confirmed that Resident Evil 7: biohazard (known as Biohazard 7: Resident Evil in Japan) had shipped over three million copies to retailers worldwide. Note that’s shipped, not sold, so it’s interesting to finally see how many copies the game has ended up in the hands of consumers.

Resident Evil 7 is seen as a return to form for the long-running horror franchise, which began on the PlayStation back in March 1996. This time around, Capcom opted for a new first-person viewpoint and eschewed the more action-oriented focus of previous games in favor of emphasising puzzle-solving and item management, resulting in the most ‘old-school’ Resi since the Outbreak titles. 

Capcom celebrated the 20th anniversary of Resident Evil throughout 2016, with PS4 and Xbox One versions of Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 rolling out across the year. In addition, it is also working on a full-blown remake of 1998’s seminal Resident Evil 2, which was announced back in August 2015. Not content with bringing the past few titles to PS4, Capcom also remastered Resident Evil and Resident Evil Zero for Sony’s flagship home console, and will bring Resident Evil Revelations and Resident Evil CODE: Veronica to the system later this year.

Read our Resident Evil 7 review.

Source: Gematsu