Capcom have announced Resident Evil Village has sold 4 million units worldwide; selling faster than the prior three titles in the series.
As of May 11th, Resident Evil Village sold 3 million units worldwide; just four days after its launch. This has now been trounced by the end of May announcement that the game has sold 4 million units.
VGC notes this also means the game sold faster than the prior three entires; Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (3.5 million copies in nine weeks), Resident Evil 2 (2019) (four million in a month), and Resident Evil 3 (2020) (2.7 million over three months). However, Resident Evil 6 sold 4.5 million copies on its first day; though was later met with luke-warm critic and user review scores [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6].
Capcom state they remain “firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all stakeholders by leveraging its industry-leading game development capabilities.”
In earlier news, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard was announced to have sold 9 million units as of March 31st, 2021. This made it Capcom’s second best selling title, and the best selling Resident Evil game; as Capcom consider each entry of Resident Evil 4 as a separate game, divided by platform. In total, Resident Evil 4 sold 10.7 million units.
It was also announced that Monster Hunter: World sold 17.1 million units, with the Iceborne expansion selling 7.7 million units.
You can find the full rundown on Resident Evil Village (via Steam) below.
Experience survival horror like never before in the eighth major installment in the storied Resident Evil franchise – Resident Evil Village.
Set a few years after the horrifying events in the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 7 biohazard, the all-new storyline begins with Ethan Winters and his wife Mia living peacefully in a new location, free from their past nightmares. Just as they are building their new life together, tragedy befalls them once again.
- First-Person Action – Players will assume the role of Ethan Winters and experience every up-close battle and terrifying pursuit through a first-person perspective.
- Familiar Faces and New Foes – Chris Redfield has typically been a hero in the Resident Evil series, but his appearance in Resident Evil Village seemingly shrouds him in sinister motives. A host of new adversaries inhabiting the village will relentlessly hunt Ethan and hinder his every move as he attempts to make sense of the new nightmare he finds himself in.
Resident Evil Village is available on Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Google Stadia. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will support upgrades to the next generation. In case you missed it, you can find our review here (we highly recommend it!)