Resident Evil 7 has finally hit Capcom’s sales target of four million units…. about seven months late.
The game’s official page has been updated to proudly feature a badge saying as much. What isn’t mentioned - obviously - is that Capcom initially hoped it would sell to this level by March 31st 2017, having launched at the end of January.
Furthermore, the game is now the fourth best-selling entry in the franchise to date, coming in just ahead of 1999’s Resident Evil 3: Nemesis and just behind Resident Evil 2. It’s also Capcom’s 11th highest-selling game of all time, which is pretty neat. Capcom’s highest selling games ever are Resident Evil 5 and 6.
What this means for the franchise overall is up in the air; we know that the game had made back its development budget, but that it took so long to hit its financial targets is troubling.
Resident Evil 7 did a lot of work in restoring fan faith in the horror franchise after it went in a very action-orientated direction.
A Gold Edition of Resident Evil 7 is hitting shelves on December 12th, featuring the original release as well as all DLC. That might help boost sales near the Christmas period.