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Capcom has shipped 4m copies of Resident Evil 7

Capcom has shipped 4m copies of Resident Evil 7

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. 


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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