Resident Evil Village hits record 106.6k concurrent users on Steam

Resident Evil Village hits record 106.6k concurrent users on Steam

The latest entry in Capcom's Resident Evil series, Village, has attracted a record number of concurrent users on Steam.

That's according to Steam Charts, which shows that the title boasts a peak of 106,631 simultaneous players on Valve's platform, far and away the highest figure that an entry in the horror franchise has managed on PC to date.

The previous record holder was 2019's remake of Resident Evil 2, which boasts a peak of 74,024 concurrent users on Steam, a figure that it reached following its launch in January 2019. Despite strong sales, Resident Evil 3 only managed 32,635 simultaneous players on Steam when it was released back in April 2020. That's still way ahead of the 18,211 concurrent users Resident Evil 7 achieved in January 2017.

Resident Evil Village was the best-selling title on Steam last week following its May 7th launch. The horror franchise's increasing success on PC is no doubt tied to publisher Capcom placing a greater focus on this platform in recent years.

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