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Resident Evil 7 Ships 2.5 Million In First Week

by Jeff Cork on Jan 27, 2017 at 03:32 AM

Capcom announced that it has shipped more than 2.5 million copies of Resident Evil 7 to retail worldwide across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

To put that number in perspective, let's look back at Resident Evil 6. A few days after its Oct. 2, 2012, release, Capcom announced that it had shipped 4.5 million copies of the game. There were about 150 million PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles around worldwide at the time, compared to the roughly 75 million PS4s and Xbox Ones in homes today. It's not the most elegant comparison, but proportionally it appears RE7 is keeping pace with its last-gen counterpart.

Thanks in part to the release of Resident Evil 7, Capcom says the series has sold a combined total of 75 million copies since its 1996 debut on PlayStation. 


Our Take
Capcom played a tantalizing game of "What is this thing, anyway?" in the months leading up to Resident Evil 7's release. Was the demo representative of the actual game? Was this even a "real" Resident Evil game? These questions have been answered (in short, yes to both), but I can't help wonder if people would have been even more excited about the game if they'd had more information to go on earlier.