Resident Evil Series Sold Over 100 Million Copies Worldwide
Capcom announced that the Resident Evil series has exceeded 100 million units sold worldwide.
In a press release, Capcom confirmed that the Resident Evil series is the first Capcom series to surpass the 100 million units sold milestone, and with the new, upcoming title “Resident Evil Village,” they expect to reach a new milestone.
“In recent years, Capcom has pursued a digital sales strategy, expanding its customer segments by extending the life of games with flexible pricing strategies in more than 250 different countries and regions. For the Resident Evil series in particular, becoming the first Capcom series to surpass the 100-million-units-sold milestone came as a result of a number of factors; in addition to maintaining a consistent release schedule for new titles, Capcom utilized cutting-edge technology to reimagine beloved hits, such as with Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3, while carrying out price promotions for back catalog titles timed in conjunction with new title launches. Going forward Capcom looks to further grow the franchise by leveraging its accumulated knowhow to launch games on next-generation platforms. This includes the recently announced latest core game in the series, Resident Evil Village, the sequel to the cumulative 7.5-million-unit selling Resident Evil 7 biohazard.
Capcom remains firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all stakeholders by leveraging its industry-leading game development capabilities in order to create highly entertaining gameplay experiences.”
The upcoming Resident Evil Village title will be available for PS5, XSX and PC sometime in 2021.