Resident Evil 7 Now The Best Selling Entry In The Franchise
While fans are looking forward to seeing what Resident Evil Village is all about, Capcom has revealed some interesting numbers. As it turns out, the most recent non-remake entry in the series, Resident Evil 7, has become the best-selling title in the franchise.
Capcom recently update their Platinum Titles, which is the list of games under their umbrella that have sold over one million copies. Sitting at the tip of the list is Monster Hunter: World, which has sold 16.1 million units. However, the next four entries all come from the Resident Evil series, with Resident Evil 7 taking that number two spot with 7.9 million units sold. RE5 and RE6 come in at third and fourth, respectively, while the Resident Evil 2 remake rounds out the top five.
It is also important to note that the way numbers are tracked for the Resident Evil series would not place Resident Evil 7 at the top. Capcom’s Platinum Titles list does not include the re-release of entries on newer consoles. If it did, RE5 would be on top with a minimum of 11.8 million, RE4 would be next with at least 10.2 million, and RE6 would have at least 9.8 million. While Resident Evil 7 hasn’t sold the most copies ever from the RE series, it is the best selling entry in terms of native platforms. When it is inevitably ported to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, it will likely rise to the top.
Resident Evil 7 is currently available on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as we learn more about the upcoming entry in the series, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Are you surprised to see Resident Evil 7 place as high as it has on the Platinum Titles list from Capcom? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.