CAPCOM announced this morning that Resident Evil Village has sold over four million copies worldwide, split between physical and digital versions of the game. The game was released just less than a month ago and it’s already on its way to being one of the best-selling titles in the Resident Evil franchise.
Considering that its predecessor, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, took over 10 months to sell over four million copies, I really think that CAPCOM’s promotional strategy of ensuring people that Village isn’t scary (it is) is really working.
Here is a brief overview of Village from CAPCOM:
Resident Evil Village is the sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (which has gone on to ship a cumulative nine million units as of 31 March 2021) and features a higher degree of action and even more expansive, highly engaging gameplay. In the game, players take on the role of protagonist Ethan Winters as they delve into a new kind of survival horror set in a mysterious, snowy village. Lauded for its technical merits, including its stunning, photorealistic visuals and cutting-edge 3D audio, the game also won support from fans for featuring appealing characters grounded in traditional horror and gameplay that expertly balanced elements of action and horror. This resulted in worldwide shipments of the title surpassing four million units.
Could Resident Evil Village become the best-selling Resident Evil of all time? If the current sales trend continues, I very well think that we can expect that to happen. Also, if you haven’t had a chance to play the game, you owe it to yourself to do so. It’s amazing.