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Resident Evil 7 Surpasses 3 Million Copies Shipped Worldwide

by Mike Guarino


Resident Evil 7 has done well so far since it launched last month, and now Capcom has released the latest numbers on the game’s worldwide shipments to retail. The company has revealed that the game has now surpassed 3 million copies being shipped to retail, though how many of these copies actually sold was not detailed.

The game had shipped 2.5 million copies during its launch week, with the game launching on January 24th. Despite progressing at a solid sales clip, these numbers are down a lot compared to the previous installments in the series. Resident Evil 5 shipped 4 million copies during its launch week, and Resident Evil 6 shipped 4.5 million copies during its launch week. This is likely due to the fact that Resident Evil 6 was received very poorly, as well as the latest game not featuring a multiplayer component.

These lower sales were also apparent with the game’s launch in Japan, where the game’s launch numbers were dramatically lower compared to the 5th and 6th entries in the series. Even so, it also needs to be kept in mind that the game had a lower budget compared to the previous two due to its focus on a smaller and single player-focused game, so Capcom isn’t hitting the panic button. They have said that they are aiming for the game to sell 4 million copies by the end of March, and if the pace keeps up then it should end up somewhere around there.

Resident Evil 7 recently saw the release of the first batch of its DLC, which was called Banned Footage Vol. 1. It contains 3 new modes, which are called Nightmare, Bedroom and Ethan Must Die. This DLC can be purchased individually for $10, or as a part of the game’s $30 season pass. This will be followed by Banned Footage Vol. 2, which comes with an additional 3 modes and costs $15 standalone. You can learn more about all of this DLC by clicking right here.

Resident Evil 7 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

- This article was updated on:February 10th, 2017