After the release of Resident Evil 7 earlier this week for Xbox One, PS4, and PC; Capcom droppped some new statistics about the game and the series’ success. A Capcom press release proudly announced that over 2.5 million copies of the game have been shipped worldwide.

The press release doesn’t provide information about how many of the shipped copies have sold. Additionally, digital sales are not represented and haven’t been factored into the game’s total sales. However, so far, the shipments so far indicate that Resident Evil 7 is positioned to be a sales success.


Resident Evil 7‘s demo exceeded over 7.15 million downloads, according to statistics given by Capcom. Perhaps a good number of those downloads will translate into sold copies of the game. Earlier in the year, Capcom announced that they were targeting to sell 4 million copies through March 2017. As we learn more about its sales statistics, we’ll see if Capcom manages to meet the goal they set.

Resident Evil 7‘s release also pushes up numbers for lifetime series sales. Since the first Resident Evil in 1996, the series has now sold over 75 million copies. Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 are the best selling games in the franchise, which have sold 7.1 million and 6.6 million copies respectively.

Will the latest entry match up with these titles? Possibly so. According to Capcom, it’s a “solid start.” Capcom noted that they consider Resident Evil a flagship series, and have high expectations that it’ll do well.

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