Capcom Predicts Resident Evil 7 to Reach 10 Million Copies Sold Milestone
Resident Evil 7 still has around 6.5 Million to go.
No one can deny Capcom’s massive success in developing one of the most thrilling and creepy games ever resembled in Resident Evil 7. During Capcom‘s recent post-earnings Q&A, via Games Industry, the company revealed that they predict Resident Evil 7 to break the ten million copies sold milestone. However, keep in mind that Capcom has never had a game reach that milestone yet, with their highest selling title being Resident Evil 5.
It is a solid start, considering the short span between launch and fiscal year end. Further, unit sales for both titles continue to grow even now.
What is more, the re-releases of Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 for current generation platforms are an example of successfully leveraging our library of assets; and they shipped a total of 2.8 million units during the fiscal year.
The lifecycle for games is growing longer, driven by ongoing digital sales; as a result, Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 have each sold more than 7.5 to 10 million units cumulatively (including catalog and re-release sales). As such, we will work to achieve 10 million cumulative lifetime unit sales for Resident Evil 7 as well.
Resident Evil 7 has sold a little over 3.5 million copies since its launch in January until the end of March, which is the end of the fiscal year.