Japanese video game developer Capcom announced that its “Resident Evil” series has sold more than 100 million units worldwide. The franchise started in 1996 and has attracted many fans with its survival horror mechanism. It has now become the company’s first franchise to reach this milestone. Capcom pointed out in its press release that this achievement was possible due to its single content multiple use strategy, consistent new title release schedule, and re-production of old records. In addition, Capcom also showed a trailer for the series of games “Resident Evil Village”.
Capcom also said that of the more than 100 million “Resident Evil” sold worldwide, 80% of the game sales came from outside Japan. The company was able to reach this milestone because over the years, it “utilized its single-content multiple-use strategy to make the series go beyond games.” It has film adaptations and theme park collaborations with the “Resident Evil” series. The company also continuously releases new games to keep fans engaged and sells revisions of its old games, such as Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3. Presumably, these figures include sales of all platforms (including consoles and PCs).
In addition, Capcom added that 7.5 million units of Resident Evil 7 Resident Evil released in 2017 have been sold. The game can be used on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC and Nintendo Switch. It follows the survival horror type of the franchise and is highly rated in the Steam store.
The press release reads: “Looking forward, Capcom hopes to further increase the franchise rights by using its accumulated expertise to launch games on the next-generation platform.” Capcom demonstrated the next game in the series at the PlayStation 5 unveiling event. The trailer “Resident Evil Village”. The game is scheduled to be launched on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and PC in 2021.
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