‘Resident Evil 7’ Becomes Top Seller In Franchise History

The Resident Evil video game empire has crowned a new king.

Capcom this week announced that its Resident Evil 7: Biohazard entry has now passed the 10-million mark in overall sales across all platforms, according to a report on comicbook.com, making it the best-selling game in RE history. The company took to Twitter–check out the tweet below–to thank the fans who made this success possible.

The 2017 game–the first title in the series played from the first-person perspective–is now the second best-selling Capcom video game, trailing only Monster Hunter: World, with more than 17 million copies sold.

In Biohazard–which returns to the franchise’s survival horror roots and emphasizes horror and exploration over action–players control Ethan Winters as he searches for his long-missing wife on a derelict Louisiana plantation occupied by an infected family, solving puzzles and fighting enemies.

The game was released in January 2017 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and then for the Nintendo Switch in May 2018. It also supports the PlayStation VR headset.

Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on the Resident Evil video game franchise.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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