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.
We could not have reached this goal without our awesome fans!
Thank you from the Resident Evil family. pic.twitter.com/S0DJi1CKq1
— Capcom Dev 1 (@dev1_official) October 8, 2021
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.
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