‘Resident Evil’ Games Pass 100 Million In Unit Sales

Godzilla may be billed as “King of the Monsters”, but there’s little question that Resident Evil horror video games are the monarchs of all they survey.

Capcom recently released updated sales numbers that revealed that the Resident Evil franchise has topped the 100 million units sold milestone, as reported by igamesnews.com.

This means that the franchise–which debuted back in 1996–is in the upper stratum of gaming, alongside such stellar titles as The Legend of Zelda and Star Wars, with more than 100 million units sold. Odds are the Super Mario series is safely atop the mountain, having recorded more than 600 million units sold, but this mark is nothing to sneeze at.

These impressive figures wee bolstered by the tremendous showing of the Resident Evil 3 remake. Capcom said that game recently shipped two million units over the five-day stretch following its April 3 release. By way of comparison, the original Resident Evil 3 has sold a bit more than 3.5 million units in total.

In related news, it was reported that Capcom’s Platinum Sales titles (those games that have sold more than one million units) continue to show strength. Monster Hunter: World has sold an additional 800,000 copies since last December, putting its total at a healthy 15.7 million units. And the Monster Hunt series now stands at a total of 63 million units sold.

In addition, Resident Evil 7: Hazard has now moved more than 7.5 million units, and the Resident Evil 2 remake also is flying off shelves, with 6.6 million units sold. And Devil May Cry has moved a cool 3.5 million units.

What does all this mean for the “Resident Evil” franchise? In every likelihood, Capcom will announce extensions to the series–possibly a remake of Resident Evil 4 or Resident Evil 8.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates or new releases from Capcom and the Resident Evil franchise.

Thomas Tuna
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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