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Resident Evil Series Tops 100 Million Units Shipped

Resident Evil Series Tops 100 Million Units Shipped - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 11 June 2020 / 1,862 Views

Capcom announced lifetime shipment figures for Resident Evil series have surpassed 100 million units worldwide.

"In 1996 Capcom established the survival horror game genre with the series' debut title, Resident Evil, which featured gameplay in which players utilize a variety of weapons and other items to escape terrifying situations," said Capcom in a press release.

"Through the years Capcom has leveraged its Single Content Multiple Usage strategy to take the series beyond games, expanding the brand into Hollywood film adaptations and theme park attraction collaborations. The Resident Evil franchise has since grown into Capcom's flagship property, continuously supported by a passionate fan base from across the globe since the first title was released 24 years ago, with more than 80% of unit sales of the games coming from outside of Japan.

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"In recent years, Capcom has pursued a digital sales strategy, expanding its customer segments by extending the life of games with flexible pricing strategies in more than 250 different countries and regions. For the Resident Evil series in particular, becoming the first Capcom series to surpass the 100-million-units-sold milestone came as a result of a number of factors; in addition to maintaining a consistent release schedule for new titles, Capcom utilized cutting-edge technology to reimagine beloved hits, such as with Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3, while carrying out price promotions for back catalog titles timed in conjunction with new title launches.

"Going forward Capcom looks to further grow the franchise by leveraging its accumulated knowhow to launch games on next-generation platforms. This includes the recently announced latest core game in the series, Resident Evil Village, the sequel to the cumulative 7.5-million-unit selling Resident Evil 7 biohazard."

Earlier today the company announced Resident Evil Village for the Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5 and Windows PC. It will launch in 2021. 


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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