Resident Evil 4 is one of the greatest game of all time? Not to Capcom’s check book, it isn’t. According to sales figures, its two successors Resident Evil 5 and 6 are still somewhat big money makers for the company and have done quite well for themselves over the previous year.
Resident Evil 5, which is the best selling Capcom game of all time, still managed to sell a reasonable 100,000 units since June 2014, bringing it to a grand total of 6.8 million copies. Not bad for a game that is six years old. The game is not held in nearly the same regard as Resident Evil 4, but it is one of the few shining stars from the franchise over the last ten years.
The other major game couldn’t be held in more contempt throughout the gaming world. Resident Evil 6, despite its reputation as a colossal critical failure, still sold 300,000 in 2014, bringing its total from 5.9 million to 6.2 million since last June. Come to think of it, I was one of those sales after I picked up Resident Evil 6 for pocket change during a PlayStation sale.
You can blame me, I’m sorry.
Resident Evil Revelations 2‘s smaller budgeted gamble is also paying off quite well for the company, and it has sold 1.1 million units across digital and physical releases. Don’t look now, but Resident Evil HD Remaster is also a million seller. In total, the series has sold 65 million copies worldwide. Anyone still think that they should cancel the movie franchise?
I think it goes without saying that Resident Evil is the company’s most valuable property. However, heading into its next fiscal year, the cartoonish Monster Hunter Stories and Street Fighter V are still considered to be the company’s top contenders. Would Resident Evil 7 change that? I’m not sure if the world is quite ready.
Meanwhile, Mega Man 2 from 1988 is still the best selling Mega Man title. Just saiyan…