Resident Evil 7: Biohazard continues to climb the charts as one of the best selling games of 2017. Even though we’re only a month and a half in, Capcom has to be pleased with how this reboot game is doing. 3 million shipped copies is nothing to scoff at, and the positive word of mouth is only going to help it sell more.
Capcom doesn’t have the exact sales figures yet, but it also claims that the Resident Evil franchise as a whole has crossed 76 million lifetime sales.
How does it stack up to expectations?
Capcom is aiming for a magic number of 4 million copies before the end of March. The game sold 2.5 million copies worldwide after the first week, meaning that 500,000 copies have been sold since then. That means Resident Evil 7: Biohazard needs to sell 1.5 million copies over the next month and a half. Tall order, but the DLC and game itself has been very well received.
The numbers are also down from Resident Evil 5 and 6, which sold 4 and 4.5 million in their first weeks on the market respectively.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard was always meant to look like an indie game, but Capcom has AAA expectations of it all the same. We’ll see how long it takes to get there.