It’s been apparent from that first trailer and demo that Capcom is confident in Resident Evil 7, and the company expects that to transfer into day-one sales of the game.

“Commercially, [Resident Evil 7] is probably the biggest Capcom game we’re releasing on the new machines,” said Capcom’s European Marketing Director Antoine Molant.

Signs are positive

“Ideally, we’d love to sell 4 million on day one globally. That would be great. Looking at what we see in pre-orders and trends these days, we’re pretty confident we’re going to get there. All the signs that we’ve seen across the market, whether it’s from the UK or from other territories, are very positive so far.”

Pre-orders for Resident Evil 7, Molant says, were good even before Capcom started pushing for them with its collector’s edition.

Preview impressions of the game have been positive so far, pointing to a game that takes its Resident Evil roots at least as seriously as it does the inspiration from run-and-hide games like P.T. and Outlast.

Resident Evil 7 hits PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on January 27.