Capcom has announced that Resident Evil Village has shipped more than 3 million units since releasing on May 7th. This has pushed the entire series past 100 million units, a new milestone for the franchise.
According to VGC, Village is selling faster than Resident Evil 3, which reached 2 million units in five days. Village is also doing better than Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, which managed 2.5 million in four days. However, Resident Evil 2 managed to shipped the same amount as Resident Evil Village–3 million units. Resident Evil 6 continue on as the biggest title sold in terms on initial shipments, reaching 4.5 million copies in just two days.
Lifetime sales of Resident Evil 7 are still the strongest sales for the series, with 8.5 million units shipped as of December 31st, 2020. Village is going to need to continue to sell high in order to beat Resident Evil 7, but the strong initial sales is a good indication it might.
In a news release from Capcom, the company stated the launch of Village was just the beginning of its plans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Resident Evil. An upcoming multiplayer game called Resident Evil Re:Verse is currently in the works, as well as a new CG series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness which is heading to Netflix. A new movie is also on the horizon, Welcome to Raccoon City, scheduled for release in September.
“Capcom remains firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all stakeholders by leveraging its industry-leading game development capabilities in order to create highly entertaining gameplay experiences,” the publisher said.