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The latest entry in the Resident Evil series has “shipped over 4 million units worldwide”, including both physical and digital versions, according to the company.
This means Village is selling faster than the previous three major Resident Evil game releases.
Its predecessor, Resident Evil 7, sold 3.5 million copies in nine weeks, though Capcom notes that it has shipped nine million units to date.
The news does also mean, however, that Village failed to surpass Resident Evil 6’s launch, where 4.5 million copies were shipped on day one.
Village shipped over three million units in its first few days, matching the initial shipment of the Resident Evil 2 remake. However, whereas Village has now shipped four million copies in 20 days, it took the Resi 2 remake 33 days to reach the same milestone.
The strong start for Village comes despite underwhelming results in its native Japan, where the first-week physical sales were the series’ worst in nearly two decades.
Capcom has said it hopes Village will surpass Resident Evil 7’s sales to become the best-selling individual title in the series.
“Our main ambition for this year, although there’s so much going on at the same time, is to make sure Resident Evil: Village will be the best-performing Resident Evil title, both in terms of quality as well as business,” Capcom’s EMEA marketing director Antoine Molant told GI.biz in March.
VGC’s Resident Evil Village review calls Capcom’s horror adventure “a deliciously hammy hybrid of past glories, with some real series highs”.