Resident Evil Franchise Exceeds 100 Million Copies Sold

First franchise in Capcom history to reach this milestone.

By Angela Marrujo Fornaca. Posted 06/16/2020 03:41 Comment on this     ShareThis

Resident Evil was introduced to the world back in 1996, establishing the modern day survival-horror genre with the first game in the franchise. Twenty-four years later, the series has evolved greatly and given us some of the most frightening moments in video game history, as well as some of the greatest games of all time.

With those accolades under its belt, Capcom has announced that the Resident Evil series has now sold more than 100 million units worldwide, with more than 80% of sales coming from outside of Japan. Referring to the series as its “flagship property,” Capcom attributes reaching the milestone to a number of factors, including:

  • The company’s “Single Content Multiple Usage” strategy, which has taken the brand beyond games, to Hollywood movies and theme park collaborations
  • Their digital sales strategy, extending the life of their games “with flexible pricing strategies” in more than 250 countries and regions
  • Maintaining a consistent release schedule
  • Remaking classic titles like Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3, while carrying out price promotions on older titles that were timed in conjunction with new releases

Capcom plans to continue further sales of Resident Evil titles on next-gen consoles starting with the future release of Resident: Evil Village, the sequel to Resident Evil 7: biohazard, which alone sold 7.5 million copies.

What’s your favorite game in the Resident Evil franchise? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Capcom

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