Resident Evil Village is proving to be quite the success.
Resident Evil Village is doing well. According to Capcom, the game has already shipped 3 million units since releasing last Friday (via PlayStation LifeStyle). It was also revealed that Resident Evil 7 has shipped 8.5 million copies as of December 31st, 2020. In total, the series has a whole has shipped over 100 million copies since beginning in 1996.
"Built with Capcom's proprietary RE ENGINE, the game maximizes the potential of next-generation devices to deliver stunning, photorealistic visuals while utilizing cutting-edge audio technology," Capcom stated. "This, along with praise for the deeply immersive experience from fans following the game's demo, resulted in worldwide shipments of the title surpassing 3 million units."
Capcom does expect the franchise to grow. This includes the release of Netflix's upcoming animated series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.
"Capcom further plans a number of initiatives to expand the value of the brand, including the franchise's first original CG animated series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, which will launch worldwide exclusively on Netflix, as well as a variety of other cross-media expansions. 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."
Resident Evil Village proved to be a success when it launched last week. The game had reached over 100,000 concurrent players on Steam. This outdid every other game in the series that released on the platform. Resident Evil 7 peaked at only 20,449 players. Resident Evil 2 Remake reached 74,227 players, while Resident Evil 3 Remake peaked at 60,293 concurrent players. Village also reached over 620,000 viewers on Twitch, the most in the entire series.
Resident Evil Village is available now. It is available for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.