For a franchise based on horror, zombies, and whatever a “Las Plagas” is, there seems to be no slowing down Resident Evil.
With the release of its latest entry, Resident Evil 3 Remake, the long-running survival-horror franchise has now hit over 100 million units sold. That puts the video game franchise alongside the likes of iconic names like The Legend of Zelda and Star Wars in terms of over 100 million units sold, though the reigning champion Super Mario Bros sits comfortably at the top with over 600 million units – a milestone seen by no other video game series to date.
What helped elevate the sales is the recently-released Resident Evil 3 Remake. The polarizing game shipped two million units just five days after its April 3rd release. For comparison, the original RE3 has sold just over 3.5 million units.
In an update to their sales metrics, Capcom revealed not only the Resident Evil milestone but also that Monster Hunter World sold an additional 800,000 units since December, keeping it as the studio’s best-selling title at nearly 16 million units. With an upcoming feature film, expect Monster Hunter’s numbers to keep rising.
As for Resident Evil, rumors are swirling that Capcom wants to keep this momentum going and are allegedly working on the Resident Evil 4 Remake and Resident Evil 8.
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