Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has shipped over 2.5 million copies worldwide

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“There’s a lot riding on Resident Evil 7. Depending on its reception, it could potentially make or break the franchise, possibly sending it to a place that it might never hope to come back from if it’s the latter.”

That’s the sort of thing you might’ve heard me say a week ago. Look, I was excited for Resident Evil 7 for sure, but I did worry about it too. There were a lot of unknown variables at play, you know?  We were expecting new characters, and a whole new first-person perspective. It was anybody’s guess how the game would turn out. Thankfully, Capcom listened to their fans, and their latest survival horror romp is actually rather excellent. I loved it, and so did most critics.

How has it been received by the general public though? Has Resident Evil 7 been selling well? We don’t know what the final figures might look like, but it’s definitely off to a good start it seems. According to Capcom, Resident Evil 7 has shipped over 2.5 million copies worldwide (via Destructoid).

“RESIDENT EVIL 7 is the latest installment, and builds upon the series’ roots of fear, exploration and tense atmosphere. The full game is also available to play via the included optional PlayStation®VR Mode for the PS4 version. In order to provide an overwhelming, deeply immersive horror experience, the game’s system underwent a dramatic shift from its previous third-person camera to a new first-person perspective. Further, with the new RE ENGINE, a proprietary game engine developed in-house for this title, Capcom has pushed hardware specifications to their limits. As a result, the title garnered attention worldwide, with the demo version exceeding 7.15 million downloads—a record for the series—and the game selling more than 2.5 million units.”

I can only see those numbers, for both the demo and final product, climbing higher and higher over the coming months. People can shelve their skepticism, Capcom did good.

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If you fall into that camp, and haven’t picked up Resident Evil 7, I highly recommend you do. It’s a strong return to form for the franchise, and one you should definitely consider playing immediately.

Last Updated: January 27, 2017

Matthew Figueira

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