Capcom’s revealed that survival horror action shooter Resident Evil 5 has become the company’s best selling game, usurping Street Fighter II’s position as the biggest home gaming breadwinner.

Resident Evil 5’s life-time sales have surpassed 6.5 million units since 2009, beating Street Fighter 2’s 6.3 million; and that game was released on just about everything. And subsequently re-released on everything too.

The frankly quite awful Resident Evil 6 comes in third, having shifted at 5.2 million units, followed in fourth by the very best game in the entire series, Resident Evil 2, which has sold 4.96 million copies. Here’s where it gets a little interesting; I had always thought Capcom survived these days thanks to Monster Hunter, but Monster Hunter Freedom 3 comes in at fifth with 4.8 million units.

It seems though, that Capcom isn’t lumping all of Street Fighter’s myriad re-releases and iterations together, because Street Fighter II Turbo/Hyper Fighting is a sixth with 4.1 million units. Street Fighter IV only managed to come in at ninth (though it too doesn’t include Super Street Fighter IV) – and there isn’t a Mega-man game to be seen anywhere near the list until position 35.

Check out Capcom’s best performing games here.

Say what you will about Resident Evil 5 and the death of survival horror games, but I had a grand time playing the game co-operatively with a friend. And then I tried to play it solo….

Last Updated: October 31, 2013

was reviewed on PC


  1. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    October 31, 2013 at 14:03

    When RE5 is your biggest selling title, you know there’s a problem……..


    • Lourens Jordaan

      October 31, 2013 at 14:11

      never mind


    • Rincethis

      October 31, 2013 at 14:38

      What you said. Sho, ouch.


    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      October 31, 2013 at 15:43

      Yep, that’s pretty much what I was going to post as well.


    • Asad258

      October 31, 2013 at 19:51

      I get
      paid over $87 per hour engaging from home with a pair of youngsters
      reception. I ne’er thought i would be ready to lie with however my ally earns
      over 10k a month doing this and he or she convinced Pine Tree State to do.
      The potential with this is often endless. Heres what i have been


  2. Umar Moe Moe

    October 31, 2013 at 14:06

    In all honesty, after having played RE 6, RE 5 is a really fine game.RE 6 is such a turd. I tried completing it but damn…’s too much for me to handle. Rev on the other hand was outstanding


    • Rincethis

      October 31, 2013 at 14:33

      I hear a community member, one who is strong, chiselled like a Herculean God, wrote an article on the Rev game, did you see it?.


      • Umar Moe Moe

        October 31, 2013 at 14:38

        Not really, I did however read a review of Rev by some random hobo though.


  3. oVg

    October 31, 2013 at 14:10

    I enjoyed it. The graphics are still better than today’s games. Great game with a CO-OP friend and nothing beats shooting Two rocket launchers at the same time.


    RE4 was more Horror… The presidents daughter made me shit my pants, worse than the high pitched voice of that down syndrome girl from Final Fantasy XIII.


    • Rincethis

      October 31, 2013 at 14:32

      Agreed. As far as co-op is concerned it was fun. SP? Wouldn’t know…


  4. oVg

    October 31, 2013 at 14:13

    RE5 became DATED only three months later when DEADSPACE came out and showed us how its done.



  5. Rincethis

    October 31, 2013 at 14:36

    This breaks my heart man. I was just writing about what horror means, and that was not what RE5 was…


  6. Rock789

    October 31, 2013 at 15:20

    RE5 was good fun, me thought… Good action title… 😉 🙂


  7. That Happy Twit

    October 31, 2013 at 15:39

    When I bought my second hand Xbox 360, this game came with it. And to be honest I have not played it yet. Been sitting on my desk for 2 months now.


  8. Captain GUZ

    October 31, 2013 at 16:08

    I still think RE 2 was the best one in the series for me, maybe not by today’s standards but damm i nearly kaked myself so many times in that game(maybe cause I was much younger)


  9. Aussious

    October 31, 2013 at 17:16

    Must be Sheva Almor… Frankly I can’t think of anything else that I enjoyed about this game…


  10. hairyknees

    October 31, 2013 at 18:07

    Yeah the co-op in that game was gold. I’ve played and finished it a good few times with different people 😀


  11. caponeil

    November 1, 2013 at 09:58

    Nice- remember finishing this in one evening with my wife. Was sooo much fun! Still preferred RE4 though


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