Capcom’s financial report has delivered some impressive news for the Resident Evil franchise, with the Resident Evil 2 remake officially dethroning Resident Evil 7 as the best-selling game in the franchise’s history. This recent milestone adds to Capcom’s streak of success, evident from their top-selling titles, the majority of which were released in the last decade.
The Titans of Sales: Monster Hunter and Resident Evil
Topping the charts as Capcom’s best-selling game of all time is Monster Hunter World, boasting a staggering 19 million units sold. Close behind, Monster Hunter Rise claims the second spot with 13.2 million units sold.
The dominance of Monster Hunter and Resident Evil in Capcom’s top 10 best-selling games is striking, with the Street Fighter franchise being the only other contender. Surprisingly, Street Fighter 5 takes the 10th spot with 7.3 million units sold, despite not enjoying the same acclaim as its predecessors, such as Street Fighter 4 or the recently released Street Fighter 6.
Taking the third position is the Resident Evil 2 remake with 12.6 million units sold, followed closely by Resident Evil 7 at 12.4 million. Other notable titles on the list include Monster Hunter World: Iceborne with 10.5 million, Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 each with 8.8 million, Resident Evil Village with 8.3 million, and the Resident Evil 3 remake with 7.6 million.
With an impressive six out of the top 10 slots occupied by the Resident Evil franchise, it’s evident that Capcom has been keeping the survival-horror series alive, consistently since 2019, a fresh installment in the series has been unveiled each year.
Resident Evil’s Historic Climb: From RE5 to the RE2 Remake
Previously holding the title of the best-selling Resident Evil game for an extended period, Resident Evil 5 had to surrender it’s crown to RE7, which managed to surpass it despite a slow start. Now, the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 2 remake has taken the top spot, leaving gamers curious about whether any other RE game will ever surpass its sales figures.
Although the Resident Evil 4 remake has enjoyed significant success, it has yet to break into the top 10 rankings. However, if it’s popularity persists like other recent entries, it may have a chance to claim the throne from Resident Evil 2 in the future.
Nonetheless, considering the current standings, it is likely that the RE2 remake will remain the best-selling game in the franchise for years to come. Future updates from Capcom may shake up the rankings, adding an element of excitement to the gaming landscape.
For those eager to experience the Resident Evil 2 remake, the game is available on multiple platforms, including PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X, offering players a chance to immerse themselves in this acclaimed survival-horror adventure.
Source – Capcom
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