Resident Evil Village Breaches 3 Million Units Sold in Less than a Week

Milestone reached.
Milestone reached. Capcom

It’s been barely a week since Resident Evil Village was released, May 7 on PC and PlayStation and Xbox consoles. In a brief period, the fan support is palpable with more than 3 million units shipped around the world revealed by Capcom.

This new game is the eighth main title of the Resident Evil franchise, which features survival horror gameplay. In a post, Capcom shared that since the first game of the series was launched in 1996, cumulative shipments of the whole franchise have breached 100 million units. The series is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary and has since received continuous support from its loyal fans worldwide.

Resident Evil Village serves as the official sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. This latest entry offers a higher degree of action along with more engaging and expansive gameplay. In the game, players take on the role of Ethan Winters who tries to survive the horror and learn more about the mysterious village.

The game has been created using Capcom’s very own RE ENGINE. With this, the game can maximize what the next-generation devices have to offer. As such, players can expect photorealistic visuals and incredible sounds due to innovative audio technology.

The release of Resident Evil Village comes at a time when the series is commemorating its 25th anniversary. In addition to this game, players can experience the online multiplayer action game Resident Evil Re:Verse, which lets players fight as popular characters of the franchise. It’s available for free to those who buy Resident Evil Village.

Capcom added that there are a lot more coming out this year that will expand the Resident Evil universe even further. One of these is the first-ever original CG animated series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. This series is launching worldwide and released exclusively on Netflix.

The announcement of this new milestone for Resident Evil Village is a day after Capcom reported annual profits.

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