According to the official Resident Evil website, Resident Evil 7 has sold over 4 million copies of the game, making it one of the most successful entries in the franchises history.
Thanks to a post on the subject on NeoGAF, we now that this puts Resident Evil 7 6th all time in terms of best selling Resident Evil titles. With the Gold Edition of the game right around the corner, though, it wouldn’t be surprising to see that number rise into the 5 millions. The top 6 selling games in the franchise can be found below:
Resident Evil 5 – 9.5 million
Resident Evil 6 – 8 million
Resident Evil 4 – 5.9 million
Resident Evil/Resident Evil:Director’s Cut – 5.08 million
Resident Evil 2 – 4.96 million
Resident Evil 7 – 4+ million
For those who have yet to play the game, make sure to check out our review of the surprisingly scary entry:
Altogether it’s a sharp crossroads between horror films like Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes, and the classic slow paced survival horror of Resident Evil. The grotesque cunning of the murderous backwoods family is decidedly scarier than mindless creatures, and there are many moments that reminded me of those in the Spencer mansion, like things crashing through windows and creative massive scale boss fights. By the end, Resident Evil 7’s place within the Resident Evil franchise is definitively confirmed, and it marks not just a clear uptick, but a new beginning for a flagging series that was in desperate need of a shot in the arm. Add in that it’s one of the best VR experiences to date, and the PS4 version of Resident Evil 7 biohazard is not just a great Resident Evil game, or a great horror game, it’s a great game in general.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is available now.