Resident Evil 5 is Capcom's best-selling game of all time

Monster Hunter 4 selling well in Japan.

Resident Evil 5 is now Capcom's best-selling game of all time, shifting a total of 6.5 million copies as of September 30, 2013.

The 2009 sequel has now overtaken iconic brawler Street Fighter II's sales record, with the 1992 game selling 6.3 million units. The figure does not include subsequent Street Fighter II editions, however: 1993's Street Fighter II Turbo claims 4.3 million sales in the publisher's chart, for instance.

"With more than 60 titles that have sold more than one million units, Capcom stands alone in the video game industry," said the publisher in a statement.

The publisher updated its best-selling games list as part of its Q2 2013 financials.

Elsewhere in its report, Capcom said it was buoyed by the release of Monster Hunter 4 in Japan, which has now sold over 2.8 million copies and was described as an "immediate success" by Capcom.

Monster Hunter 4 is yet to be confirmed for a release outside of Japan.

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is said to have "enjoyed steady sales," whereas the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC versions of Resident Evil: Revelations and 3DS downloadable Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies both "basically achieved project sales."

Lost Planet 3 sales, however, were below Capcom's expectations, "due in part to intensifying competition in the European and US markets."

Overall, Capcom's sales jumped 16.9 percent to ¥53 billion, with the company also enjoying a net income boost of 20 percent to ¥4.95 billion.

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Cannibal Jesse
Cannibal Jesse

Ugh, if you can't compose a proper sentence what makes you think your opinion is any better?

Mauro Figueiredo
Mauro Figueiredo

Resident Evil 5 was one of the best games i ever played, it's so great, much better than 6.

DESTROYRS_F8
DESTROYRS_F8

@Mauro Figueiredo I loved 4 better, but mercenaries on 5 was badass!

Nightelf123
Nightelf123

RE 5 sold more because it had 3 different kinds of trailers :

1.zombie version.

2.single-player majini version.

3.coop majini version.

Revoredo
Revoredo

I dunno bout the US and the rest of the world, but here in Brazil the game is pretty much always on sale on Steam for U$ 3,00. OF COURSE it would sell a lot.

Downloadpilot
Downloadpilot

Now  that's unexpected. I was under the impression everyone hated RE5 except me. lol

Cosmas David Ananda
Cosmas David Ananda

GTA 5 is number one best-selling game of all time if you know that...

SpardisJX
SpardisJX

If there was ever a series that needed a reboot, its Resident Evil.  Too much chaos in the canon now.

Pierre-Luc Rancourt
Pierre-Luc Rancourt

I'm surprised ... I thought it would be a SFIV iteration. The 3 original games were the best, after that it went down hill wuite fast. But those game can't have the same number as a game of today since video games wasn't mainstream at all when RE1 came out.

Dwayne Stanton
Dwayne Stanton

Which is odd, considering all the hate it still gets to this day. I enjoyed it, my friends and I were on RE5 all day every day that summer.

Sina Madani
Sina Madani

Should be Street Fighter IV (all iterations combined)

Charles Wolfe
Charles Wolfe

lol oops this whole time I was mixing RE5 and RE6 up.. On that note RE5>RE6

James Chahine
James Chahine

Ignoring the fact that it is a Resident Evil game in that it didn't have any sense of horror, I enjoyed this game a lot! I thought it was really fun and had replay value with the end-game credit shop. Basically, although it doesn't give you that amazing horror feeling that previous RE's did, I found it was enjoyable. :P

Dell Goodman
Dell Goodman

Shame that RE5 is one of the worst in the series. Guess people were hyped up after a successful RE4 (even though I thought that was crap too, didn't like the series overhaul).

Konstantin Savelyev
Konstantin Savelyev

Need Dino Crisis 3, Resident Evil will be forgotten and put aside ;)

pcbm
pcbm

@Konstantin Savelyev  

Dino Crisis 3 was on Xbox

tightwad34
tightwad34

I remember being so stoked for this game when I saw the first trailers way back when, and also coming off the heels of RE4 which still stands as one of the best games I have ever played. Then time went on and I got less stoked about it and then I finally saw my friend playing it and I even played a little too and decided it's a no go as well as one of the bigger dissapointments for me. I always say nowadays if you never get your hopes up you won't be disappointed(much easier said than done, though).

Woody Martin
Woody Martin

Resident Evil 5 is the only Resident Evil game I've played. I know lots of people don't like it for whatever reason, but as someone who didn't have any pre-concieved expectations, it was pretty fun.

Praditya Lesmana
Praditya Lesmana

Good game with good story, no surprises there. Congratz for RE5 (y)

the_repo_man6754
the_repo_man6754

@Praditya Lesmana This is why Facebook comments need to fuck off. 

Jesse M Saavedra
Jesse M Saavedra

resident 5 story did not make sense, way too much action i rather play re4. Yes ut same but it does have co op partener or five melee moves.

Paul Edwards
Paul Edwards

I actually liked 6. Leon's campaign was pretty decent

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

Dragons Dogma is about the only decent game Capcoms done in a while. They started out this gen strong, but went down hill.

Sean Roaix
Sean Roaix

Lol @ GameSpot "Sadly no" Even you know something is wrong here.

John Dettman Jr.
John Dettman Jr.

Resi 1 & 2 stll are my all time favorites nothing will ever change that..

onixevil
onixevil

They intentionally choose one of Oni's games and the legendary developers works not counted for them.

Zukinho De Souza
Zukinho De Souza

Re5 = best graphics Re4 = best story Re3 = best environment Re6 = ridiculous gameplay Re7 = ??open world??

javalino
javalino

Lost planet dont sell because its s*ks . But no company will admit its game s*ks

Todd Yates
Todd Yates

Doesn't say much about Capcom. RE5 sucked. It's no longer a survival horror series. It's action. It died a long time ago