Resident Evil 5 sales surpass 5 million

E3 2009: Publisher confirms latest survival horror shooter passes Resident Evil 2 as new franchise sales leader after quintuple-platinum milestone.

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LOS ANGELES--Last week, Capcom's chief financial officer Kazuhiko Abe said during the Reuters Global Technology Summit that Resident Evil 5 sold 570,000 units in April, bringing the game's total shipped figure to 4.97 million.

Today, Capcom confirmed that RE5 covered the remaining 30,000 units to the next milestone, bringing the survival horror game's total global shipment tally to more than 5 million. Capcom notes that Resident Evil 5 sales have now set a new franchise record, having surpassed Resident Evil 2's 4.96-million-unit peak.

The game isn't done selling yet by a long shot, by Capcom's estimates. As part of Abe's Reuters Summit presentation, the company CFO said that RE5 sales are now expected to exceed 1 million units during Capcom's current fiscal year, which runs from April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010. The PC edition of the game is expected to launch later this year. In May, the publisher forecast fiscal-year sales of ¥95 billion ($961.3 million), with operating income projected to rise to ¥15.5 billion ($156.9 million).

Capcom is also seeing success with Resident Evil Degeneration, which launched for the iPhone and iPod Touch on May 12. According to the publisher, the $6.99 downloadable game based on the film of the same name achieved the No. 1 sales position on the iTunes Store on the day of its release.

Discussion

38 comments
avihegde
avihegde

awesome game with very good graphics and gameplay...... now im eagerly waiting for re6.... the boss fights in this gave are awesome...

1r3ap3r
1r3ap3r

BEST RESIDENT EVIL GAME OUT THERE..........................................

1r3ap3r
1r3ap3r

I LOVE THIS GAME SO MUCH..................................

DarkXAce
DarkXAce

Yeah I agree with the dude below, RE2 is way better! And yes I agree with others on the fact is sold so well was the unbelievable hype!!! (which it didn't really live up to, fear of the dark?? what happened to that eh?!?) I just hope they go back to the roots for RE6, taking in some of the feedback from reviews, and not just thinking "it sold more than old REs so fans must want more of this type of RE" *sigh*

dumitrescusx
dumitrescusx

This game is representing not only a good game,but also a wonder of graphic and technology.The cinematic scenes are quite good,they are looking almost real.

Ljiggaman
Ljiggaman

Capcom really is one of the gaming industry's best developer, and one of the most profitable too.

havik0666
havik0666

jesus, I'm wondering if they're gonna make a Resident evil 6....

paystation
paystation

they must be loaded. now spend all the mony on DLC like 2 player ofline venues or somthing like that.or wesker midnight with his coat on

DarkStreetDev
DarkStreetDev

I'm not surprised, this game was awesome. I'm hoping they'll be adding more DLC soon!

Henninger
Henninger

Good now they can make a proper Resident Evil 2 remake with all the money they just earned.

Conver
Conver

Hopefully this means we'll get a lot more bonus add-on content for the game. :) Want more chapters + costumes + unlockables!

auntbessie
auntbessie

That's a lot of people for Sheva to wind up with her incompetence, she really got on my nerves with her penchant for friendly fire, time after time shooting me in the back of the head, wasting ammo like it was free. Still enjoyed it though, just didn't like her, the simpleton.

abdoo_smokii
abdoo_smokii

plz i m w8ting the pc ver if any one get it pm or send and email :P

Pete5506
Pete5506

Good for capcom, this game is fun to play

luigi88
luigi88

or another thing they can learn BlackBaldwin is that you CAN make a multiplatform game a REALLY GOOD GAME, not just throw it on every console to make sales!

Metalprofi
Metalprofi

bring it to pc hurryyyyyyyyyy, cant wait anymore:(

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

Kinda saddens me to see it pass the RE2 game but oh well cheers to the future of Resident Evil andhopefully this game can be the shinning example to other developers that being single minded to one console isn't always the wisest. :)

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

The game doesn't deserve sale figures that high, It paled in comparison to RE4, Had horrible screen tear & awful QTE events, This game has to be the biggest dissapointment of the year so far.........until bethesda decide to ruin another elder scrolls game......... Oh c'mon, biggest disappointment.. my ass! Res5 is a decent game, let people enjoy its' success. It may not be as good as the fourth, but it is by noooooooooo means a disappointment.

Bhinder94
Bhinder94

There going to sell more then a million, during there time from now to there fiscal year. If the PC port is good. (Better be nothing like the Resident evil 4 port.) Then a lotttt of people are going to buy it. I know I will. Can't be bothered to go into my brothers bedroom, to play Resident Evil 5 on my PS3. PC FTW! Anyway, I know for a fact to play it properly. Is going to require a joypad. Same goes for Street Fighter 4 on PC. Hopefully, they add proper support for both M/K and joypads!

snarple_basic
snarple_basic

I'm kind of surpise RE4 didn't sell better then it did. It was on the GC and PS2. But cool for RE5, that game is really kick a**.

FallenAngel
FallenAngel

Reason why this game is doing so well: Being released against little competition, marketed really well, and the much faster paced gameplay. As an overall game, I'll still take RE 4 over this one anyday. RE 4 would have easily surpassed RE 5 in sales as well if it got an Xbox port as well, because that would mean sales across all the platforms of that generation. But kudos to Capcom for reading the pulse of the mainstream gamer population, making it multiconsole and then marketing the heck out of it.

ekalbtwin
ekalbtwin

While I really like RE 5 Dazza14gb has some good points. I think one of the reasons that it is doing so well is becuase it is the only really big game to be releast in a while, so its lack of compitition is really paying of for Capcom.

Dazza14GB
Dazza14GB

The game doesn't deserve sale figures that high, It paled in comparison to RE4, Had horrible screen tear & awful QTE events, This game has to be the biggest dissapointment of the year so far.........until bethesda decide to ruin another elder scrolls game

JuanJo_H
JuanJo_H

I didn't think it was going to get that far.

hhap52
hhap52

The only thing I wish this game had would be the merchant. "What da ya buyin?"

Peaches1347
Peaches1347

RE:5 was a great game with a few hard to ignore kinks *like the storage *cough* But good for you capcom

Naruto
Naruto

@ Azure_Valkyrie: They sure are doing better than others.

Azure_Valkyrie
Azure_Valkyrie

Capcom is doing very well with their latest releases.