Resident Evil 6 ships over 4.5M copies

Capcom says worldwide initial shipments of Resident Evil 6 have surpassed 4.5 million; according to the publisher, this number is the highest for a Capcom title.

Capcom has announced that the latest installment in its Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil 6, has shipped more than 4.5 million copies worldwide since the game's release on October 2.

Resident Evil has shipped over 4.5M units worldwide.

According to Capcom, this initial shipment is the highest ever for a Capcom game.

However, shipment figures indicate the number of games shipped to retailers around the world, not the number of games sold through to consumers. Capcom has not yet revealed sales figures for the title.

The publisher also revealed that the Resident Evil series has recorded cumulative sales of more than 50 million units worldwide since the first title in the franchise was released in 1996.

Earlier this week, Resident Evil 6 producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi commented on the rift between fans and developers, and said that the franchise can't please everyone.

Resident Evil 6 shipped on Tuesday to reviews that ranged from positive to cold. GameSpot's critique of the game praised its voice acting and narrative structure, but lamented the title's ubiquitous and lengthy quick-time events, as well as its unimpressive set pieces.

Capcom expects Resident Evil 6 to sell 7 million copies, becoming the publisher's best-selling title in its history.

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Devil_wings00
Devil_wings00

Yes Hiroyuki Kobayashi there isn't a game that everyone is going to love but there are games that more people like then hate...These are called "good games". You see when more people dislike a game then like it we call that a "bad game". RE6 appears to be the latter. Really that's the best excuse you could come up with? lol I haven't played the game yet (I'm waiting until price drops) but something must be fishy. Nothing gets this much hatred for no reason whatsoever. If it was one rouge review I'd say "ok fine" but there are plenty who despise this game. I've even seen some later post-release reviews, like the game stations, where it almost seemed like they inflated the score despite the review being almost completely negative lol. Seriously the end of that review is like "we didn't really like this game but we can see how some people might enjoy it...so uh 6/10!".       

JohnMark320
JohnMark320

Having fun with the game. Would give it a 7.5 in my book :) 

slotheater
slotheater

wow 4.5million... 4.5 gamespot score?... quincidence?

luckylogan
luckylogan

Don't buy this game and don't reward the stupid excuses from this developer.  They could have spent a few more months refining the games instead of rushing it out to get revenue.

Mizarzeug
Mizarzeug

Mix of feelings here, We need to be fair, Its not crap but also is not good is mediocre at best for me, i dunno if this 4.5 mll are from retailers or from final customer nevertheless encouraging capcom for giving something ehh is difficult although we need to take in consideration  the mastermind behind the original concpet of RE Shinji Mikami is no longer in capcom so people who unconfortable with the game should have expected this also is the sixt installment  they need to improve ,change some aspects and others keep for the saga could go on and thats not easy either i realize they invested effort in the game but I was happy when i rent it instead of buying it cause the installment dont worth the 60 bks and also since im a ps owner we wont have all dlc from it too. Hope they could do better in Dragon Dogma sequel

Zaekaeffi
Zaekaeffi

The best Resident Evil ever.....

KhanhAgE
KhanhAgE

I'm seeing a lot VanOrd groupies in these comments. His opinion is more powerful than I'd imagined.

 

If you've played the game and don't like it. That's your opinion.

If you've played the game and like it. That's your opinion.

 

If you haven't played the game and hate it. You're an ***hat. 

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

I hope its not their best selling game, that would only encourage Capcom.

theexperience13
theexperience13

As well it should have shipped 4.5M because it's awesome :D

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

Games like RE, no matter the poor reviews, still sell, even if it's just off of name alone. I thought the demo was ok, but it still didn't feel like the classic RE that I craved. Maybe RE7.

GT3600
GT3600

review score is 4.5 by gamespot and sold by 4.5M.......nice........

BruceWayneJr
BruceWayneJr

The whiners whine while the players play. Whiners, find a game to play.

TimeFrame
TimeFrame

what how? Every japanese person bought it? xD omfg 4.5 m copies? What the ? WHAT? xD I know nothing of the console market, I'll admit it now. I estimated like 1-2 million copies of this game... I was clearly wrong. xD

chechak7
chechak7

strange game score is 4.5 and it ships over 4.5M copies ....

JOYRIDEME
JOYRIDEME

The fanboy is strong with this one. It's a real shame they don't refuse to buy the game until Capcom is forced to re-evaluate the series. But then again that would be the reasonable thing to do and fanboys are far from reasonable. 

shadow580
shadow580

The user score for this game is 7.0 and 7.4 on the consoles. I would much rather trust that score than the one Gamespot issued. I've found the user score to be the most consistent when it comes to the actual quality of a game.

danwolfrath
danwolfrath

i just beat chris's campain and enjoyed it now on to leons lol

Atombomb1981
Atombomb1981

The game is a mix of hits and misses, but in my opinion nowhere near as bad as other games marked at 4.5/10, including the atrocious Resident Evil : Operation Raccoon City. However, the difference of what it is and what could have been, has left a lot of people disappointed.

nonfanboygamer1
nonfanboygamer1

I thinik people bought this expecting it to be better than RE5, and were sorely disappointed. Don't think the series will survive with more of this

leikeylosh
leikeylosh

Same thing happened with Operation Raccoon City. The game is a piece of sh*t but Capcom considered a huge success because it sold well. Capcom doesn't care anymore about the quality of its games, it's all about the money.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Resident Evil 6 ships over 4.5M copies"

 

That's fantastic but I could bake 4.5M cupcakes...and if no one eats them because they taste like crap, what's the point?  You can make a lot of anything (land fill of Atari E.T. games anyone)...doesn't mean it's good.  Once word gets around, which it is, RE6 will be a bargain bin resident (see what i did there?).  So far everyone who's got their hands on this game has been seriously disappointed.  RE games are inherently survival-horror, once they turned this franchise into a Michael Bay button mash fest, it lost its magic... Its a real shame.

Hurvl
Hurvl

"Capcom expects Resident Evil 6 to sell 7 million copies, becoming the publisher's best-selling title in its history." Lol, the "eternal truth" of reverse relationship between critical success and commercial success is fulfilled with RE 6. I suppose Capcom will beat its chest for making such a good game and promise to make sequels that are similar to this one, since people clearly liked this one so much. Well, you gotta give people what they want, right?

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

This proves that a game can be terrible as RE 6 really is, but if there's Leon and Chris in the same game it will sell by bucket loads....

Shinjikami
Shinjikami

Look! It's a lucky guess, just the same as our reviewer's score!

bostick
bostick

There's nothing about the game that warrants a 4.5, anyone who has played it knows what I'm talking about.

GraniteX
GraniteX

That is nice. Now how about an article that tells us how many of them were bought? I enjoyed the game though

dramaybaz
dramaybaz

It matched its score hmm..4.5

Elann2008
Elann2008

"Commence, Call of Duty status."  Crapcom sells out today folks. 

smackdowner360
smackdowner360

Just got the game today and was blown away.Been a fan since the first one and glad to see their moving in the right direction.The game looks fantastic and gameplay is solid.They are picking up news fans which is great leave all the whinny ass ones behind.As far as the review here come on its gamespot.Its like taking advice from a 12 year old.For a real review go to gametrailers which is more professional.I believe gave it a 8.8 which is about right.Anyway the game is full of action and horror very good mix with each campaign.Biggest launch for capcom ever and nice job on RE6.

bongsyas_23
bongsyas_23

4.5 million shipped

 

0.5 million sold

fasteddy_1
fasteddy_1

@Devil_wings00 those people that despise the game thought it was suppose to give them an orgasm. I'm having fun with the game, lol

Virtual_Erkan
Virtual_Erkan

 @JohnMark320 I gave 8. The game is extremely fun but its ridiculous cut scenes really hinders the theme of the game.

fasteddy_1
fasteddy_1

@AyatollaofRnR I hope they make more, I like the story and action.

TimeFrame
TimeFrame

Oh I see, shipped! Well I guess I can still be right then. xD

JOYRIDEME
JOYRIDEME

 @shadow580 The problem is that the only people who review a game are those that really hated it(in the case of mw3) and those that really loved it or really want to love it(a game like RE6). As soon as RE6 received a low score every fanboy in the world thought it was their duty to give a good score as if RE6 needed their help or they could somehow fix a perceived injustice from Gamespot. 

IamTheBesteva
IamTheBesteva

 @smackdowner360"I believe gave it a 8.8 which is about right" who are you to determine what is right ? its a review=opinion..you=fail

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

 @bongsyas_23

 At best I'll Red Box RE6. I was at my Gamestop the other day, they were using RE6 copies at bookends and paperweights. looked like there was enough copies to build a small fort.

JohnMark320
JohnMark320

 @Virtual_Erkan Moreso than the cutscenes, what bugs me is the flat storyline. Seriously, Chris and Leon are such cardboard cutouts now, I really don't give a ----- about them. The franchise hasn't progressed well plot-wise since RE3 Nemesis :,( maybe they should pull a "Tomb Raider" and just reboot the franchise ). 

smackdowner360
smackdowner360

 @IamTheBesteva  @smackdowner360 It means that's what i would have gave it myself somewhere between 8.5 to a 9.0.I can determine whatever i want for myself.Also the people from gamespot that does reviews seems like little kids.You seem slow yourself there