Resident Evil 5 is sadly Capcoms Best Selling game ever.

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#1 Posted by Jakandsigz (4512 posts) -

http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/31/resident-evil-5-capcoms-best-selling-game-ever/

6.5 million on Xbox 360 and PS3.

What's funny is Resident Evil 6, is at 5.2 million, and will also reach maybe that number maybe.

http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/business/million.html

But when you look at the above link, it's clear that Capcom is a company with only 3 consistent viable franchises. Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, and Street Fighter. But mostly Resident Evil. Capcom need to expand because for those that have been paying attention, Capcom is not excactly rich. New Ips are needed. Ones that are not Deep Down.

#3 Posted by charizard1605 (54090 posts) -

RE5 was fun. No RE4, but it was good at what it was.

Now RE6 on the other hand...

#4 Posted by TruthArisen (385 posts) -

Wonder Woman shrugs.

"I thoroughly enjoyed the game."

#5 Edited by 2mrw (4957 posts) -

that's sad .

#6 Posted by 35cent (873 posts) -

Didn't think RE5 was too bad to be honest.

#7 Edited by mrintro (1354 posts) -

a decent game, but definitely no RE4. man, it sucks that RE may never come close to glory again

#8 Posted by Desmonic (12374 posts) -

RE5 was fun. No RE4, but it was good at what it was.

Now RE6 on the other hand...

This x100. I enjoyed RE5 a lot. Sure it wasn't quite as good as RE4 but it was fun and the story/characters were mildly decent.

#9 Edited by Ballroompirate (21435 posts) -

RE5 was worth it for the co-op, RE6 was decent and got way to much crap from people who didn't play it. I'd say it was better than RE5 in some aspects while it was bad in others (namely I hated Jakes campaign and Leons last boss fight). Both RE5 and RE6 are no RE4,RE1 remake and RE2 but they are decent in their own right.

Also Shiva had dat ass.

#10 Edited by GhoX (4651 posts) -

I guess they were right. Half-arsed action games really do make more money on consoles than proper horror games.

Ah well, at least the genre still thrives on PC.

#11 Posted by SirSlimyScott (266 posts) -

@GhoX: Yeah, you're right I completely agree with you; most games on PC are pirated, so it's only natural for games to sell more on console. :)

#12 Edited by biggest_loser (23971 posts) -

I'm still waiting for a proper survival horror R&E game so that I can finally start on this series.

#13 Posted by Jakandsigz (4512 posts) -

RE5 was fun. No RE4, but it was good at what it was.

Now RE6 on the other hand...

Don't worry, RE6 is coming right on up.

#14 Posted by GhoX (4651 posts) -

@GhoX: Yeah, you're right I completely agree with you; most games on PC are pirated, so it's only natural for games to sell more on console. :)

Your reading comprehension is abysmal. Don't bother replying.

#15 Posted by treedoor (7478 posts) -

RE5 was awesome. One of the best games from Capcom in the last 15 years or so.

#16 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (3203 posts) -

And one of their best games. Excellent game.

#17 Edited by SirSlimyScott (266 posts) -
#18 Posted by Senor_Kami (8229 posts) -

RE5 is pretty awesome. Mercs mode alone makes it deserve those 6.5M sales.

#19 Posted by freedomfreak (37978 posts) -
#20 Posted by Armoured_Mage (766 posts) -

RE5 was good, its just too bad they used resident evil for it.

#21 Posted by Big_Pecks (5190 posts) -

Wow, it shows how bad RE6 was when people say RE5 was good.

#22 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (3203 posts) -
#23 Edited by Cyberdot (3510 posts) -

Pretty sad.

#24 Posted by kingoflife9 (1987 posts) -

I swear to the good lord, I played about 20 mins of RE5 and then returned it. It was bad.

#25 Edited by glez13 (8486 posts) -

RE5 was good because of the co-op and the mercenaries mode. It was kinda lame on SP.

Capcom is basically Resident Evil. It doesn't show there because RE4 is represented in different versions versions but it's basically third place with around 5.8 million. Four of the top five Capcom best sellers are Resident Evil games. :o

Resident Evil 7 coming soon...

#26 Posted by TheEroica (12961 posts) -

I love Resident Evil 5... Maybe my favorite coop game of the gen on consoles. Resident Evil 6 was a festering turd though :( I actually can't believe they released that game in the condition it's in.

#27 Posted by chocolate1325 (32368 posts) -

It wasn't a bad game but it wasn't good either the hype and co- op destroyed it.

#28 Posted by Telekill (4158 posts) -

RE5 was definitely the best RE game of this generation. Even had some of the best DLC of this gen with LiN. Online coop was great. Online competitive sucked ass.

REO - Horrible and had such promise
RE6 - Didn't know what it wanted to be. Had some fun parts, some crap parts.
RE Rev - Felt like a chore to play. Ruined Jill's look. Horrible supporting characters, worst in series history.

#29 Edited by finalfantasy94 (26136 posts) -

@Telekill said:

RE5 was definitely the best RE game of this generation. Even had some of the best DLC of this gen with LiN. Online coop was great. Online competitive sucked ass.

REO - Horrible and had such promise

RE6 - Didn't know what it wanted to be. Had some fun parts, some crap parts.

RE Rev - Felt like a chore to play. Ruined Jill's look. Horrible supporting characters, worst in series history.

No your getting it mixed up RE5 ruined jills look. bleh blonde jill.I wonder what drugs they were on when they thought of that. Also RE rev beats RE5 imo. To me REV is the best RE had to offer this gen. It felt more what RE use to be then 5 did which was BOOOM MICHAL BAYSPLOSION FIST PUMP BRO FIST!

#30 Posted by Sweenix (5395 posts) -

I swear to the good lord, I played about 20 mins of RE5 and then returned it. It was bad.

Same here, the shooting mechanics were horrible, it actually felt like i was playing a game from 2002.

#31 Edited by speedfreak48t5p (6030 posts) -
#32 Posted by Jynxzor (9277 posts) -

This just makes me sad.

It's a shame that action cash ins sell so much better than real horror games. Though technically I think the original Resident Evil games have sold many more copies than RE5-6 Capcom just doesn't want to put the numbers out.

I'm actually pretty sure Resident Evil 2 still holds to most sales on a single platform for the serires nearing 6 millions sales on the PS1 alone, they don't even count the N64 version in their number it seems (Must have sold a few copies)

#33 Edited by caseypayne69 (5381 posts) -

Just finished Jakes story. Ada is the only one left now.

For me RE6 > RE5

Six had better production values, more stories, better graphics, smart coop AI, zombies!.

Are the quick time events cool? I think so. And I don't mine the instant deaths. They are funny.

RER is still my favorite but I love RE6.

Camera was a bit of a pain though. And it hurt my eyes.

#34 Posted by finalfantasy94 (26136 posts) -

Just finished Jakes story. Ada is the only one left now.

For me RE6 > RE5

Six had better production values, more stories, better graphics, smart coop AI, zombies!.

Are the quick time events cool? I think so. And I don't mine the instant deaths. They are funny.

RER is still my favorite but I love RE6.

To be honest imo I enjoyed adas chapter the most.

#35 Posted by Telekill (4158 posts) -

@finalfantasy94:

I disagree mainly because of all the stupid scanning you had to do in order to find items. It took me out of the game.

#36 Edited by finalfantasy94 (26136 posts) -

@Telekill said:

@finalfantasy94:

I disagree mainly because of all the stupid scanning you had to do in order to find items. It took me out of the game.

Yea but if I remembering this right scanning was optional for the most part. It was another way to get health items which is what I used it for.

#37 Edited by jsmoke03 (12454 posts) -

resident evil hasnt been good since re2 imo.

i canty believe it isnt sf2

#38 Posted by bobbetybob (19078 posts) -

RE5 was fun. No RE4, but it was good at what it was.

Now RE6 on the other hand...

Agreed, it was a good game, but RE4 was an amazing game so it made it look pretty shitty in comparison.

#39 Edited by Ghost120x (3604 posts) -

That can't be right. Did they add up each and every version of Street fighter 4?

#40 Posted by GodspellWH (363 posts) -
#41 Posted by CleanPlayer (9762 posts) -

I hated Resident Evil 5. Visually, it looked cool but all the story and action felt mundane. Wasn't the game like incredibly short too? Co-op was also a silly direction for Resident Evil from a survival horror viewpoint

#42 Posted by glez13 (8486 posts) -

That can't be right. Did they add up each and every version of Street fighter 4?

If you add up them all it reaches the amount of Street Fighter 2. But if you add all the versions of Street Fighter 2 it more than doubles Resident Evil 5.

#43 Edited by StrongDeadlift (5127 posts) -

And Capcom, having only $140 million in the bank, decides to make Deep Down, a new IP that looks interesting and one of the few games they've made in the last decade that looks interesting to play, a multiplayer only, Free to Play DLC title.

#44 Edited by GrenadeLauncher (3085 posts) -

RE5 and 6 have outsold every other RE game combined.

RE7 will continue the format. The series is basically dead. Move on.

#45 Edited by campzor (34932 posts) -

Dont see the problem with that, i enjoyed it more than 4.

The only disappointing thing is that it took over street fighter 2, which is the best thing from capcom.

#46 Posted by dobzilian (2423 posts) -

Well number 5 is the best out 4,5,6 while Revelations is better than the lot but has the lowest sales of a RE Game. Go figure.

#47 Posted by chocolate1325 (32368 posts) -

I honestly thought RE2 was the best selling game in the franchise.

#48 Posted by k2theswiss (16585 posts) -

crapcon baby!

i played re5, it was my first and it was aright game. What they have been doing is pretty bad past few years IMO,

They don't have any games worth really buying, well there was one i was interested in and that was dragon dogma. BUT i can't get over the fact they put dlc on disc then expect people go home and drop other $10 to unlock... It turned me into pretty much a anti crapcon person

#49 Posted by k2theswiss (16585 posts) -

And Capcom, having only $140 million in the bank, decides to make Deep Down, a new IP that looks interesting and one of the few games they've made in the last decade that looks interesting to play, a multiplayer only, Free to Play DLC title.

has much as i hate it, There is some serious money to be made in that free 2 play market specially looking at profits of league of legends/ candy crush.

#50 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (3203 posts) -