Resident Evil 4 wows 1M on Wii

Capcom touts worldwide shipment milestone for fourth version of its survival horror hit.

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Capcom wants Wii gamers to know that Manhunt 2 isn't the only scary budget-priced game on Nintendo's system this Halloween. Today the publisher announced that Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition has shipped more than 1 million copies worldwide.

According to the industry-tracking NPD Group, 300,000 copies of Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition were sold by US retailers through August at a suggested retail price of $29.99. The title is the fourth version of the game released in the US, which debuted on the GameCube in January 2005 and on the PlayStation 2 nine months later. A long-delayed PC version arrived in US stores this May, followed in June by the Wii edition. As of the end of August, combined sales of all four versions of RE4--which was GameSpot's 2005 Game of the Year--totaled 2.1 million units and $73.9 million in revenue in the US.

Overall, the Resident Evil series has shipped more than 33 million copies since its 1996 debut. That number is sure to rise with the upcoming release of Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles on November 13 and the anticipated (but undated) releases of Resident Evil 5 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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