Resident Evil 7 Has Sold More Than 5 Million Copies

The horror game has sold quite a few copies in the year since its release.

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Resident Evil 7 launched in January 2017 to critical acclaim, with reviewers praising its atmosphere, appearance, and narrative. Over the past year, it's also done well commercially: Capcom revealed recently that the game has passed 5.1 million copies sold.

In a blog post about Resident Evil 7 winning Best VR Audio at the 2018 Game Audio Network Guild awards, Capcom also shared that the game has hit a pretty significant sales milestone. It's hit 5.1 million units sold across PS4, Xbox One, and PC; according to Steamspy, about 550,000 of those are on Steam.

These are very good numbers for the game, but it's worth noting that RE7 has currently sold fewer copies than any other mainline RE game besides Resident Evil 3, according to data compiled by the Resident Evil fan wiki. The previous installment in the series, Resident Evil 6, has sold close to 10 million units since its launch in 2012.

In other RE7 news, Capcom just recently released an update to the game that boosts its graphics on Xbox One X. It now can run at 4K and features HDR support. In addition, be sure to check out our Resident Kinevil video series.

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GirlUSoCrazy

The game deserves every sale and more. In my top 5 of 2017.

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ASnakeNeverDies

@girlusocrazy: I disrespectfully disagree and respectfully request reconsideration. If you don't do it for yourself, then do it for the children. Think of Hu for Heh's sake!

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GirlUSoCrazy

@asnakeneverdies: Sorry, I have no idea where you can find the closest echo chamber. Here in reality, different people can have different opinions.

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ASnakeNeverDies

@girlusocrazy: No need to be rude. I was merely expressing my opinion on your opinion. Jeez!

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GirlUSoCrazy

@asnakeneverdies: You didn't express any opinion, just disagreement. If you had expressed an opinion there might be something to actually discuss. And just some advice, you might want t reconsider how you put this, "disrespectfully disagree"ing is kind of setting yourself up for a reply in kind.

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ASnakeNeverDies

@girlusocrazy: I expressed an opinion, not an argument. I do not discuss with trolls like you. As for the quality of the disagreement, well, I just like alliteration.

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GirlUSoCrazy

@asnakeneverdies: Nonetheless, due to its insubstantial nature, your brash expression of an opinion does not invite discussion nor consideration, so why even bother? Oh right, because in fact you are doing all the trolling here.

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ASnakeNeverDies

@girlusocrazy: It appears some user accounts like to blame trolling on everything these days. 😒

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GirlUSoCrazy

@asnakeneverdies: lol it's like you're a living episode of the twilight zone

"They're all trolls! All of them except me!"

Sure, buddy. That's right. They're all trolls.

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ASnakeNeverDies

@girlusocrazy: Trolling is in the eyes of the beholder. Trolls, on the other hand...

I still can't believe there's no troll emoji to be found within the Unicode Standard.

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GirlUSoCrazy

@asnakeneverdies: Oh I get it, this is your joke account and you're posting in character. My bad I didn't know what you were going for.

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jenovaschilld

Resident Evil 6 and some parts of RE5, really turned me against the series - I am glad I didn't pay for RE6 - I got a refund or I would not even bother looking at 7.

Now that 7 is pretty cheap, and alot of patches, $30 seems just right to jump back into this series. I wonder if I was the only one who saw the new release of RE7 and went, 'nah, I will just wait and see how well it reviews first'.

The first person kinda reminds me of my favorite series Fatal Frame........ whew. goosebumps.

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cejay0813

Makes sense. It was a good game

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kachal

I love RE 7, but I kinda felt it was short. I hope they make a much longer 1st-person shooter for RE 8.

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sirdan357

@kachal: Horror games shouldn't be super long. Anything over 8 hours is too much.

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cejay0813

@sirdan357: Not that it can’t be long, but give us replay value

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Good_Coop89

Not perfect, but certainly the right direction to go in, closer to a real Resident Evil game than the awful (imo) action era. Still, 7 feels too much like Resident Evil "Lite" to me. For 8, they need to expand the environments, let us roam more and figure things out, like the legendary first 2 games. It will also need more enemy types, and much, MUCH better bosses than in 7. Honestly, the "chainsaw duel" with Jack is one of the worst bosses of the entire series. Seriously, wtf was that?!

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sirdan357

@good_coop89: A change in pace that was absolutely necessary and one of the standout moments of the game.

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XenomorphAlien

It deserves it. It's one of the best horror games out there.

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analgrin

bring it to rift/vive!

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Resident Evil 7 was absolutely brilliant and deserves far better sales than that. 6 was absolutely terrible, it astounds me it could sell double the amount. But I guess a pure and honest horror game isn't going to appeal as much as a third person shooter.

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inebriantia

@graffitiheart: It was good, but not brilliant. Thanks to the 2nd half mainly, which was boring. The ship especially was so awful, I just remember wanting it to end already.

The 1st half fantastic, but after the mom fight it just felt boring, the "zombies" were dumb, and poorly designed.

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ASnakeNeverDies

@inebriantia: Don't pay attention to graffitiheart, he enjoys trolling so much he can't even be bothered to make sense most of the time. I like his name, that's why I let slide his insubordination.

That said, I completely agree. The layout of the Old House is laughably simple and after returning to the main house and procuring the cards the game turns into an ultra deterministic First Person Shooter with awful controls. Inventory and resource management go completely ignored and the character switch ensures all player footprints are equalized for a significant portion of what's a short and non replayable game. By the time one reaches its awful ending, Resident Evil 7 becomes a disgrace on all accounts.

Edit: And don't get me started on the DLC! I get acid reflux just thinking about that. 🤢

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@asnakeneverdies: You're calling me a troll, when you make comments on everything I say regardless of what it is... cool.

As for my name. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF81Ll8mAgE

Enjoy :)

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ASnakeNeverDies

@graffitiheart: Oh deer... 🦌

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sirdan357

@asnakeneverdies: The length is actually perfect for that style of game and I enjoyed both playthrough I did. The Zoe DLC is highly entertaining too (the others not so much).

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ASnakeNeverDies

@sirdan357: I'm not sure what style of game you're referring too, but this seventh iteration is on the longer side when compared to the classic titles, especially when considering the optional tapes. And it feels even longer due to exposition being delivered through hybrid interactive cutscenes.

I only point out that it's short because there's nothing substantial that can be improved upon, by a sensible player, during a second playthrough on account of how contrived and linear everything is. You'll experience exactly the same every time, outside of some digital setpiece having some flashy, but ultimately inconsequential, change.

By this point, I've completed the main game about six times across two platforms. Quite a lot more playtime if you factor in hours from partial playthroughs. You could say that I got my money's worth, in terms of wasted time, but I would rather have had my reasonable expectations met to a greater degree.

That said, I found the paid End of Zoe DLC to be the worst of the two, even if aesthetically more interesting than their free offering, Not A Hero. Edit: Added some stuff, and rearranged.

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ASnakeNeverDies

@nibbin1191: 🤮 You're an evil bastard Nibbs. But, oh, if only that were the worst part!

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Goku_Black96666

@inebriantia: dude you deserve an upvote

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Cikatriz_ESP

7 is good, not great. It took up the admirable task of doing something different but in the end didn’t do it well enough to justify its own existence.

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JamesBR27

And the gold edition? This game is the shortest RE game ever made.

At least those two DLCs and the last two with Zoe and Redfield can extend this game a little.

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sirdan357

@jamesbr27: You must not have a very good memory, all of the PS1 games are shorter than RE7.

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timothySS10

iv met a few people who thoght this game was VR only, and did not have a VR headset so did not play or buy it. idk how far spread that is but its the best RE since 4 IMO 5 and 6 where kinda meh, not bad games just not highly entertaining.

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dacontag

@timothyss10: that sucks that they thought that. I will say though, my first play through was in vr and it was amazing.

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silv3rst0rm

Meh, difference is that RE6 has been selling for 9,99$ for years pretty logical it sold more copies so far than a game that just had its 1st price drop a couple of months ago.

Give RE7 some time, now being 29.99$ it will still keep on rolling!

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illegal_peanut

@silv3rst0rm: Even at $9.99 it's still really, really hard to believe it sold more then RE 7. Because I remebered a lot of people calling RE 6 utter trash when it came out (Especially this web site).

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silv3rst0rm

@illegal_peanut: The "sales" (which was mot likely worth a penny) coming from humble bundles and the likes must have helped...

Now that I think about it, that's exactly how I ended up getting RE6 along many other games for about 6$ for the whole package...

(If this counted as a RE6 sale then it's almost a scam...)

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aross2004

Glad to hear this. Hoping Capcom keeps this format for a while, loved RE in 1st person.

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Barighm

@aross2004: I'm worried it will stay in first person, but go back to the action format. So now we just have a first person zombie shooter.

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ticklemepink

@Barighm: I think it has branched off in different directions. Revelations 1 & 2 are 3rd Person perspective and I would guess the RE2 Remake will be in 3rd Person perspective as well.

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JustPlainLucas

Huh... I'd have thought they'd sell more by now. Maybe it's because there are so many people who don't want to give it a chance because it's "not Resident Evil enough", even though it's the most Resident Evil since the first game...

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UltimateBastard

@JustPlainLucas: Even in first person, I think its feels more resident evil than any game since 4.

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Black_Hand_313

Mmm, some might have seen the first-person view and thought "not Resident Evil enough" though some might have been burned by the last game. The latter's understandable, I wouldn't say Capcom is consistent when it comes to quality.

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That’s awesome, now how about that Resident Evil 2 Remake?

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videogameninja

@kstaggs3: I know it's a long shot but I'm reaaaaallllyy hoping we will all be surprised at this year's E3 with some kind of confirmation of RE2 remake. I think if that happened it would be a major talking point from this years festivities.

In regards to Resident evil 7 I'm glad it's doing well (even though it hasn't yet met the sales of previous entries.). There has probably been no other survival horror game that has captured the feel of the old resident evil games other than 7 (honorable mentions to Revelations and The Evil within 1 & 2.) and truthfully (as controversial as this sounds.) I wouldn't be opposed to the 8th Resident Evil title using a similar first person approach as it was done so well in 7.

-ENTER THE SURVIVAL HORROR NINJA APPROVED-

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ibonedyourmom

@kstaggs3: Haven't heard shit in 3 years. Honestly I doubt we'll ever see it.