Resident Evil 7 Ships 3 Million Copies, Up From 2.5 Million

Total franchise sales have now reached 76 million copies.

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Capcom's horror game Resident Evil 7 has now shipped 3 million copies worldwide, the publisher announced today. In all, the series has now passed 76 million units shipped worldwide since it debuted in 1996.

Resident Evil 7 launched on January 24. It shipped 2.5 million copies in its launch week. This number is down considerably compared to the previous games in the series. Resident Evil 5 shipped 4 million copies in its first week, with Resident Evil 6 shipping 4.5 million during its first week. Capcom's shares fell after Resident Evil 7 came out, presumably in response to the poor comparison.

Capcom forecasted Resident Evil 7 to sell 4 million copies before the end of its financial year, which ends March 31, 2017. Capcom has not announced a sales number for Resident Evil 7, only a shipment figure. Capcom did not announce a sales number for Resident Evil 7 during its earnings briefing last week.

Also in its news release today, Capcom reiterated that the Resident Evil movie series has now passed $1 billion at the global box office thanks to Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. The Resident Evil series is far and away the highest-grossing video game movie series ever. The Final Chapter is the sixth entry in the franchise.

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