Resident Evil is no doubt an influential and incredibly popular series, especially among fans of horror titles. This series features plenty of high-stakes scenarios and close-quarters gameplay that’ll leave you on your toes. That’s not even including the giant monsters, and trust me, Resident Evil has a lot of giant monsters. With so many people in love with the series, you’re likely already aware that it sells well. It seems that with today’s update, Resident Evil Village is no different. Capcom has today announced that Resident Evil Village has officially shipped over five million units!
The team spoke on the achievement in a press release alongside the more recent history. They had this to say:
Resident Evil Village is the sequel to Resident Evil 7 biohazard (which has gone on to ship over 10 million units cumulatively) and once more places players into the role of protagonist Ethan Winters as they venture into a mysterious, snowy village to rescue his daughter. In addition to a providing a sense of scale that outdoes its predecessor, as well as storytelling that rises above the genre of horror games, this title was lauded for featuring a higher degree of action and even more expansive, highly engaging gameplay. Utilizing the company’s proprietary RE ENGINE, which made a simultaneous release on both the new and current generation of consoles possible, the game captivated players with a spectacular play experience featuring stunning, photorealistic visuals and cutting-edge 3D audio. This led worldwide shipments of the game to surpass 5 million units at a quicker pace than its preceding entry in the series.”
This massive milestone is well deserved. I had the pleasure of reviewing the title as my first Resident Evil earlier this year, and this entry easily made me a fan. The story of Ethan Winters and those around him is captivating, with plenty of great horror and battles to go around. I’m genuinely excited to see what the team comes up with for Resident Evil 9, whatever form that may be (hopefully not a molded form).
What are your thoughts on Resident Evil Village shipping over five million units? Do you think it’s deserved? Let me know!