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Resident Evil the first Capcom franchise to surpass the 100-million-units-sold milestone

Published: 13:52, 12 June 2020
Nemesis from Resident Evil 3.
You'd be mad too if someone replaced your teeth with tiny javelins...

Capcom's Resident Evil franchise has surpassed the 100-million-units-sold milestone. The news comes on the heels of the official announcement of the latest addition - Resident Evil Village.

Capcom announced today that cumulative shipments of their Resident Evil series have exceeded 100 million units worldwide.

The franchise's debut title Resident Evil was released back in 1996 and featured gameplay in which players employ a variety of weapons and different items to escape terrifying situations. 

In the years following the first game's release, Capcom grew the franchise and it even crossed over into Hollywood spawning numerous film adaptations and theme park attraction collaborations.

The Resident Evil franchise has since grown into Capcom's flagship property. In recent years, Capcom has pursued a digital sales strategy, expanding its consumer sections by extending the life of games with flexible pricing strategies in more than 250 different countries and regions. 

Resident Evil Village, Capcom's next Resident Evil tale

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A man with an axe running through a forest in SCUM
Resident Evil Village, I spy with my little eye

The Resident Evil franchise has now become the first Capcom series to surpass the 100-million-units-sold milestone. This came as a result of maintaining a consistent release schedule for new titles, the frequent reimagining of their games and running price promotions for back catalogue titles which coincided with new title launches.

Capcom's announcement said that, in the future, the company will look to further grow the franchise by leveraging its accumulated knowhow to launch games on next-generation platforms. 

This includes the recently announced newest core game in the series, Resident Evil Village, the sequel to the cumulative 7.5-million-unit selling Resident Evil 7 biohazard.

For some juicy rumours regarding Resident Evil: Village, check out Ghost's article from April.

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