The Resident Evil series made a huge shift early last year, with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard bringing the series back to its survival horror roots. The game was well-received at launch, and sales for the game haven’t been too shabby, either. Now we’ve received a sales update on the game, revealing that the game is closing in on 5 million copies.
Capcom has revealed in its latest financial results that Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has topped 4.8 million units. This is up around 700,000 copies since their last financial earnings report, which was in November. This is great news to hear, as the game is fantastic and strong sales means that we’re more likely to see a continuation of this new shift in the future.
It’s going to be interesting to see where the developer takes things with the next installment in the series, which is apparently already in development. However, it’s much more likely that we’ll be getting the Resident Evil 2 Remake first, which Capcom announced back in 2015 and has been quietly working on ever since. The original Resident Evil 2’s 20th anniversary recently passed, and despite many expecting some kind of announcement from the developer on the remake, it never came.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game most recently received the free Not a Hero and paid End of Zoe DLC, which both released last month. We enjoyed the Not a Hero DLC quite a bit, giving it strong praise in our review.