The series has collectively sold 95 million units worldwide.
Capcom recently announced that Resident Evil 2, the highly acclaimed remake that came out just a little over a year ago, had sold 5.8 million units in 2019 alone (1.1 million of which were sold in the last quarter of the year). The success, of course, is well-deserved, but it also represents a healthy growth on the commercial side of things for the resurgent survival horror franchise.
As pointed out on Twitter by Niko Partners senior analyst Daniel Ahmad, Resident Evil 2 is outpacing the sales of Resident Evil 7. Though the latter currently stands at 7 million units, it took it nearly two years to cross sales of 6 million, and Resident Evil 2 is almost there in less than a year. Given that the the delivered two great games back-to-back, the momentum from Resident Evil 7’s success is sure to have given a big boost to Resident Evil 2. That should spell good things for the upcoming Resident Evil 3.
Meanwhile, the Resident Evil series as a whole has now sold a total of 95 million units.
Not too long ago, Capcom openly said that the success of Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5 had resulted in them shifting their focus to more similar remakes and franchise revivals. The first of those, the Resident Evil 3 remake, is out for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on April 3.
Worth noting that RE2 is selling faster than RE7 in the same timeframe.
In the last quarter (Sep-Dec 2019), Capcom sold in 1.1m units of the game, taking the total from 4.7m to 5.8m.
The Resident Evil franchise has now topped 95 million units total. pic.twitter.com/TFiOVwEseE
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 13, 2020