Resident Evil Village crosses 5 million copies shipped, faster than the prior game

Resident Evil Village Witches
Resident Evil Village Witches (Image credit: Capcom)

What you need to know

  • Resident Evil Village launched earlier in 2021.
  • The game has crossed 5 million copies shipped faster than its predecessor, the 2017 Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard reached over 10 million copies shipped earlier in 2021.

Resident Evil Village crosses 5 million copies shipped worldwide, faster than the prior game Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Capcom shared on Thursday. Resident Evil Village launched back on May 7, 2021 to critical success and has continued to steadily sell well since, joining the ranks of the best Xbox horror games currently available.

While Resident Evil Village is currently selling faster than its predecessor, it'll be a while before it reaches the top. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard recently crossed 10 million copies sold since its launch in 2017. Meanwhile, Capcom's best-selling game of all time remains Monster Hunter World, which recently reached over 20 million copies sold.

Resident Evil Village is currently available on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, PS4 and PS5. The game supports a free current-generation upgrade, so if you buy it on Xbox One or PS4, you'll get the Xbox Series X|S or PS5 version at no extra cost. Resident Evil Village is a direct sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, with protagonist Ethan Winters trying to find his kidnapped daughter.

Samuel Tolbert
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