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‘Resident Evil 5’ Has Become Capcom’s Best Selling Game

Capcom has updated their list of best-selling games — the titles that have surpassed a million sales — and Resident Evil 5, the follow-up to one of the greatest horror games of all time, is now officially their most successful game ever. Much of this success can undoubtedly be attributed to the iconic status of its predecessor, but it was also a pretty fantastic game in its own right, even if it did take the series further from its roots in survival horror.

You can see the full list of titles here. With a library of million+ selling games, there’s no arguing the effect Capcom has had on the games industry, even if their latest efforts haven’t been as praised.

Also, if you scroll down the list you’ll see Resident Evil: Revelations, which barely made the cut at an even million. Let’s give that game a boost!

“In the home video game market, sales of more than one million units is the generally accepted standard for a major hit,” reads a statement from the company. “Since Capcom’s inception, we have created many of these titles, including Street Fighter and Resident Evil. With more than 60 titles that have sold more than one million units, Capcom stands alone in the video game industry.”

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  • doomas10

    Not surprised here. Although RE5 dropped the ball a bit – the inspired cut scenes with more Wesker being a total badass, an interesting setting – Africa!!!! – and some truly freaky enemies – executioner anyone? – boosted it a lot. Also, I think it was one of the major (horror) franchises/titles to utilize to what I call, COD formula. Lots of explosions, invisible characters and more mainstream approach. Having said that, it is not an awful game. It has some good parts but RE6 was literally terrible.

  • Kwonkicker

    I didn’t like 5 overall, simply because much of the gameplay mechanics killed it for me. I always had ridiculously retarded AI, the game froze on me a lot and other issues with that. The story and development however, was solid and absolutely superb. I am very excited about what 7 will dish out.

    Oh and am I the only one that didn’t enjoy Revelations? I had more fun playing the Outbreak files than that.

  • VictorCrowley

    “With more than 60 titles that have sold more than one million units, Capcom stands alone in the video game industry.”

    GTA5 has already sold half of that combined list by itself. If Capcom stands alone, Rockstar is soaring in the stars.

    • Ultrazilla

      You’re missing their point.

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