Resident Evil 5 still remains the best-selling game of the horror-survival franchise standing with an astonishing 7.4 million copies sold, Capcom announced in a recent press release. Which misses out on the number one top spot secured by Monster Hunter: World at an incredible 11.9 million units.
Originally released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC in 2009, then once again being re-released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Resident Evil 5 managed to land itself the number two spot on Capcom’s financial chart with Resident Evil 6 only slightly behind selling 7.2 million copies sold.
Although Resident Evil 5 was well received its next entry into the franchise, Resident Evil 6, was met with quite the opposite response as fans felt that most of what made Resident Evil great was traded-in for more action-oriented infected. Not only that, the game had a convoluted amount storylines and a heavy focus on action nearing to the CoD era at the time.
Though Capcom has made up for past mistakes, with Resident Evil 7 and the recent Resident Evil 2 Remake receiving an overwhelmingly positive response from fans and garnering the sales to match that respectively. In bringing the franchise back to it’s horror roots, Capcom are once again understanding it’d audience and gaining back the respect it so rightly deserves.
The most recent Resident Evil 2 Remake is out now on PS4, Xbox One & PC.