Resident Evil 7 Ships 4 Million Copies Worldwide (At 500K/2M FY goal by March 2018)

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http://residentevil7.com/uk/index.html#_dlc

The official site just updated with the news. Looks like it'll be in their next financial report. Not counting different SKUs. This puts it as the 6th best selling RE title
Resident EVil 5 - 9.5 million
Resident Evil 6 - 8 million
Resident Evil 4 - 5.9 million
Resident Evil/Resident Evil:Director's Cut - 5.08 million
Resident Evil 2 - 4.96 million
Resident Evil 7 - 4+ million


So the game has finally made it's expectations. Even if it was a bit behind in terms of expected dates. It'll be interesting to see if it can reach the 5 million by next year that they expect with the Gold Edition.

Looks like the legs on Consoles have been far better than those on PC. Congrats to Capcom.

Source: http://www.biohaze.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8740&start=80

As a quick update:

1.) 4 million was the original fiscal year goal. They hit 3.5 million that year instead.

2.) Their goal for this fiscal year is 2 million by March 2018, so they're 1/4th of the way there.
 
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As a quick update:

1.) 4 million was the original fiscal year goal. They hit 3.5 million that year instead.

2.) Their goal for this fiscal year is 2 million by March 2018, so they're 1/4th of the way there.
I was going to say I remember their goal wasn't just to reach 4 million.
 
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I bought it over the weekend and started playing last night, couldn't put it down, the pacing is near perfect at times. I love it although I admit I'm not a big first person fan. The only thing I would of liked to have seen put in for this game would of been a late 70s/early 80s John Carpenter style score.
 

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I actually think they will make the 2 million goal. It does have the benefit of the Gold Edition releasing, but also a free content expansion for everyone in December.

To be seen, but I'm pretty sure RE7's sales will have legs... Partially since every Resident Evil game has legs, but more so RE7 really struck some good word of mouth to help it spread (which I also back the good word of mouth, personally loved RE7) A lot of people holding out are going to find it's a pretty damn good game, now flawless and if they do a sequel in the same style I can definitely see some ways it could be even better, but it in my opinion was an incredibly successful experiment, and the positive word of mouth from peeps should help it along).
I think it'll depend. December is kinda no man's land. So I wonder why they're pushing both Okami and RE7:Gold during that time.
 
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I mean, they made their money from 4 million copies if they shipped 4 million copies. Obviously they would rather 4 million sold to consumers, but they've still 'sold' 4 million units. Many companies only report shipped numbers.
The main question is what price they get on them, since if they don't move off shelves, they do have to give rebates in the West between the price stores bought it at and the price they sold it at (while protecting retail margins).

That said, I don't think they'll have a huge issue moving the 4 million units they shipped. It's the expanded shipment goal that looks harder to hit.
 
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As a quick update:

1.) 4 million was the original fiscal year goal. They hit 3.5 million that year instead.

2.) Their goal for this fiscal year is 2 million by March 2018, so they're 1/4th of the way there.
Holiday sales at $20 for vanilla version should help move some units but they got a ways to go.
 

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Nice.

I'm starting my third playthrough tonight. Looking forward to the DLC as well.

I'm still hopeful for another revelations game, but as for the main series I'd be OK with first or third person.
 
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not enough, more people need to buy this masterpiece

we have been waiting longer than a decade for Resident evil to truly come back to it's roots, and when it finally happened, it didn't sell well, that's horrible news for TRUE fans of the series
 

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4 Million units is very good when you think on the likely budget this title was. I can see this reaching 6 million by the end of 2018 and not the first half. I don't see why Capcom should be disappointed with the net revenue they will get out of this title?
 
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not enough, more people need to buy this masterpiece

we have been waiting longer than a decade for Resident evil to truly come back to it's roots, and when it finally happened, it didn't sell well, that's horrible news for TRUE fans of the series
Relax, it sold really well for a non big, loud, dumb action game with CO OP.

The ramifications here will be that Capcom will probably branch the series in two with lower budget horror games on one side (Like RE7) and action games on another.

Everybody is happy that way.
 
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not enough, more people need to buy this masterpiece

we have been waiting longer than a decade for Resident evil to truly come back to it's roots, and when it finally happened, it didn't sell well, that's horrible news for TRUE fans of the series
It's a sobering reminder that people who want things like this (and I am that person) are in the minority.