Capcom’s fiscal yr report for 2022 has been revealed, and divulges that Resident Evil Village has continued its success as the fastest-selling Resident Evil game thus far. The report names this previous yr as the most worthwhile in Capcom’s historical past, thanks partially to Resident Evil 8 shifting 6.1 million copies in its first eleven months on sale.
The newest entry in Capcom’s survival horror game collection, which was named Steam’s greatest game of 2021 in a consumer vote, managed to high gross sales of 2019’s Resident Evil 2 remake in its first two months. Having now offered 6.1 million copies since its launch in May 2021, the spooky FPS game is closing in on RE2’s reported 9.3 million gross sales thus far and predecessor Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’s determine of 10.6 million.
Were it to high each of these, solely Monster Hunter: World (17.8 million) would sit above it as the studio’s best-selling game of all time – though it’s price noting that this statistic is for particular person releases and doesn’t embody the mixed gross sales totals of all the numerous releases and re-releases of Resident Evil 4 (over 10 mil), RE5 (over 13 mil), and RE6 (over 11 mil).
This wonderful efficiency contributed to what Capcom describes as its most worthwhile yr thus far, with extra game gross sales, DLC gross sales, and revenue than in every other yr in its historical past. This included the January launch of Monster Hunter Rise on PC and spin-off RPG Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, alongside “continued gross sales development” for older titles together with Village’s precursor Resident Evil 7, which offered a powerful 1.8 million copies in the 2021 fiscal yr, and Monster Hunter: World.
Capcom additionally reaffirmed their intent to supply free Resident Evil Village DLC sooner or later. In associated information, Resident Evil 4 VR is getting free The Mercenaries DLC, and has additionally seen a number of updates for Oculus Quest 2 to shine up the survival horror basic’s digital actuality outing.