According to Capcom’s latest financial results sales of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard have reached 4.8 million copies. These figures include sales for the recently released Resident Evil: 7 Biohazard Gold Edition.
Capcom last reported the sales of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard to be at 4.1 million copies in November 2017. That means that 700,000 copies have been sold in the three months since, hardly surprising considering that time period includes the holiday season, when sales for the industry are at their highest for the year.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard launched in March 2017 to critical acclaim, receiving high scores from press outlets who praised it as the revival of the Resident Evil franchise. The game takes place in a secluded house in the swamps of Louisiana, where the protagonist goes to try to track down his wife, who has been missing for the last three years.
Over the course of 2017 Capcom continued to release fresh content for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, each adding a little more gameplay and story in the lead up to the release of the major paid expansion later in the year. Both of these releases, Banned Footage Volumes 1 and 2, focussed on the time period before the core game.
Finally, Resident Evil 7: Not a Hero and The End of Zoe released in December 2017. Alongside the premium DLC release Capcom launched Resident Evil 7: Gold Edition, which includes the base game and all released DLC including the new expansions. While Not A Hero keeps to the base game’s story with a new protagonist the End Of Zoe takes players down one possible ending in the role of a completely unseen character until now.
The new expansions and the Gold Edition no doubt helped raise the sales of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and help it meet this new milestone, so close to 5 million copies sold.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard isn’t the only title selling well for Capcom. The financial results also reported that Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite has sold 1 million units since it launched in September last year.