Resident Evil & Monster Hunter still dominate Capcom’s best-sellers list

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Capcom has updated its “Platinum List” depicting the veteran studio’s best-selling title titles of all time — And despite several position swaps, the list’s Top 20 remains completely dominated by two of the publisher’s most consistent and loved franchises: Resident Evil and Monster Hunter.

Various entries in the premier survival horror franchise take up a total of seven slots in the Top 20, spearheaded by 2017’s Resident Evil 7: Biohazard at No.3, 2019’s Resident Evil 2 at No.4, and 2009’s Resident Evil 5 at No.6. The series’ most recent entry, 2021’s Resident Evil Village, sits at No.8 with an impressive 7.4 million total sales.

For a franchise once considered niche, there’s no denying Monster Hunter‘s incredible success. The fantasy franchise takes up an amazing nine slots in the Top 20, almost half of the entire premier league. 2021’s Monster Hunter Rise sits proudly at No.2, while Monster Hunter World: Iceborne rocks 10 million sales at No.5. Of course, 2018’s incredibly successful Monster Hunter World sits at No.1 with a still bewildering 18.6 million sales, cementing its position as the best-selling Capcom release of all time.

2023 will see the release of several new Capcom releases, with the highly anticipated Resident Evil 4 and Street Fighter 6 both expected to deliver sales gold for the publisher. Both of these titles have the potential to claim places within the Platinum List in time — with Capcom already expecting the nostalgic love for Resident Evil 4 to ensure last-minute success for the fiscal year. Regardless, Capcom is on a roll and It will be interesting to see the lay of the land for the studio as Gen 9 continues.

The Top 20 of Capcom’s Platinum Titles list is as follows:

1. Monster Hunter: World (2018) 18.6m

2. Monster Hunter Rise (2021) 11.7m

3. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017) 11.7m

4. Resident Evil 2 (2019) 11.2m

5. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (2019) 10m

6. Resident Evil 5 (2009) 8.6m

7. Resident Evil 6 (2012) 8.6m

8. Resident Evil Village (2021) 7.4m

9. Street Fighter V (2016) 7.0m

10. Devil May Cry V (2019) 6.5m

11. Resident Evil 3 (2020) 4.6m

12. Street Fighter II (1992) 6.3m

13. Resident Evil 2 (1998) 4.96m

14. Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (2022) 4.9m

15. Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (2010) 4.9m

16. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (2017) 4.3m

17. Monster Hunter Generations (2015) 4.3m

18. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (2014) 4.2m

19. Monster Hunter 4 (2013) 4.1m

20. Street Fighter II Turbo (1993) 4.1m

Chris Moyse
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