Resident Evil 7 tops Japan sales charts but pales in comparison to Resident Evil 6

Resident Sleeper

When Resident Evil 6 first released back in 2012, it sold over 634,933 copies in its first week. With Capcom reporting that 2.5 million copies of Resident Evil 7 have shipped worldwide, it seems to be doing just fine for itself. However, only 187,306 of those were sold in Japan thus far, less than a third of the last numbered entry. That was still good enough to land it the top spot in sales this past week, followed by an otome game (granted, a popular one).

Look, I may weaboo enough to learn Japanese and live in Japan, but I’m not so far gone as to spend 5,000-8,000 yen on cheaply made visual novels. Especially not when I can be spending that money on Costco sized packs of bacon and waffles.

Media Create Sales 1/23/17-1/29/17 [4gamer]

Top game sales. Lifetime sales in parentheses.

  1. [PS4] Resident Evil 7 – 187,306 (New)
  2. [PSV] Uta no Prince-Sama: Repeat Love – 29,008 (New)
  3. [3DS] Pokémon Sun &Moon – 20,343 (3,112,620)
  4. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World – 17,869 (57,242)
  5. [PS4] Gravity Rush 2 – 15,798 (90,159)
  6. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki – 13,017 (642,246)
  7. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for 3DS – 12,150 (941,119)
  8. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue – 11,243 (171,798)
  9. [PSV] Danganronpa V3 – 9,734 (101,844)
  10. [PS4] Valkyrie Revolution – 7,411 (45,608)
  11. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (4,990 Yen Edition) – 6,447 (259,321)
  12. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 5,808 (1,096,016)
  13. [3DS] Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon!! – 5,621 (275,348)
  14. [PSV] Valkyrie Revolution – 5,121 (23,339)
  15. [PSV] Sousei no Onmyouji – 4,681 (New)
  16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo – 4,607 (117,404)
  17. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 4,600 (928,231)
  18. [PS4] Danganronpa V3 – 4,342 (52,303)
  19. [3DS] Miitopia – 4,213 (161,160)
  20. [PSV] New Game! The Challenge Stage! – 3,662 (New)

Top console sales. Prior week’s sales in parentheses.

  1. PS4 – 30,778 (26,243)
  2. New 3DS XL – 17,600 (18,229)
  3. Vita – 10,553 (11,521)
  4. PS4 Pro – 9,893 (7,133)
  5. 2DS – 5,806 (6,203)
  6. New 3DS – 1,301 (1,625)
  7. Wii U – 710 (794)
  8. PS3 – 579 (557)
  9. Xbox One – 231 (35)
Cory Arnold
Pretty cool dude in Japan. 6/9/68