Resident Evil 7: Biohazard still shipping one million copies a year


The Baker Family are still raising hell

In 2017, Capcom redefined its flagship survival horror series with the launch of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Daubed in miserable sepia tones, sporting a new first-person viewpoint, and powered by a brand new engine, the southern gothic sequel helped reinvent the franchise - offering a fresh style from both a visual and gameplay standpoint, while retaining the tense atmosphere, hair-raising action, and intricate lore of entries' past.

And it appears that the grim and horrible experience of protagonist Ethan Winters is still fueling fans' nightmares to this day. In a new interview with Games Industry.biz, Capcom's European COO Stuart Turner revealed that the now almost four-year-old sequel still ships around one million copies on an annual basis, with an estimated 8.5 million copies in total sales. Turner notes this with a simple-but-effective marketing credo that "quality sells and keeps selling for many, many years."

Since the release of Resident Evil 7, Capcom has seen its fortunes turn around with a string of excellent releases. These include PlayStation remakes Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3, kinetic sequel Devil May Cry V, and the company's best-selling release of all-time, Monster Hunter: World. Still, it seems that the exploits of The Baker Family continue to horrify new players each and every year - and with the title coming to the Stadia platform next month, their reign of terror remains far from over.

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