Resident Evil 7 was a risk as it moved away once again from the formula it was used to, like when Resident Evil 4 moved away from survival horror and turned into the action series that lasted for another 10 years. It sounds like the risk has paid off as the sell in numbers for Resident Evil 7 has already exceeded 2.5 million worldwide. This also means that the franchise has hit a total number of 75 million units worldwide since the release of the original Resident Evil in 1996.
Demo numbers were also strong, with over 7 million players downloading the demo across PS4, Xbox One and PC. Capcom should be happy with all these numbers, and are anticipating a cumulative total of 4 million units being shipped by March 31st 2017.
With those strong starting numbers, Capcom will not only reach the planned 4 million, they will most likely exceed those numbers with the strong reaction to the game by critics as well as the popularity of the title.