Courtesy of Twitter user @GearoidReidy, shipment numbers for the latest entry in the survival-horror franchise Resident Evil have been revealed.
Resident Evil 7 shipment numbers have put the chills up Capcom investors – shares continue to drop today pic.twitter.com/PIMHjBQx5W
— Gearoid Reidy (@GearoidReidy) January 30, 2017
Reidy points out that the shares for Capcom have been dropping rapidly throughout the day following this announcement. This is considerably disappointing for the series as Resident Evil 5 initially shipped around 4 million units, and Resident Evil 6 went over 4.5 million units in its first week.
Keep in mind, this isn’t any sort of omen that the title is doing poorly. In the UK, Resident Evil 7 is on the top of the weekly sale’s charts above GTA and Call of Duty. Globally, the title has sold over 200,000 digital copies on Steam alone. Even internally at Capcom, they’re stating that the entry is having a “solid start” and has pushed the entire series to a total of 75 million sales.
One more thing to note of course, is the fact that January releases don’t typically sell well compared to other months. Which is why most video game publishers don’t release their games a month after the biggest holiday season. This month however has been different than most, as it might’ve been the best in the history of gaming.