Capcom has a nice little section of their website where they showcase all titles they’ve released that are certified platinum. That is to say, all titles that have reached over a million sales are all catalogued, along with their figures.
As of their last financial report, Resident Evil 7 holds the 2nd place spot, compared against every single title the company has ever released.
They hold this place with 7.9 million units sold over its lifetime thus far, losing only to Monster Hunter World (which has a massive 16.1 million units sold).
This makes Resident Evil 7 the best-selling entry into the franchise, followed closely behind by Resident Evil 5 (7.7M) and Resident Evil 6 (7.6M). Resident Evil 2 is also not far behind at an incredible 7.2 million far exceeding the 4.96 million sales of the original PlayStation version. However, the Resident Evil 3 remake has moved 2.7 million copies but is still in the shadows of the original’s 3.5 million units.
The Resident Evil 2 2019 remake continues to do very well, too, selling 7.2 million units–well above 4.96 million sales of the original PlayStation version. The Resident Evil 3 remake has sold 2.7 million to date, trailing the 3.5 million it sold on the original PlayStation.
Best selling Resident Evil… but here’s the catch
However, there’s a bit of a catch here: Resident Evil 7 is the best-seller for Resident Evil… if and only if you separate the different versions and ports of previous titles.
For example, Resident Evil 5‘s 7.7 million gains an additional 1.8 million units of you include the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version and an additional 2.3 million with the Gold Edition added, putting it at 11.8 million units moved. On this list, however, those versions are split, catalogued as disparate entries.
That being said, having Resident Evil not only dominate 5 of the Top 10 slots in their library is nothing to scoff at. Monster Hunter World may have the lead spot, but it’s pretty clear what franchise is at the forefront of Capcom’s empire.
Long love the undead king, baby.