Since its release on January 24, 2016, Resident Evil 7 has sold 2.5 million copies. The feedback from the series' fanbase has been widely positive as players and critics alike praise the game as a return to the horror that established the brand in its early days. Unfortunately, it appears that this critical success does not extend to the confidence of Capcom's shareholders.
Capcom Shares Fall Despite The Positive Reception Of 'Resident Evil 7'
According to a tweet thread from industry analyst, Daniel Ahmad, Capcom sold 4.5 million copies of the critically panned Resident Evil 6 just after its launch in 2012. Not bad for a terrible game... But, if the current shipment numbers are to be believed, it doesn't look like #ResidentEvil7 will be nearly as successful.
In comparison, Resident Evil 5 continues to be Capcom's most successful release at 7.1 million units sold. It's clear that Resident Evil 7 had some large boots to fill from the start, and it may never grow to fit them! A shame really when you consider the worth of this #horror title in comparison with its predecessors.
Yet despite the negative turnout in the shares department, Capcom recently projected a sale of 4 million units for Resident Evil 7. With 2.5 million units out in only a week, the company may not be too far off from that goal.
If it's anything to go by, the demo for Resident Evil 7 was downloaded more than 7 million times. But of course, you ain't gotta pay for that one. Yet while things don't look great right now, the interest has been and is most likely still there for RE7. The game is also still growing—its DLC cycle has already begun and there are more chapters set up for release in the coming months. We'll just have to see how it all shakes out!
In the meantime, get your hands on the first volume of the Banned Footage DLC available as a #PS4 exclusive from today. #XboxOne players will be able to access both Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 of the DLC on February 21.
Do you think Capcom can pull through this rough patch?