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Resident Evil 7 is a hit with 2.5 million copies shipped in first week

by Ron Duwell | January 30, 2017January 30, 2017 10:30 am PST

Capcom is pleased with the direction that Resident Evil has taken with Resident Evil 7, and so are the fans, apparently. After being on the market for only a week, Resident Evil 7 is enjoying unilateral success again with 2.5 million copies shipped worldwide.

Capcom was sure to sing praises on the game, but it strangely focused on the graphics engine as the reason for its success.

…with the new RE ENGINE, a proprietary game engine developed in-house for this title, Capcom has pushed hardware specifications to their limits

As a result, the title garnered attention worldwide, with the demo version exceeding 7.15 million downloads — a record for the series — and the game selling more than 2.5 million units.

Wait a second! The marketing for this game was excellent, and the brand name is one of the most recognizable in gaming. Sure, the engine is pretty, but I don’t think it’s the reason the game sold so well. Looks like someone is looking to outsource a bit, huh?

Still haven’t taken up residency

While many of my friends and colleagues have taken their first steps into this latest game from the legendary series, I’m still lurking on the outside. Don’t be silly, I’m not scared! I’m just… waiting for the right moment… and stuff.

Whatever, shut up!

Resident Evil 7 is available now for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...