Resident Evil 7 has sold 7.9 million copies

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Back in February we reported that Resident Evil 7 was working its way up the list of best-selling Resident Evil games, then sitting at number three behind Resident Evils 5 and 6. Or should that be Residents Evil? I don't know.

Now, according to more recent sales figures from Capcom, it's moved 7.9 million units and pushed ahead of the base versions of the other Resident Evil games. (The numbers would be slightly different if Capcom counted things like Resident Evil 5 Gold and the various ports together, but they're all listed separately for some reason.)

For some perspective, Capcom's number one game is Monster Hunter World at 16.1 million, which is like the sales figures for two Resident Evil games put together. Still, it's interesting that Resident Evil 7, with its infamously slow launch, has built such a long tail compared to games that enjoyed much better opening months. 

Meanwhile, the Resident Evil 2 remake has sold 7.2 million, making it the fourth best-selling of the series by Capcom's ranking and their fifth best-seller overall.

Here's everything we know about Resident Evil Village, the next game in the series.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.