Resident Evil Village is shipping units like crazy. According to Capcom, more than three million units have already been sold. Rather hilarious after all the “tall vampire” memes prior to launch.
Here’s what Capcom had to say about Resident Evil Village being all that and a bag of chips in a press release, which I assume they sent out to humble brag.
Resident Evil Village Ships Over 3 Million Units Globally!
Representing the eighth main entry in the series, the new Resident Evil Village is the sequel to Resident Evil 7 biohazard (which has gone on to ship a cumulative 8.5 million units as of December 31, 2020) and features a higher degree of action and even more expansive, highly-engaging gameplay. In the game, players take on the role of protagonist Ethan Winters as they delve into a new kind of survival horror set in a mysterious, icy village. Built with Capcom’s proprietary RE ENGINE, the game maximizes the potential of next-generation devices to deliver stunning, photorealistic visuals while utilizing cutting-edge audio technology.
If you want, you can read the entire release here; though it reads more like propaganda than anything with substance.
Resident Evil Village has received mostly positive reviews since its release. While there are some contrarians out there who are somehow confused by the tall vampire lady or something, most places that review games from a 0-10 score, have the game somewhere in the 8-ish range. The same idea for those outlets that do the 0-100 score, as they tend to end up in the mid-80s.
Nonetheless, the storied franchise appears to be thriving after taking a hard pivot in the Biohazard. Only time will tell how fondly Resident Evil Village is remembered as time goes on. At the end of the day, though, Capcom must be a happy group today. Compared to, you know, unhappy folk out there.