Resident Evil Village Fastest Game in the Series to Hit 10 Million Sold

Resident Evil Village has sold over 10 million copies since going on sale in May 2021, Capcom has announced.

The game hit the impressive sales milestone three years after release, making it the fastest Resident Evil game to hit 10 million so far.

Like its predecessor, Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil Village uses a first-person perspective but with the option for a third-person perspective. Protagonist Ethan Winters explores a European village while going up against werewolf-like Lycans in more action-oriented gameplay. Village’s success was in part fueled by the breakout popularity of character Lady Dimitrescu, who Capcom leaned into for marketing. IGN’s Resident Evil Village review returned an 8/10. We said: “Resident Evil Village is a genuinely engrossing and increasingly combat-heavy continuation of the Ethan Winters story.”

Sales were boosted by the release of Resident Evil Village Gold Edition, which includes the main game and additional story content, and expanded support for devices such as iPhone 15 Pro, Capcom said. Village sells approximately two million copies each year even now, helping it to become the fastest to 10 million in the series.

Village is the third best-selling Resident Evil game of all time, behind only the Resident Evil 2 remake (13.90 million) and Resident Evil 7 biohazard (13.30 million). Total Resident Evil franchise sales are now 157 million units.

Thoughts have now turned to what’s next in the Resident Evil franchise. IGN understands recent reports of Zero and Code Veronica remakes being in development are accurate. The inevitable follow-up to Resident Evil Village, called Resident Evil 9 by the community ahead of an announcement, is also waiting in the wings.

Wesley is the UK News Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can reach Wesley at wesley_yinpoole@ign.com or confidentially at wyp100@proton.me.

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