After months of anticipation, Resident Evil Village finally launched last Friday and for the most part, it's gone down pretty well. Marking the 10th main entry in Capcom's long-running survival horror franchise, it earned a solid 4.5/5 rating from us, and players are pretty taken with it too.
On the PC side, Village has become Resident Evil's most successful Steam launch yet. As reported by SteamDB, during the first 24 hours after landing on Steam, it reached 101,726 concurrent players.
Resident Evil Village Had The Series' Most Successful Steam Launch
As a result, it's now beaten Resident Evil Remake, which previously held the record at 74,277 users. Resident Evil 3 Remake wasn't far behind that at 60,293, while Resident Evil 7: Biohazard was much further back with 20,449. Otherwise, Resident Evil 6 is next at just 11.879 concurrent players.
It follows news that Capcom posted record profits for the previous financial year, something partially attributed to back catalogue sales of prior Resident Evil games. We're still waiting to see how Village performed on Xbox and PlayStation platforms, but this is certainly a promising start.