11 May 2021 10:53 AM +00:00

Resident Evil Village Shipped Over 3 Million Copies Worldwide

It's fair to say that Resident Evil Village has gone down exceptionally well with players. Having launched last Friday, it soon became Capcom's most successful Steam launch for the survival horror franchise, reaching 101,726 concurrent players. Now, we've got a wider look at how it performed elsewhere.

As reported by the UK's GfK Chart-Track physical games chart, Resident Evil Village comfortably took No.1 spot in this week's UK boxed charts, pushing New Pokémon Snap down into second place. It's a 40% drop from Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, but keep in mind that specific figure doesn't factor in digital sales.

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Resident Evil Village Shipped Over 3 Million Copies

As part of this, head of GamesIndustry.biz Christopher Dring confirmed it's become the "second biggest launch of the year so far behind [Super] Mario 3D World", taking 49% of sales on PS5. At a similar time, Capcom revealed that - between physical and digital - Village reached a combined total of 3 million sales, advising total Resident Evil sales since 1996 "now exceed 100 million units".

It's not all good news in the charts for PS5 though, as Returnal dropped from No.2 to No.15, witnessing an 84% drop in sales. Otherwise, FIFA 21 came in at No.3 - up three places from last week - and Grand Theft Auto 5 retained it's position at No.8, as did Black Ops Cold War at No.10. You can find the full stats here.