Capcom has just released some of the latest stats for their more recent games. Obviously we think they’re ridiculous, so we’re going to take a look at them and try to tell you what they mean.
The first game on the list is one of my favourites of this year so far, Resident Evil 3 Remake. As someone who never played the original, I bloody loved this remake, and would play it through again in a heartbeat. It seems as though it also struck a chord with a few other people, because it has sold 2.7 million units so far. In terms of dollars, this is the piece of the most expensive rap video ever made, which you can check out the story of below.
Next we have Monster Hunter World, which has topped 16 million units sold in total. The expansion, Iceborne, has sold 5.8 million units individually, so roughly one third of the people who purchased the base game also purchased the expansion. that’s quite an impressive sell through rate considering that this game franchise was once incredibly niche, and restricted to Japan. All I have for you on this is that 16 million is also the number of people who signed up to Netflix during lockdown. That means that the company earned around £9 per new sign up, so roughly £144 million.
Now we move onto totals, which are always ridiculous for Capcom. The Resident Evil franchise has now hit 103 million units sold across all games. That’s as many users of the PlayStation Network as there were in January of this year.
The Monster Hunter franchise has hit 64 million units sold across all games, Mega Man is at 36 million, Street Fighter is at 45 million, Dead rising 14 million, and Devil May Cry at 22 million. Out of all of these, I’m most impressed that so many people are still buying Dead Rising games. Don’t get me wrong, I love them, I just didn’t think anyone else did. I also can’t quite believe how little Devil May Cry has sold compared to Resident Evil, though it is a much more niche franchise.
Capcom only seems to be doing better and better this year. I think this has a lot to do with them doubling down on the franchises players want, not the ones they want. Expect to see a new Dead Rising game poop up soon, I can’t imagine they’ll let a new console generation go by without one.