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Resident Evil 6 Ships 4.5 Million Copies Worldwide


Capcom have shipped 4.5 million copies of Resident Evil 6 worldwide, the company announced this evening. That figure marks the highest initial shipment ever for a Capcom game.


For comparison, when Capcom released Resident Evil 5 in March 2009, they shipped “more than 4 million copies” at launch, worldwide. Then, in June 2009, they announced that they had shipped 5 million copies of Resident Evil 5. To date, the game has sold over 5.8 million copies on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.


Capcom have high expectations of Resident Evil 6, too. The company hopes to sell 7 million copies of the survival-horror game by March 31st, 2013.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.