Capcom, FromSoftware Post Strong Sales for Flagship Titles
Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and the Dark Souls series have all been doing rather well these days.
By Chris Morse
The latest quarterly sales numbers are in for some of our favorite studios and a few key franchises are represented rather well this summer. Starting with Capcom, we have the latest numbers for the most recent installments of the Resident Evil and Devil May Cry franchises, as shown on the company’s updated Platinum Titles page. These numbers are current as of June 30th, 2019.
For starters, the hit remake of Resident Evil 2 is slowly approaching the sales count of the game it successfully reimagined, which sold 4.96 million units since January 1998. The remake is now up to 4.5 million units sold less than six months after its release. As for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, that title is now up to 6.6 million units sold since its release back in early 2017, still short of the franchise’s previous two numbered installments.
As for the Devil May Cry series, Devil May Cry 5 is still steadily making the climb to surpass the fourth numbered game, which sold 3 million units since January 2008, after selling 2.5 million units of its own since March. It appears that both of these franchises are in a great position to pass those milestones, so that is definitely something to follow over the next year or so.
In related news, FromSoftware has also shared some very strong numbers for its own titles in its latest financial report. This year’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, an all-new IP from the studio, has reached 4 million units shipped worldwide. Additionally, the company announced that the Dark Souls franchise has accumulated an impressive 25 million sales, aided in no small part to the recent remaster of the first game, the Dark Souls Trilogy collection, and the series’ arrival to the Nintendo Switch.
All in all, this has been a great year for great games and the numbers are certainly backing it up. As always, you can keep up to date on all the latest from these franchises by following Dead Entertainment. Stay tuned for more news and updates!