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!

About the Author

Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo

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