This week has already brought us a success story for Capcom’s latest horror experience, Resident Evil 7 biohazard, and today news has arrived regarding sales overseas. In Japan, the PlayStation 4 version of Resident Evil 7 biohazard has rocketed to the top of the charts, outselling second place by a ratio of more than 6:1.
Resident Evil 7 biohazard launched on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, with the PlayStation 4 edition of the videogame fully playable with PlayStation VR. It comes as no surprise that it’s the PlayStation 4 edition of the videogame that is being most warmly received in Japan; a region where Microsoft has continually failed to gain traction in the console market despite nearly two decades of trying.
The previous report that more than 88,000 players had connected to PlayStation Network and played Resident Evil 7 biohazard in virtual reality (VR) with PlayStation VR come as something of a surprise, given the high demand for the head-mounted display (HMD) and general unavailability at retail, however today’s news that the videogame has sold 187,306 units in Japan – a region in which the Resident Evil franchise remains massively popular – puts that number into perspective.
The Japanese sales figures were published by Media Create, a Japanese company that gathers and analyses data from the digital entertainment industry. According to publisher Capcom, 929,030 users have played Resident Evil 7 biohazard while connected to an online service. This includes all three formats, making that figure of VR players even more impressive.
Resident Evil 7 biohazard is likely to continue the trend of success, especially given that many reports here in the UK suggest that demand for the videogame is significantly outstripping supply. VRFocus will of course continue to keep you updated with all the latest details on Resident Evil 7 biohazard and other VR titles from Capcom.