Resident Evil 4 Tops 5 Million Units Sold amid Rumors of RE9’s 2025 Release

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Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 4 has sold over 5 million units worldwide since its release on March 23, 2023, for the Windows PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S platforms. The new milestone comes a day after rumors of Resident Evil 9 began surfacing online, which, if Dusk Golem is to be believed, will be released by Capcom in 2025, with a reveal set for next year. RE9 is expected to utilize the RE Engine and stick with the first-person viewpoint that was introduced to the series in 2017’s RE7 Biohazard.

The Resident Evil franchise features survival horror games in which players utilize a variety of weapons and other items to escape terrifying situations. Cumulative sales of the games in the series now exceed 142 million units* since the first title debuted in 1996. Now, more than 27 years later, continuous support from the passionate fan base across the globe makes it Capcom’s flagship game series.

Resident Evil 4 is a remake of the original 2005 title. In addition to reworking the story and modernizing the game feel, the 2023 release provides both fans of the series and newcomers alike with a fresh gameplay experience, featuring highly immersive visuals powered by the cutting-edge graphics technology of Capcom’s proprietary RE ENGINE. Sales of Resident Evil 4 grew following a highly positive reception from customers as well as with the release of The Mercenaries, free additional downloadable content, driving worldwide sales over 5 million units. Further, Capcom looks to continue expanding sales with the upcoming release of Resident Evil 4 VR Mode, free downloadable content compatible with PlayStation®VR2.

Capcom remains firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all stakeholders by leveraging its industry-leading game development capabilities in order to create highly entertaining gameplay experiences.

*As of March 31, 2023

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