Resident Evil games are a big deal. People love them! Especially in Japan. Let's see how the latest release did in its first week on sale in the country.
Resident Evil 7 launched on January 26, and for the week between January 23 and January 29, it came in first in the Japanese sales charts, with the game's PS4 release selling 187,306 copies.
While this data was published by Japanese game site 4Gamer, it comes from the highly respected sales-tracker Media Create. The Xbox One version did not make the sales chart's top 20, and thus 4Gamer was unable to post those sales numbers.
So, first place! This is good, right? Well...
As Kotaku reported in 2012, the PlayStation 3 version of RE6 sold 634,933 and 92,921 in its first two weeks of sale, for a total of 727,854 copies sold. In comparison, 2009's Resident Evil 5 moved 319,000 copies in its first week and 61,483 in its second for a total of 380,483.
Meaning, unless Resident Evil 7 has a big second week, it will be underperforming. Stay tuned.