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The ‘Resident Evil’ series has sold over 100 million copies

just reached a major milestone for itself and the survival horror genre: the developer has sold (via PC Gamer) over 100 million copies of games since the franchise kicked off in 1996. It didn’t break down the sales by series, but it noted that RE7 by itself sold 7.5 million units. Evil 3 sold 2 million copies in its first five days.

The company chalked up the success to a few factors, most notably a “consistent schedule” for new games. That is, it hasn’t let the franchise stay dormant for long — while that isn’t as good as Capcom claims (don’t ask about stinkers like Operation Racoon City), it does mean the series has stayed in the limelight virtually since launch.

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