Resident Evil Village sales have topped 8 million around the world, developer and publisher Capcom has revealed. Since the game is the eighth mainline installment in the Resident Evil series, that number is particularly appropriate, and it's also pretty impressive, so Capcom should be doubly pleased.
In a tweet on the official Resident Evil Twitter account, Capcom thanks Resident Evil fans for their "bravery, tenacity, and ability to outrun tall ladies", a reference to the game's breakout character Lady Dimitrescu. Indeed, the tweet is also accompanied by a GIF of the lady herself extending her claws and looking particularly pleased with her catch, which is, of course, you.
Of course, Resident Evil Village isn't the only strong performer when it comes to franchise sales. The recent Resident Evil 4 remake topped 4 million sales within just a couple of weeks, and the VR version of the original game quickly became the fastest-selling Meta Quest 2 title shortly after its launch as well.
Resident Evil Village was originally released in May 2021. It's the eighth main installment of the Resident Evil series, and it's also a direct sequel to Resident Evil 7, once again following Ethan Winters as he delves into a horrifying nightmare to protect his family. This time, though, he's looking for his daughter, who has been taken by the village's residents for nefarious purposes.
Village takes inspiration from the aforementioned Resident Evil 4 in many regards; it's got that game's attache case-style inventory system, as well as more intelligent enemies who will attempt to flank you or use other more advanced tactics. It's also got a merchant who'll sell you new weapons and upgrades, as well as typewriters for saving, a Resident Evil staple (which was absent in Resident Evil 7).
You can play Resident Evil Village right now on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox, as well as on Nintendo Switch in cloud form (and on PlayStation VR2 if you really want to terrify yourself). You can also take a look at our guides for the game below if you're stuck on a particular puzzle or need some help getting started.