Resident Evil 7 biohazard Surpasses 7 Million Units, 16% are VR Players
For those that have wanted to know what Capcom’s most popular videogames are, the company has just released a full list of its Platinum Titles – those that have sold more than one million units. To no surprise, the Resident Evil franchise dominates the top 10 with five entries, three of which are in the top five and that includes the most recent entry Resident Evil 7 biohazard.
Coming from sales figures as of 31st December 2019, the PlayStation VR compatible Resident Evil 7 biohazard has sold 7 million units since its launch in 2017 across both physical and digital copies for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC. Beating both versions of Resident Evil 2 (1998 & 2019) but behind Resident Evil 6 (7.4 million) and Resident Evil 5 (7.6 million).
As the only VR compatible version in the franchise, over on Capcom’s official Resident Evil 7 biohazard website currently available stats put the players who have enabled the in-game data transmission option at just over 4.9 million. Of this 833,632 have used PlayStation VR at some point, helping up the scare factor of this survival horror. This sees just under 17% of players having tried the VR version which isn’t too bad considering all the platforms the videogame is available on.
This does make VRFocus wonder what the figure would be like if the PC version had VR compatibility, allowing Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality owners the chance to play the PlayStation VR exclusive. As was previously reported when the title launched, the VR exclusivity was only supposed to last 12 months yet never materialised for PC VR.
Resident Evil 7 biohazard has always been one of those PlayStation VR titles VRFocus would recommend, especially for horror fans, saying in its review: “Resident Evil VII biohazard is a definite return to form for the Resident Evil series, and still holds up extremely well despite being one of the earlier titles on the PSVR. Those who get motion sick might face some trouble, but for fans of survival horror, it is an absolute must.”
Due to the age of Resident Evil 7 biohazard the title is now part of the PlayStation Hits category, retailing for £15.99 GBP on the store – or wait for a sale to get it even cheaper. For further Capcom VR updates, keep reading VRFocus.