Resident Evil 7 nearing 7M in total sales, has over 1M VR players

Resident Evil 7 sales

While there’s a lot of talk going on about Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 at the moment, we shouldn’t forget about Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. The revolutionary sequel has stood out in Capcom’s library since its release, and become a huge seller. The publisher revealed in a new sales report that the sequel has now reached 6.8 million sales overall. That’s just over the 6.6 million it reported back in August, meaning there’s still interest in the horror hit. While that does leave it short behind Resident Evil 6’s 7.4 million, that’s still not a bad number at all. The number of VR players in particular is impressive.

How many people play Resident Evil 7 in VR?

While most players have enjoyed Resident Evil 7 in a traditional manner, it’s also available to play in VR. In fact, several of them prefer it that way. Capcom confirmed that around 16 percent of the game’s overall players have chosen to play it in that mode. That’s over a million folks, making this one of the most popular virtual reality experiences in some time.

Resident Evil 7 looks like a “one and done” effort on the VR front at the moment. Resident Evil 2 doesn’t utilize this technology in any way, and it doesn’t appear that Resident Evil 3 will follow suit. Still, it’s good to have the experience on hand — well, for those that can stomach it, anyway. Knowing the game’s first-person visceral nature, it can be a lot to take in.

That said, the VR mode is still limited to PlayStation VR at the moment. There’s always a possibility that it could come to the PC version down the road, given the popularity of the medium. But for now, those that want to tackle it will have to go down the console path.

At the very least, Resident Evil 7 still remains highly playable in regular mode on PC. So if you haven’t experienced it yet, you can get the game on Steam (currently 50% off).

Hat tip to Road to VR for the details!