Capcom has some high hopes for Resident Evil 7.
As reported by Games Industry, Capcom said it wants to see the survival horror title reach 10 million units sold over its lifetime.
From its January debut through the end of the March, it shipped 3.5 million copies – just shy of the 4m Capcom had aimed for over that period.
Even so, the company is happy with the game's sales.
"It is a solid start," Capcom said.
"What is more, the re-releases of Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 for current generation platforms are an example of successfully leveraging our library of assets; and they shipped a total of 2.8 million units during the fiscal year.
"The lifecycle for games is growing longer, driven by ongoing digital sales; as a result, Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 have each sold more than 7.5 to 10 million units cumulatively (including catalogue and re-release sales). As such, we will work to achieve 10 million cumulative lifetime unit sales for Resident Evil 7 as well."
No Resident Evil game has ever sold 10 million. Resident Evil 5 is Capcom's best-selling title ever, but it only sold 7.2 million copies.
Resident Evil 6 is second all-time with 6.8 million copies, and Resident Evil 4's iterations on GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Wii combined to sell 5.9 million copies.
Current-gen re-releases of those games added a million sales to Resident Evil 6's total, while 4 and 5 sold another 900k or so.