While each game publisher approaches its game sales differently, Capcom has historically been much more transparent than most when it comes to disclosing how well its games and franchises have been performing. The publisher has now updated its list of best-selling games and franchises, revealing some interesting details.
Unlike most game publishers, Capcom keeps a public record of all of its major games and franchises. named its ‘Platinum Titles’ , the publisher publicly discloses sales data on all of its games and franchises which have surpassed 1 million copies sold.
As of the 31st of December 2020, the Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trilogy has now surpassed 1 million copies sold. This pertains specifically to the repackaging of the three classic titles, and not the three separate entries on the DS.
Other notable changes include the fact that Monster Hunter World: Iceborne has sold 600,000 more copies since the last update, bringing total sales for the expansion to 7.2 million copies – a massive achievement.
The Resident Evil 3 Remake has sold a further 600k copies, bringing total sales to 3.6 million. While impressive in its own right, it is a far cry away from the success of Resident Evil 2’s remake, which following a further 300k copies sold, now stands at 7.8 million copies sold in total, making it tied with Resident Evil 5 for the second best selling game in the entire franchise (only behind Resident Evil VII’s 8.5 million copies) and the third best-selling Capcom game of all time.
It will be interesting to see how this list looks following the launch of Resident Evil VIII in May of this year.
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