Almost half of Resident Evil Village’s total UK sales were made on PS5.
The news was first reported today by Chris Dring of GamesIndustry.biz, in the tweet which you can see below (and you can head to the full report by GamesIndustry.biz on the charts for more stats from last week).
It’s a staggering stat for Resident Evil Village, considering that the game was released not only on PS5, PC, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S, but also on PS4 and Xbox One, whose install bases far exceed the gen console. Sony.
So Resident Evil Village is the second biggest launch of the year so far behind Mario 3D World. 49% of its sales were on PS5. It’s the third biggest PS5 game launch so far
— Christopher Dring (@Chris_Dring) May 10, 2021
Perhaps it is the PS5 exclusive features for Resident Evil Village that attracted a large number of PS5 players to choose the game. The DualSense controller for Sony’s next-gen console has advanced haptic feedback support and adaptive triggers enabled for Capcom’s latest horror game.
Overall though, Resident Evil Village is the second-biggest game launch overall this year, second only to Nintendo’s Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. However, as Dring further reports, Village’s physical game sales during the launch window are down 40% compared to Resident Evil 7 from 2017. It’s worth keeping in mind that these are just physical sales, and we’ll have You have to wait for digital sales to come in to see how the Village really compares to its predecessor.
Over the weekend, it became known that Resident Evil Village is now the most successful Resident Evil game on Steam