‘Resident Evil 5’ ships 4 million units

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Capcom’s headquarters in Osaka, Japan, announced Monday that the initial worldwide shipment of Resident Evil 5 surpassed more than 4 million units, making it the biggest launch for any of the Resident Evil games to date.

The company says this now brings the global tally of Resident Evil games to more than 40 million units since the series debuted in March 1996. Additionally, the three Resident Evil motion pictures have achieved combined sales of more than $300 million and the CG film Resident Evil: Degeneration has shipped more than 1.5 million copies.

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