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Resident Evil Sales: Franchise Sells 142 Million Copies

By Mazen (Mithrie) Turkmani
Published: June 22, 2023 at 3:01 PM BST

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Resident Evil Sales

To celebrate 40 years of Capcom, the renowned video game developer and publisher, they have recently released the total sales figures for their most popular franchises. Among these, it was revealed that the Resident Evil franchise has sold an impressive 142,000,000 copies worldwide. This astounding number showcases the immense popularity and enduring appeal of the Resident Evil series.

First introduced in 1996, Resident Evil has become a household name in the gaming industry. The franchise offers a unique blend of survival horror, action, and suspense that has captivated gamers for decades. From its humble beginnings on the PlayStation to its continued success on current-generation consoles and PC, Resident Evil has consistently delivered thrilling and immersive experiences.

Over the years, the franchise has evolved and expanded, with numerous sequels, spin-offs, remakes, and even a successful film series. Its success can be attributed to its rich storytelling, iconic characters, and innovative gameplay mechanics. Whether navigating the eerie halls of the Spencer Mansion or fighting off hordes of gruesome creatures, the Resident Evil games have consistently offered a heart-pounding and immersive gaming experience.

The inclusion of the sales figures serves as a testament to the franchise's enduring popularity and the dedication of its fanbase. It is a remarkable achievement for Capcom, reaffirming their status as one of the leading developers in the gaming industry.

Now, let's shift our focus to another highly-anticipated release in the gaming world.

Mario RPG Remake Release Date

In exciting news for Nintendo fans, it has been officially announced that a remake of the beloved classic, Super Mario RPG, will be released on November 17, 2023. Originally released in 1996 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), Super Mario RPG holds a special place in the hearts of many gamers and is considered one of the most influential role-playing games of its time.

Developed by Square (now known as Square Enix) in collaboration with Nintendo, Super Mario RPG introduced a unique blend of platforming and role-playing elements to the Mario franchise. The game featured a captivating story, memorable characters, and innovative gameplay mechanics that set it apart from other titles in the series.

With the upcoming remake, fans will have the opportunity to relive the magic of Super Mario RPG while enjoying enhanced graphics and additional features. The game's release on the 17th of November will undoubtedly evoke a sense of nostalgia for longtime fans and provide a chance for younger gamers to experience this classic for the first time.

Final Fantasy 16 Out Now

For fans of the Final Fantasy series, the wait is finally over as Final Fantasy 16 has been released exclusively on the PlayStation 5. Developed and published by Square Enix, Final Fantasy 16 marks the latest installment in this iconic and long-running franchise.

One notable aspect of the Final Fantasy series is that each new mainline entry features a unique story, making it accessible to both newcomers and longtime fans. Final Fantasy 16 continues this tradition by introducing a fresh narrative that delves into a new world filled with intriguing characters, epic battles, and breathtaking visuals.

As an exclusive title for the PlayStation 5, Final Fantasy 16 takes advantage of the console's powerful hardware to deliver an immersive and visually stunning experience. Players can expect a captivating storyline, deep character development, and a dynamic combat system that combines classic Final Fantasy elements with modern gameplay mechanics.

To provide players with a taste of what's to come, Square Enix has released a demo that allows players to experience the game's prologue for free. The demo has garnered positive reviews, further fueling anticipation for the full release.

With each new installment, the Final Fantasy series continues to push the boundaries of storytelling and gameplay, captivating players worldwide. Whether you're a long-time fan or a newcomer, Final Fantasy 16 promises to deliver a memorable and engaging experience.

In conclusion, the gaming industry is abuzz with exciting news and releases. From Capcom's impressive sales milestone for the Resident Evil franchise to Nintendo's announcement of the Super Mario RPG remake release date, and the highly anticipated release of Final Fantasy 16 exclusively on the PlayStation 5, there is no shortage of exciting experiences for gamers to look forward to.

So, what's your favorite franchise from Capcom and are you excited about the Super Mario RPG remake and Final Fantasy 16? Let us know in the comments below!

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