Why is Capcom saying Resident Evil 5 is the highest selling game in the series?

#1mini_blightPosted 1/24/2012 6:22:23 AM
1. Resident Evil 4 still holds that title. (7 million)

2. Resident Evil 5 is tied with Resident Evil 2 for second highest. (over 5 million)

3. This would contradict their reasoning for making the series more action-heavy, like RE5.

4. RE2's sales prove the old style can sell if done right.

5. Capcom should be aiming to match RE4's quality, not RE5's.

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#2darkvoid2100Posted 1/24/2012 6:30:11 AM
Re2 sold well back in 1998...a game like it would not sell like that now. pretty much fact sadly.
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#3mini_blight(Topic Creator)Posted 1/24/2012 6:40:24 AM
darkvoid2100 posted...
Re2 sold well back in 1998...a game like it would not sell like that now. pretty much fact sadly.

The closest we've had to another RE2 is RE4, ironically enough. Just make a few minor adjustments and RE4 would play very similar to RE2.

But what you've said could also be applied to RE4 since it sold back in 2004. It's the combination of high quality and having it on multiple platforms (GC, PS2 and PS3, X360) that helped RE4 and RE5 sell as much as they had. The majority of RE2's sales were on a single platform (Playstation).
#4edward18Posted 1/24/2012 6:56:07 AM
4 is crap as an RE game.
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#5squiggy9996999Posted 1/24/2012 8:31:31 AM
lol: i feel sorry for people that cannot see "4" or "5" and cannot stop themselves from pooing on it. we don't even care.
#6edward18Posted 1/24/2012 8:42:04 AM
what are you talking about?
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#7Gavin_TwilightPosted 1/24/2012 9:07:44 AM
RE5 sold 7.5 million
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#8danny_S_06Posted 1/24/2012 9:27:55 AM
Source TC?

Why do so many always want to demean and crap on RE4/5?

Because they are successful and a lot of people prefer them to the classic RE's?
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#9KH99Posted 1/24/2012 9:39:22 AM
RE5 sold 4.5 million according to vgchartz, And yes I know you'll lol at vgchartz. but numbers don't lie. http://gamrreview.vgchartz.com/game/7675/resident-evil-5/


RE4 has sold 7 Million. http://vgsales.wikia.com/wiki/Resident_Evil
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#10Gavin_TwilightPosted 1/24/2012 9:43:02 AM
KH99 posted...
RE5 sold 4.5 million according to vgchartz, And yes I know you'll lol at vgchartz. but numbers don't lie. http://gamrreview.vgchartz.com/game/7675/resident-evil-5/


RE4 has sold 7 Million. http://vgsales.wikia.com/wiki/Resident_Evil


resident evil sold 4.5 million according to vgchartz for ps3 only lol reading comprehsion fail
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