Resident Evil 5 Ships Four Million Copies
Thrasher and I were playing co-op, and he somehow mistook me for a guy wielding a chainsaw and threw a grenade at my feet. Now, I don’t really understand how he managed to not know the difference between me and the chainsaw dude, for a number of reasons. Firstly, I didn’t have a giant chainsaw. Secondly, my character looked totally different:
Anyway, I was like “What the fuck, man, he’s right behind me.” I was willing to let it go, as an accident or a joke or something, whatever, this kind of stuff happens everyday. Thrasher, however, is strangely quiet, his character staring at me with cold, emotionless eyes…the eyes of a killer. As my character begins to stand up Thrasher, obviously confused and still thinking I was the chainsaw guy, threw another grenade at my feet. I’m like “Dude seriously, stop.” At this point my screen is flashing “Dying…Dying…Dying” so I’m like “Help me man, not cool.” Then I died. Only afterwards did we realize it was all this big huge misunderstanding. We laughed and laughed.
…Capcom’s headquarters in Osaka, Japan, today announced that the initial world-wide shipment of Resident Evil 5 surpassed more than 4 million units. This is the biggest launch for any of the Resident Evil games to date.
With RE5, this now brings the tally of Resident Evil games worldwide to over 40 million units since the series debuted in March of 1996! Additionally, the three “Resident Evil” Hollywood major motion pictures have achieved combined sales of over 300 million dollars, and the CG film, “Resident Evil: Degeneration,” has now shipped over 1.5 million copies.