The legendary Resident Evil series has generated a metric boatload of cash for developer Capcom, making it their most successful franchise ever with combined 85 million units sold as of 2018.
As we approach the launch of Resident Evil 2 remake, which could prove to be the biggest launch in the series’ history, we thought now would be a great time to look back on the 5 best selling Resident Evil games of all time.
Best Selling Resident Evil Games
Operation Racoon City – 2.7 million units sold
Kicking off our list is the black sheep of the Resident Evil family, Operation Racoon City. Setting a cooperative action game in the universe of Resident Evil seems like a great idea on paper, but there was much to be desired in its execution.
Interestingly, Operation Racoon City is non-canon and considered to be a hypothetical what-if scenario. It takes place during the events of Resident Evil 2 & 3 and follows a team of paramilitary mercenaries operating in Racoon City during its downfall.
The game was met with fairly negative critical reception, but despite this sold respectably. Complaints of poor AI, glitches and unimaginative design were common, and while Capcom declared the title a financial success, the development team said that they found the game’s reception “challenging”.