Capcom just achieved a significant milestone for itself and the survival horror genre: the developer has bought (via Personal computer Gamer) about a hundred million copies of Resident Evil online games because the franchise kicked off in 1996. It did not break down the gross sales by sequence, but it mentioned that RE7 by itself bought seven.5 million units. The Resident Evil three remake bought 2 million copies in its initial 5 times.
The corporation chalked up the success to a couple factors, most notably a “consistent schedule” for new online games. That is, it has not let the franchise stay dormant for long — when that isn’t as great as Capcom statements (really don’t question about stinkers like Operation Racoon City), it does mean the sequence has stayed in the limelight practically because launch.