Evil lives at number one

Capcom’s Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is the UK’s first new number one of 2017. It wasn’t able to outperform RE5 though, which still holds the accolade of the fast-selling in the series.

Sales of RE7 lagged behind, leading it to become the 3rd fastest-selling. Chart-Track didn’t reveal what the 2nd fastest-selling in the series is, but we’d wager it’s either RE6 or RE2. Or the maybe original.


Chart-Track did however report that Resident Evil is Capcom’s most successful brand in the UK, generating a similar amount of lifetime revenue as Crash Bandicoot and Just Dance.

MCV meanwhile claimed that RE7 had a stronger launch than both The Evil Within and Alien Isolation.

RE7 wasn’t the only new release in the top 10 – Kingdom Hearts 2.8 HD made #3 while SEGA’s Yakuza 0 entered at #8.

As for the usual stalwarts, GTA V dropped to #2, FIFA 17 fell to #4 and then at #5 it’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

We aren’t done with new releases yet. Bandai Namco’s JRPG double whammy – Tales of Berseria and Digimon World: Next Order – entered at #14 and #24 respectively.

It should be noted that RE7, Kingdom Hearts HD and Yakuza 0 launched last Tuesday, whereas the JRPG duo launched Friday. This may explain why they didn’t chart higher.

Chart-Track provides one other interesting tidbit to see us out – sales of the new Glacier White PS4 accounted for a quarter of all last week’s PS4 sales. Cool.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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