Nintendo Wii News | Resident Evil 4 Cracks a Million

By Adam Riley 30.10.2007 11

Capcom initially envisaged a total of 420,000 copies sold worldwide for Resident Evil: Wii Edition, but now it appears the game has far exceeded those expecations and is still going strong. The Wii remake has now shipped over a million copies worldwide! Since the release of the first Resident Evil game in 1996, the series has shipped over 33 million units (as of 30th October, 2007) and is valued as one of Capcom's most original titles worldwide. The Wii edition of Resident Evil 4 retains the intensity of the original game, whilst bringing players a totally unique, new experience through the controls of the Wii Remote. In this way, by retaining the interest of the core fanbase and expanding outward toward new casual players through the Wii platform, Capcom has broken the 1-million-units milestone, and successfully captured the attention of a new set of users.

It is Capcom's on-going plan to aggressively pursue the continued creation of unique and inspired creations for the Wii, including such titles as "Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles", which is set to go on sale on 15th November, followed by "Sengoku Basara 2 (Heroes) Double Pack" (29th November), "We Love Golf!" (13th December), and "Monster Hunter 3 (tri-)" (TBA) in the US, whilst Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure is due out in Europe in December. Recently it was also announced that Okami would be receiving the Wii treatment and the recently unveiled Street Fighter IV is still currently without a designated platform, so Wii is certainly not out of the question there.

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Box art for Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition








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It's important, that Capcom and other publishers learn two things from this:
* put effort into it, then you can earn a good fortune with a good game game,
* Wii is a platform for these games: core games.

/edit: the portfolio mentioned at the end of the press release (as it surely is, it sounds too slimy for Cubed

I find your lack of faith disturbing!

well Capcom seeing the sucsess of RE4:Wii, will be sure to start whoreing out its franchises on Wii. that being said, seeing some Megaman games on VC would be nice. howabout an updated version of the Megaman Legends games? or better yet a sequel to the cliff hanger ending of 2? o.O

A fail so epic, it may just be a win.

Laurelin said:
Its important, that Capcom and other publishers learn two things from this: * put effort into it, then you can earn a good fortune with a good game game,* Wii is a platform for these games: core games( Edited on 30.10.2007 15:15 by Laurelin )
I agree with what ever he/she said...Smilie Oh i almost have 100 posts YAY

( Edited on 30.10.2007 17:04 by willoughbyjd )

It could of sold alot more if Nintendo didn't understock it in America and Europe, the same goes for CAPCOM in Japan.

It sold 1.5m on both PS2 and GameCube, so they are very impressive sales.

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Hardcore games isn't what the Wii market wants...yeah right

no megaman legends love?Smilie

A fail so epic, it may just be a win.

It deserves those sales for actually being a port that played better on Wii.

Maybe Okami will get lucky too. If a game ever deserved strong sales, its that one.

Well the great thing is that if it does it may also get a sequel which would make me very happy.

Hopefully it's an incentive for them to put another proper RE game on Wii.

Good news, Resident 4 deserves it. Hope this will encourage Capcom to make an actual non ported Resident Evil game for the Wii.

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