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Resident Evil 7 could sell 4 million copies on day one, says Capcom

Capcom believes Resident Evil 7 will sell 4 million copies on its first day of release, according to marketing director Antoine Molant.

Speaking to MCV, Molant said Resident Evil 7 is “probably the biggest game Capcom is releasing on new machines.”

“Ideally, we’d love to sell 4m on Day One globally. That would be great,” he said. “Looking at what we see in the pre-orders and trends these days, we’re pretty confident we are going to get there.

“All the signs that we have seen across the market, whether it’s from the UK or from other territories, are very positive so far. We’re not sitting back and relaxing at all because we want to push that. The confidence is there.”

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According to Molant, the current level of pre-orders for Resident Evil 7 are “very good” with interest in the project exceeding expectations.

“Keeping in mind the real pre-order campaign started a week ago with the Steelbook announcement and some of the Collectors’ Edition announcement… before doing that, they were quite above what we were expecting. We’ve got the previews coming out and some more launching in December. On that front, we’re very happy.”

To put things in perspective, Resident Evil 6 managed to ship a total of 6.6 million units in its lifespan, while Resi 5 leads with lifetime sales of 7.1 million.

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Resident Evil 7 is set to launch on January 24, 2017 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.