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Capcom Updates Lifetime Software Sales Figures; Resident Evil 5, Street Figher IV Stats Revealed

by Nick Breckon, May 08, 2009 12:40pm PDT

Developer Capcom today released an updated list of its best-selling franchises, in addition to the standard list of million-selling individual titles.

The shows an expected bump in the Resident Evil franchise due to the recent release of Resident Evil 5, with the series of 56 titles--all platforms and versions being counted--now totaling over 40 million copies sold worldwide as of March 31. The fifth sequel is now the company's third best-selling title, at 4.4 million copies sold.

Street Fighter IV sales have now reached 2.5 million, pushing past Devil May Cry 4 to land the eight slot. The lists can be browsed below:

Total franchise unit sales as of March 31, 2009*

  1. Resident Evil Series (56 titles - 40 million)

  2. Mega Man Series (124 titles - 28 million)

  3. Street Fighter Series (62 titles - 27 million)

  4. Devil May Cry Series (11 titles - 10 million)

  5. Monster Hunter Series (11 titles - 8.5 million)

  6. Onimusha Series (12 titles - 7.8 millioin)

  7. Dino Crisis Series (13 titles - 4.4 million)

  8. Ghosts'n Goblins Series (16 titles - 4.4 milion)

  9. Ace Attorney Series (12 titles - 3.2 million)

  10. Final Fight (10 titles - 3.2 million)

  11. Breath of Fire Series (15 titles - 3 million)

  12. Lost Planet Series (7 titles - 2.7 million)

  13. 1942 Series (3 titles - 1.2 million)

  14. Commando Series (2 titles - 1.2 million)

  15. Sengoku BASARA Series (10 titles - 1.2 million)

Capcom did not define its use of "titles" in the document, leaving it unclear as to if it counted different territorial releases of its various efforts.

Million-selling individual titles worldwide as of March 31, 2009:

  1. Street Fighter II (SNES / June 1992) - 6.3 million

  2. Resident Evil 2 (PS / January 1998) - 4.96 million

  3. Resident Evil 5 (PS3, Xbox 360 / March 2009) - 4.4 million

  4. Street Fighter II Turbo (SNES / July 1993) - 4.1 million

  5. Resident Evil 3 Nemesis (PS / September 1999) - 3.5 million

  6. Resident Evil (PS / March 1996) - 2.75 million

  7. Monster Hunter Freedom 2 G (PSP, March 2008) - 2.55 million

  8. Street Fighter IV (PS3, Xbox 360 / February 2009) - 2.5 million

  9. Devil May Cry 4 (PS3, Xbox 360 / January 2008) - 2.4 million

  10. Dino Crisis (PS / July 1999) - 2.4 million

  11. Monster Hunter Freedom 2 (PSP / February 2007) - 2.25 million

  12. Devil May Cry (PS2 / August 2001) - 2.16 million

  13. Resident Evil 4 (PS2 / December 2005) - 2.1 million

  14. Onimusha: Warlords (PS2 / January 2001) - 2.02 million

  15. Super Street Fighter II (SNES / June 1994) - 2 million

  16. Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny (PS2 / March 2002) - 1.99 million

  17. Devil May Cry 2 (PS2 / January 2003) - 1.7 million

  18. Street Fighter II' Plus (GN / September 1993) - 1.65 million

  19. Ghosts'n Goblins (NES / June 1986) - 1.64 million

  20. Resident Evil 4 (GC / January 2005) - 1.6 million

  21. Onimusha 3: Demon Siege (PS2 / Feburary 2004) - 1.52 million

  22. Mega Man 2 (NES / December 1988) - 1.51 million

  23. Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition (Wii / May 2007) - 1.5 million

  24. Dead Rising (Xbox 360 / August 2006) - 1.5 million

  25. Lost Planet Extreme Condition(Xbox 360 / December 2006) - 1.5 million

  26. Final Fight (SNES / December 1990) - 1.48 million

  27. Resident Evil Outbreak (PS2 / December 2003) - 1.45 million

  28. Resident Evil Code Veronica X (PS2 / March 2001) - 1.4 million

  29. Resident Evil (GC / March 2002) - 1.35 million

  30. Mega Man Battle Network 4 (GBA / December 2003) - 1.35 million

  31. Devil May Cry 3 (PS2 / February 2005) - 1.3 million

  32. Resident Evil 0 (GC / November 2002) - 1.25 million

  33. Monster Hunter Freedom (PSP / December 2005) - 1.2 million

  34. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (Wii / November 2007) - 1.2 million

  35. Resident Evil Director's Cut Dual Shock (PS/ August 1998) - 1.2 million

  36. Dino Crisis 2 (PS / September 2000) - 1.19 million

  37. Mega Man X (SNES / December 1993) - 1.16 million

  38. Resident Evil Code Veronica (DC / February 2000) - 1.14 million

  39. Commando (NES / September 1986) - 1.14 million

  40. Resident Evil Director's Cut (PS / September 1997) - 1.13 million

  41. Super Ghouls'n Ghosts (SNES / October 1991) - 1.09 million

  42. Mega Man 3 (NES / September 1990) - 1.08 million

  43. Final Fight 2 (SNES / May 1993) - 1.03 million

  44. Street Fighter Alpha 3 (PS / December 1998) - 1 million

    SNES: Super NES

    GN: Genesis

    GBA: Game Boy Advance

    DC: Dreamcast

    PS: PlayStation

    PS2: PlayStation 2

    PS3: PlayStation 3

    GC: GameCube





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  • My calculation doesn't take into account costs of development or really too much of anything, but just as a blunt curiosity...divide the unit sales of a franchise by the number titles in the franchise. This would be the very, very general perf of the franchise over it's lifetime. For example a franchise with 100 titles that totals 100m units isn't as potent as a franchise with 2 titles and only 50m units.

    DMC comes out on top...monster hunter second...RE third. I've never heard of monster hunter though...(so maybe this calculation is stupid).