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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