Resident Evil 7: Almost 10 Percent of Users Played on PlayStation VR

Resident Evil 7: Almost 10 Percent of Users Played on PlayStation VR

PlayStation VR takes a chunk of Resident Evil 7's playerbase.

According to data from Capcom, almost 10 percent of Resident Evil 7 current players are playing on PlayStation VR. The data comes from the official Resident Evil website. A total of 929,030 players worldwide have played Resident Evil 7, with that number accounting for users who connected online. Of that, 88,072 experienced the game on PlayStation VR. That's across all platforms, meaning the PlayStation 4 version of the title probably represents a larger chunk of the overall playerbase.

Seeing this rush out of the darkness at you in VR is scary.

Having played it on and off on PlayStation VR, I can vouch for the experience. Being trapped in the Baker plantation in VR just adds an extra layer of "nope" to the entire horror feeling of Resident Evil 7.

Last week, Capcom announced that it had shipped 2.5 million units of Resident Evil 7 worldwide. The game will have to have a long tail if it wants to reach the heights of the series: Resident Evil 5 is Capcom's best-selling game ever with 7.1 million copies sold across its lifetime, followed by Resident Evil 6 with 6.6 million sold. The UK's Chart-Track sales for last week put Resident Evil 7 at #1 and noted that it was the series' third-best debut in the region. Resident Evil 5 leads, with Resident Evil 6 presumably behind that.

This is Capcom's year of Resident Evil, with the launch of Resident Evil 7 on PC and home consoles, live-action film Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, and CG film Resident Evil: Vendetta all coming this year. Despite the general critical softness of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the film remains a hit with international audiences; it was number one in Japan with $34 million in revenue and the film pushed the entire franchise past $1 billion. Every single film has been profitable, which is frankly unheard of for a video game film franchise.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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