It perhaps wouldn’t be Halloween without some mention of zombies, a subject video game publisher Capcom knows well. According to its "Platinum Titles" post on its Investor Relations page, “Resident Evil 5”, the seventh iteration in the main arc of Capcom’s highly successful “Resident Evil” series (known as “Biohazard” in its native Japan) of survival horror titles, has now become the company’s best-selling game ever with sales of 6.5 million copies as of September 30, 2013.
Released in 2009, “Resident Evil 5” stars series mainstay Chris Redfield and then newcomer Sheva Alomar as they investigate a bio-terrorist threat within Kijuju, a fictional region in Africa.
Capcom’s previous best-selling title was “Street Fighter II”, the seminal arcade fighter first released in 1992. Reported sales of “Street Fighter II” topped at 6.3 million units, but does not include that title’s many subsequent versions, such as “Street Fighter II: Turbo” and "Super Street Fighter II.”
Created by Shinji Mikami, the “Resident Evil” series first made its debut on Sony’s original PlayStation video game console in 1996. The series has since become one of video gaming’s longest-running and successful franchises, spawning several sequels, related merchandise (such as toys and games), and both live-action and animated films.