It seems as though the negative reviews have done nothing to deter Resident Evil 6 from infecting numerous PlayStation 3s across the globe, as Capcom has announced that it has shipped 4.5 million copies of the divisive sequel worldwide.

It also took a moment to boast that the Resident Evil franchise has sold 50 million units in total as of June 2012. The publisher believes that its latest numbers indicate that the series is "just as popular today as it was 15 years ago when the first title made its debut”. That may be true – but Capcom’s going to have to ensure that the next game is top-notch before interest begins to wane.