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Some People Still Can't Get Enough of Chris Redfield's Biceps in Resident Evil 5

Posted by Sammy Barker

Punch that rock really hard

It’s hard to believe, but Resident Evil 5 released to mixed responses over five years ago. Despite that, the PlayStation 3 survival horror is still moving units, with Capcom’s latest financial report showing that the divisive title shifted around 100,000 copies in the quarter spanning April through June. Fascinatingly, over 50 per cent of the company’s software sales for the period came from digital downloads, meaning that these numbers were likely propelled by PlayStation Network promotions.

With the firm failing to ship any new retail releases during the tracked window, it’s probably a good thing that its back catalogue is faring so well. Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City both added an additional 100,000 units to their tallies, reinforcing the importance of the scary series. DmC: Devil May Cry and Dead Rising 2 also increased by similar margins, though the former hasn’t exactly set the world alight, managing just 1.6 million units since its release last year.

The company’s first major PlayStation 4 title is likely to be free-to-play dungeon crawler Deep Down, but despite the promise of a summer beta on Sony’s next-gen machine, the firm has been decidedly quiet on that front of late. There were also rumours regarding some kind of Resident Evil 7 announcement at E3 2014, but the title never materialised. Naturally, that’s bad news for fans of Leon S. Kennedy’s particularly perfect blonde bangs.

[via capcom.co.jp, siliconera.com]

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SuperSilverback

#2

SuperSilverback said:

Me and my friend played through the campaign co op at his house, I still remember the looks we gave each other at this part

Diddy_kong

#3

Diddy_kong said:

I often find myself standing alone on this one, but DmC is a fantastic game and I wish more people would give it a try. The combat is simply outstanding.

Bad-MuthaAdebisi

#4

Bad-MuthaAdebisi said:

I played it co op too, so much fun. I hated 6 and didn't bother with revelations. I do hope 7 is a success.

RawShark

#5

RawShark said:

@Diddy_kong seconded.

RE5 is STILL sitting in my backlog. Really should get round to playing it seeing as it's been 5 years and all.

Splat

#6

Splat said:

RE5 was actual the first PS3 game I ever bought. When I got my PS3 I only had about $15 left and it was the only game in the bargain bin that I had any interest in. I thought it was a good game, not great but good. RE6 on the other hand was awful...

It's going to take some awesome reviews for me to get the next one.

Munkyknuts

#7

Munkyknuts said:

I tried RE5 when it came on PS+ but I couldn't get into it....I only play solo and the AI companion was really off putting. I couldn't really get into DMC either....the new Dante irritated me rather a lot. The combat was very slick but I left the game about 2hrs in.

Paranoimia

#8

Paranoimia said:

I never finished it. Couldn't be bothered with co-op and Sheva was so fudging irritatingly stupid in that last battle that I just gave up. Never bothered with RE6 either. A shame, because I was a huge fan of the series. RE1 still provides some of my best memories of PS1 gaming, and RE4 remains one of the best games I've ever played.

GameAce

#9

GameAce said:

RE5's numbers don't surprise me. RE3, 4 and even 5 are really great games. RE6 and Revelations are just a chilly okay. But RE: ORC? Games like that deserve to be forgotten Day 2. Wake me up for RE7.

Johnnycide

#10

Johnnycide said:

Sheva! Quit firing at that shack! Sheva!! Quit using all the damn herbs! DAMMIT SHEVA WILL YOU PLEASE STOP RUNNING IN A CIRCLE LEADING DIRECTLY TO MY FACE BEING EATEN OFF!!!!

Fun fact! I actually played this online quite a bit, and one of the people I played with was this Egyptian chap who proceeded to get really weird and pretty much stalked me. I'd get about 10 messages a day off him asking what I was doing and stuff. He was blocked after two days. Freaked me out a little though. Despite this it's one of two Platinum trophies I earned.

banacheck

#11

banacheck said:

@Diddy_kong

The New DMC is no where near as good as the originals, it's ashame Capcom decided to give it to another dev & reboot it, I'm hoping Capcom wake-up and make a DMC game for the PS4.

odd69

#12

odd69 said:

I only liked the original, i have never jumped on the resident evil bandwagon. I'm sure I'll play them once they bundle them all in one title

Beaston61

#13

Beaston61 said:

Nothing recent attracts me. RE1,2,3,Code V all the way! - and a bit of Silent Hill 1 and Dino Crisis on the side ;)

sinalefa

#15

sinalefa said:

I played the hell out of this one with my brother in local coop. We even went as far as to get an S in all but one chapter. Not as bad as everyone says it is (and I could say the same of 6), but it does not hold a candle to RE2 or 4, IMO. I have two copies of Revelations on 3DS that lie unplayed, and I feel it is a crime such a terrible game as Raccoon City sold so many copies.

Never tried the new DmC. I somehow feel that was Capcom giving the middle finger to Hideki Kamiya for the IP that he had created and then improved upon with Bayonetta.

Splat

#16

Splat said:

The QTE's got WAY out of hand in RE6. I normally don't mind them all that much but my goodness they went over board.

BL_Donth

#19

BL_Donth said:

The series was at its peak with the classics but I still play RE5 every now and then. Anyone up for some co-op? It beats teaming up with the partner AI ;) I'm looking at you turtlelink! :P

I enjoyed the DMC reboot. Didn't like Dante at first but he got better as the game went on.

Godsire-

#20

Godsire- said:

I have been playing RE since the beginning. 1, 2, & 4 were amazing. So was the GC remake of 1. Zero was pretty good. And I really liked 3.

5 is one of those games that wasn't horrible, but it showed where the franchise was going. Which, unfortunately, towards action. I have avoided 6, so far, as I heard it was a pile of horse dung. I am curious about Revelations though. At least that was survival horror.

Captain_Toad

#21

Captain_Toad said:

@get2sammyb XD. Yes! Yes!

Hopefully in the future Resi games we'll have more stuff like this. But not too much of this bang bang pow stuff. Revelations did it right. (well that was my first resi game and i don;t have much experiance with this forgive me) Mix of scary and ridiculous and I'm all in.

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