Resident Evil 6 launched last week in Japan amidst a flurry of pre-orders all across Tokyo and then some. But just what kind of numbers are we talking about for the pre-orders?
For a start, on the Xbox 360 it shifted 41,652 units while the PS3 version saw a massive 634,933 copies sold through beating the previous Resident Evil 5 by a factor of two times. Resident Evil 6 had a staggering 380,000 pre-orders for it which is now the highest number recorded in Japan for any Resident Evil title since April 2005 according to Media Create, the sales tracker. Funnily enough, the second highest number of pre-orders for an RE title since April 2005 has been for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. Prior to launch that particular title boasted 118,000 pre-orders while the sell through figure was 268,810 units through PS3 and Xbox 360.
Time for the weekly sales charts from Japan! Unfortunately for the PS Vita, after joining a resurgence in sales, it slumps back down to 10k sales for the week. Now that the Hatsune Miku Project Diva f game is no longer the latest thing, the Vita goes back to sales as usual. It could be worse for Sony though, they could be selling nothing?
The Nintendo 3DS enjoyed sales of over 60k proving that it looks like nothing will be able to stop the 3DS onslaught. The PS3 rocketed up the charts to number 2, no doubt buoyed by the release of Biohazard 6 or Resident Evil 6 as it’s known outside Japan. Even the Xbox 360’s version of RE6 pushed it into the charts meaning that this time around, Nintendo only had three titles in the top 10.