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    Capcom is a well-known Japanese game developer and publisher, formerly known as Capsule Computing. They are responsible for such franchises as Mega Man, Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Devil May Cry, Monster Hunter and Onimusha.

    The Capcom "Platinum list" of million sellers is pretty interesting

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    The list is located here or in the spoiler block below.

    1Jan 2018Monster Hunter: WorldPS4/Xbox One/PC/DL16.8
    2Jan 2017RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazardPS4/Xbox One/PC/DL8.5
    3Jan 2019Resident Evil 2PS4/Xbox One/PC/DL7.8
    4Mar 2009Resident Evil 5PS3/Xbox 360/DL7.8
    5Oct 2012Resident Evil 6PS3/Xbox 360/DL7.7
    6Sep 2019Monster Hunter World: IcebornePS4/Xbox One/PC/DL7.2
    7Jun 1992Street Fighter IISNES6.3
    8Feb 2016Street Fighter VPS4/PC/DL5.2
    9Jan 1998Resident Evil 2PS4.96
    10Dec 2010Monster Hunter Freedom 3PSP/DL4.9
    11Nov 2015Monster Hunter Generations3DS/DL4.3
    12Oct 2014Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate3DS/DL4.2
    13Mar 2019Devil May Cry 5PS4/Xbox One/PC/DL4.1
    14Mar 2017Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate3DS/NSW/DL4.1
    15Sep 2013Monster Hunter 43DS/DL4.1
    16Jul 1993Street Fighter II TurboSNES4.1
    17Mar 2008Monster Hunter Freedom UnitePSP/DL3.8
    18Apr 2020Resident Evil 3PS4/Xbox One/PC/DL3.6
    19Sep 1999Resident Evil 3 NemesisPS3.5
    20Feb 2009Street Fighter IVPS3/Xbox 360/DL3.4
    21Sep 2010Dead Rising 2PS3/Xbox 360/PC/DL3.1
    22Jan 2008Devil May Cry 4PS3/Xbox 360/DL3.0
    23Nov 2014Resident EvilPS3/DL2.9
    24Nov 2013Dead Rising 3Xbox One/DL2.9
    25Jan 2016Resident Evil 0: HD RemasterPS3/PS4/Xbox One/PC/DL2.8
    26Mar 1996Resident EvilPS2.75
    27Mar 2015Resident Evil Revelations 2PS3/PS4/Xbox 360/
    Xbox One/PC/DL
    2.7
    28Dec 2011Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate3DS/DL2.6
    29Mar 2012Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon CityPS3/Xbox 360/DL2.5
    30Jan 2013DmC Devil May CryPS3/Xbox 360/DL2.5
    31Feb 2007Monster Hunter Freedom 2PSP2.4
    32Jul 1999Dino CrisisPS2.4
    33Mar 2016Resident Evil 6PS4/Xbox One/DL2.3
    34Feb 2010Resident Evil 5: Gold EditionPS3/Xbox 360/ DL2.3
    35Dec 2005Resident Evil 4PS22.3
    36Feb 2011Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two WorldsPS3/Xbox 3602.2
    37Mar 2002Onimusha 2: Samurai's DestinyPS22.1
    38Aug 2001Devil May CryPS22.16
    39Apr 2013Dragon's Dogma: Dark ArisenPS3/Xbox 360/DL2.1
    40May 2013Resident Evil RevelationsPS3/Xbox 360/Wii U/
    PC/DL
    2.1
    41Aug 2016Resident Evil 4PS4/Xbox One/DL2.1
    42Jan 2001Onimusha: WarlordsPS22.02
    43May 2010Lost Planet 2PS3/Xbox 360/DL2.0
    44May 2007Resident Evil 4 Wii editionWii/DL2.0
    45Jun 2016Resident Evil 5PS4/Xbox One/DL2.0
    46Jun 1994Super Street Fighter IISNES2.0
    47Aug 2009Monster Hunter TriWii1.9
    48Apr 2010Super Street Fighter IVPS3/Xbox 360/DL1.9
    49Mar 2012Street Fighter X TekkenPS3/Xbox 360/DL1.8
    50Aug 2006Dead RisingXbox 360/DL1.8
    51Jan 2003Devil May Cry 2PS21.7
    52May 2018Street Fighter 30th Anniversary CollectionPS4/Xbox One/NSW/PC/DL1.7
    53Sep 1993Street Fighter II' Special Champion EditionMD1.65
    54Jun 1986Ghosts'n GoblinsNES1.64
    55Dec 2006Lost Planet Extreme ConditionXbox 360/DL1.6
    56Sep 2017Marvel vs. Capcom: InfinitePS4/Xbox One/PC/DL1.6
    57Jun 2015Devil May Cry 4 Special EditionPS4/Xbox One/DL1.6
    58Jan 2005Resident Evil 4GC1.6
    59Feb 2004Onimusha 3: Demon SiegePS21.52
    60Dec 1988Mega Man 2NES1.51
    61Dec 2017Okami HDPS4/Xbox One/NSW/DL1.5
    62Oct 2017Dragon's Dogma: Dark ArisenPS4/Xbox One/DL1.5
    63Aug 2014Ultra Street Fighter IVPS3/Xbox 360/PC/DL1.5
    64Dec 1990Final FightSNES1.48
    65Dec 2003Resident Evil OutbreakPS21.45
    66Oct 2010Dead Rising 2 Off The RecordPS3/Xbox 360/DL1.4
    67Nov 2013DuckTales: RemasteredPS3/Xbox 360/Wii U/DL1.4
    68Jul 2009Marvel vs. Capcom 2:
    New Age Of Heroes
    DL (PS3, Xbox 360)1.4
    69Feb 2014Resident Evil 4: Ultimate HD EditionPC/DL1.4
    70Mar 2001Resident Evil Code: Veronica XPS21.4
    71Mar 2002Resident EvilGC1.35
    72Dec 2003Mega Man Battle Network 4GBA1.35
    73May 2012Dragon's DogmaPS3/Xbox 3601.3
    74Dec 2005Monster Hunter FreedomPSP/DL1.3
    75Oct 2018Mega Man 11PS4/Xbox One/NSW/DL1.3
    76Nov 2007Resident Evil: The Umbrella ChroniclesWii1.3
    77Feb 2011Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition3DS/DL1.3
    78Jun 2013Remember MePS3/Xbox 360/PC/DL1.3
    79Feb 2005Devil May Cry 3PS21.3
    80Nov 2002Resident Evil 0GC1.25
    81Mar 2012Resident Evil 4DL(PS3/Xbox 360)1.2
    82Sep 2000Dino Crisis 2PS1.2
    83Nov 2011

    Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

    PS3/Xbox 360/DL1.2
    84Aug 2015Mega Man Legacy CollectionPS4/Xbox One/DL1.2
    85Mar 2012Devil May Cry HD CollectionPS3/Xbox 360/DL1.2
    86Aug 1998Resident Evil Director's Cut Dual ShockPS1.2
    87Dec 1993Mega Man XSNES1.16
    88Feb 2000Resident Evil Code: VeronicaDC1.14
    89Sep 1986CommandoNES1.14
    90Sep 1997Resident Evil Director's CutPS1.13
    91Dec 2016Dead Rising 4Xbox One/PC/DL1.1
    92Mar 2015DMC Devil May Cry Definitive EditionPS4/Xbox One/DL1.1
    93Sep 2016Dead RisingPS4/Xbox One/DL1.1
    94Jun 2011Super Street Fighter IV Arcade EditionPS3/Xbox 360/DL1.1
    95Jun 2009Bionic CommandoPS3/Xbox 360/PC/DL1.1
    96Mar 2017

    Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

    PS4/Xbox One/DL1.1
    97Oct 1991Super Ghouls'n GhostsSNES1.09
    98Sep 1990Mega Man 3NES1.08
    99May 1993Final Fight 2SNES1.03
    100Feb 2019Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney TrilogyPS4/NSW/DL1.0
    101Feb 2014StriderDL(PS3/PS4/Xbox 360/Xbox One/PC)1.0
    102Dec 1998Street Fighter Alpha 3PS1.0
    103Feb 2006Devil May Cry 3 Special EditionPS21.0

    What I find most interesting is how dominated this is by modern games. You think of Capcom's heyday as being the NES/NES/PSX eras, but Street Fighter II and Resident Evil 2 are the only games from those eras in the top 10, and the rest of the list is dominated by more modern games. Whether that's because of digital sales and the like I don't know, but even though the games industry has gotten bigger the PlayStation and PlayStation 2 were monstrously popular platforms and it's surprising to me that we don't see games from there on this list.

    I also expected a lot more Mega Man. I was legitimately shocked to see that the Mega Man Legacy Collection outsold Mega Man X. Now I'm sure Mega Man X earned more revenue given how much more it cost, but I think of that game as a monster hit, and it sold just over a million units.

    In general it shows that even though Capcom has been a major publisher forever they've never had a true monster breakout hit. Animal Crossing New Horizons has outsold their top 3 games, and let's not even get started on something like GTA V.

    It also shows how ridiculous expected sales numbers are for a lot of games these days. I think Tomb Raider failed to hit expectations after selling 3.4 million units, but that would put it in the top 20 for Capcom all time. Top 20! For Capcom! That's pretty good!

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    Sort of sad to see the sales data behind the rise and fall of the Dead Rising series (at least 3 did better than I thought but then again it was a launch game)

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    Dead Rising 1 got me to buy a 360, to be fair.

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    #4 chaser324  Moderator

    I'm pretty surprised at how low RE4 (and its re-releases) are on this list considering how influential and well liked it's been. The leap that Monster Hunter's popularity had with MHW is also really something.

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    Street Fighter V really did a ton better than I ever could have imagined

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    @slag: Street Fighter V is an example of a game that I think has had a long digital tail, and may have sold many copies at below retail. It's been out and supported for a very long time and been on sale for pretty cheap at various times. Doesn't mean the number isn't higher than expected (I was also kind of surprised) but it's not directly comparable to Street Fighter II on SNES (especially because they are only counting one version of Street Fighter V, which is also why I would think Street Fighter IV isn't higher than it.)

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    RE4 = 2.3 + 2.1 + 2.0 + 1.6 + 1.4 + 1.2 = 10.6 million total copies sold over all platforms.

    RE4 is 2nd overall, behind Monster Hunter: World.

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    @bigsocrates: oh for sure man

    Units don't tell the whole story at all
    beyond what you mentioned, season passes only complicate the matter even further

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    I wonder if RE4's limited sales on the original release were due to being cramped by the Gamecube install base. I dunno how many people owned a Gamecube but, gut feeling, I doubt the demographics of that audience matched up very cleanly with RE4.

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    Capcom should combine their two best selling franchises! Take the horror style third- or first-person shooting of Resident Evil and combine it with the dinosaurs of Monster Hunter.

    They can call it...Dino Crisis!

    (I promise to buy it Capcom)

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    I kind of hate this list. First, some games have their multiplatform releases combined whereas others do not. The clearest example has to be Street Fighter II, which by its own admission, has different versions and updates worth considering as separate releases. BUT, when you combine all of those releases together, and consider the arcade releases, most estimates put Street Fighter II selling around 15 million software units worldwide and when you combine all of its versions together, it has grossed over $10 billion in total revenue.

    The same sentiment applies to Resident Evil 4. Also it is important to note, judging arcade games by individual unit sales in terms of "success" does an entire era of the industry a disservice.

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    @zombiepie: I don't think any of the games have multiplatform releases combined unless they were the same SKU released on multiple platforms (simultaneous release, or slightly staggered.) Games that are split off by platform were technically different SKUs.

    The list also clearly does not deal with arcade games, which you wouldn't do in a list by unit sales. A list by revenue (preferably normalized for inflation) would be more interesting, but this is an investor relations list so they wouldn't do that (and they have incentive to prop up modern titles and have as many games as possible on the list.)

    So yeah the list isn't perfect, but it has a lot of interesting information. Like the fact that the PS4 re-release of Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen outsold the original vanilla game in terms of units. And Ghost 'N Goblins NES outsold Mega Man 2, which is wild considering the respective qualities of those games.

    As for Street Fighter II...it's complicated as to whether it's a game or a subfranchise. There were so many versions released across such a long time that I think it's legitimate to see it either way. I've always seen it as its own kind of franchise, since many of the later versions were more different from the original version than one year's King of Fighters game was to the next, so it's hard for me to really view it as a single game.

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    Give me Dino crisis you cowards! The world needs more Dino games

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