Resident Evil 4 on Wii hits 1 million

Ben Parfitt
Next-Gen reports that nearly three years after the game first debuted on GameCube, the fourth version of the game on Nintendo Wii has shipped one million copies globally.

As well as recently appearing on PC, Resident Evil 4 has enjoyed success on both PS2 and GameCube, selling two million and 1.6 million on each format respectively. The milestone takes the Resident Evil series past the 33 million shipment mark, spread across a total of nearly 50 versions of the game.

“By retaining the interest of the core fanbase and expanding outward toward new casual players through the Wii platform, Capcom has broken the one million-units milestone, and successfully captured the attention of a new set of users,” a company statement read.

Next year sees the release of Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles on Wii, which will be one of the first games to use Nintendo’s upcoming Wii Zapper. An animated feature film is also reportedly due to arrive in 2008.

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