Resident Evil 6 pre-orders smash series records

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Pre-orders for this November's Resident Evil 6 has surpassed the performance of all previous entries in the popular franchise.

The game was announced back in January with a surprise reveal trailer and Capcom reports that fans have flocked to stores to secure a copy.

"The pre-orders for Resident Evil 6 are off to fantastic start," said Capcom's SVP of planning and business development Christian Svennson told GameInformer. "The best start a Resident Evil game has ever had."

Resident Evil 6 is due for release on Xbox 360 and PS3 on November 20th – right

in the middle of the always heated Q4 season. But Svennson is confident the title can hold its own against the likes of Call of Duty, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Assassin's Creed III and Halo 4.

He said: "We're saying, 'get the hell out of the way'. We're a big game. We're letting you know we're coming. We're giving plenty of room to move around us."

Svensson added that pre-orders for 3DS outing Resident Evil: Revelations and this month's shooter Operation Raccoon City surged when Resident Evil 6 was announced.

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