• June 1, 2009
  • Press Release
  • 3-1-3, Uchihiranomachi, Chuo-ku
    Osaka, 540-0037, Japan
    Capcom Co., Ltd.
    Haruhiro Tsujimoto, President and COO
    (Code No. 9697 Tokyo – Osaka Stock Exchange)

“Resident Evil 5” surpasses 5 million units shipped!
– In other Resident Evil news, “RE: Degeneration” for the iPhone / iPod touch reaches the #1 sales spot! –

Capcom Co., Ltd (Capcom) is pleased to announce that the latest entry into the popular “Resident Evil” series, “Resident Evil 5”, has surpassed 5 million copies shipped to retail. This is the largest number of copies shipped in the history of the beloved franchise.

Four years have passed between the release of the previous game, “Resident Evil 4” and “Resident Evil 5”, the latest entry in the blockbuster series. “Resident Evil 5” marks the series’ first appearance on new gaming hardware, and the excellent graphics emphasize the contrast between light and dark, creating a new expression of the “fear” that “Resident Evil” is known for. The action elements of the game have been greatly enhanced and the inclusion of new network features such as the extremely popular Co-op mode were very well-received. The addition of downloadable content (DLC) including the online versus mode has also been enjoyed by many users. This allowed “Resident Evil 5” to break the previous series record of 4,960,000 copies shipped, achieved by “Resident Evil 2”, released in 1998. These record numbers have been contributing to an extremely successful first fiscal quarter for Capcom.

Capcom is also pleased to announce that “Resident Evil Degeneration” for iPhone / iPod touch achieved the #1 ranking for downloads on the iTunes Store the day of its release, May 12, 2009. The game continues to be highly ranked across America and Europe. By capturing these new fans, the “Resident Evil” brand continues to grow and acquire new value.

Since the release of the first “Resident Evil” game in 1996, Capcom has shipped more than 40 million copies in this perpetually popular series. “Resident Evil” first popularized the survival horror game genre, and has spread to other media, including a series of live-action feature films as well as a full-length CG animated film. The series continues to be extremely popular all over the world with more than 10 years of history behind it.

At Capcom we will continue to leverage our brands in order to bring satisfaction to as many fans on as many different platforms and formats as possible. We will realize this strategy of maximizing the value of our content by expanding our brands into new forms of media which compliment each brand, satisfy customers, and further develop our products.

【Product Details】

1. Title Resident Evil 5
2. Genre Survival Horror
3. Platforms PLAYSTATION®3, Xbox 360™
4. Release Date Japan: March 5, 2009
North America: March 13, 2009
Europe: March 13, 2009

* “PLAYSTATION” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc.

* © 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

* “iPhone” is a trademark and “iPod” is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc

* 2008 CAPCOM CO., LTD./biohazard CG Film Partners

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