Launched last week, Resident Evil Village came through with flying colours and even smashed a record for the series. Now, we know that approximately half of all of its sales in the United Kingdom were for the PlayStation 5, which is very interesting indeed.
The data comes from Chris Dring's report for GamesIndustry.biz and it covers the sales statistics of the top ten games in the past seven days. So, here's why this tidbit is curious. Resident Evil Village isn't exclusive to the PlayStation 5 - it's also available on PC, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Furthermore, there are a lot more PCs, PS4s and Xbox Ones out there than there are PS5s, owing to the fact that the new consoles only released seven months ago and to the continued shortages across the world. Ergo, it's significant that the PlayStation 5 takes the heftiest slice of the pie for Resident Evil Village, and it's even bagged the bronze medal when it comes to the biggest launches for the platform in its lifespan so far. For those of you who want the numbers, it worked out to be: 49% of sales were for PS5, 31% for PS4 and 20% for Xbox.
Resident Evil Village has caused quite the stir with fans, as it departs from the formula of the series and injects monsters from folklore like vampires, witches, and werewolves. Does it click into place like a successfully solved puzzle, or are you left out in the cold? Check out our video review below.
It's possible that the elements of the 3D audio, adaptive triggers, and haptic feedback swayed players to the PlayStation 5 version of the game, as these aren't present on the Xbox Series X. Adaptive triggers will never get old, I tell you that now. Swapping from the ping-ping-ping of the pistol to the stickier and slower pull of the sniper rifle really brings you into the thick of it through that simple yet effective feature. Also, people might have bought Resident Evil Village for PlayStation 5 without possessing that console, in preparation for a mammoth gaming session once they do. Some gamers are doing that with their PlayStation Plus subscription - claiming the PS4 and PS5 games as they roll round so they've already gathered a tidy collection for no extra cost.
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