Resident Evil Dominates the List of Best-Selling Horror Games Ever in the US


Mat Piscatella, a well-known analyst at the SuperData Research group, conducted an interesting survey in the world of horror video games, drawing up a list of the most successful names found in this genre from 1995 to the present.

The research, which in any case is limited only to the US market, revealed without too many surprises that it was Resident Evil the franchise most appreciated by players during all these years. The ranking, in fact, is led by Resident Evil 5 in first position and Resident Evil 4 in second, while the excellent Dying Light (which will soon receive a sequel ) goes on to win the lowest step of the podium. There are also excellent results regarding Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Dead Space 2 and The Evil Within (digital sales are not counted). You can take a look at the complete ranking through the twitter we showed you at the bottom of the news.

In a subsequent post, Piscatella pointed out that Resident Evil 2 would rank in the first place if we add up the sales of both the original, published in 1998, and the recent remake arrived this year. The reworking of the horror adventure of Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield – continues the analyst – is continuing to sell very well, and is approaching in a surprisingly rapid way the sales of the entire lifecycle of the original Resident Evil 2.