Resident Evil, despite being the “newest” of the three franchises this post will talk about, is Capcom’s top seller of all time. The franchise has sold an unheard of 40 million units combined, which puts our estimate at 400 gaztrillion zombies killed. Roughly.
Following that up is the Mega Man franchise, which has entered gamers homes 28 million times, despite 28,000 variants. The only multi-player title in the top of the chart is Street Fighter, coming in behind Mega Man by only a million units which Street Fighter IV could eventually break.
Street Fighter has the last laugh however, as the original Street Fighter II on the Super NES is the single biggest hit, clocking in at 6.8 million copies. Today’s gaming kids probably don’t have a clue how huge that was, ending up on every magazine cover, sometimes multiple times in a row. Then again, to some of those kids, the concept of a gaming magazine may seem foreign… *sigh*