Resident Evil Village, the latest installment in Capcom’s iconic horror franchise, has broken series records on Twitch and Steam.
According to Steam Charts, Peak concurrent player count for the game has already surpassed 100,000 only a few days after launch. This marks the first time a Resident Evil game has reached 100,000 concurrent players, easily securing Resident Evil Village the top spot as the series’ biggest launch on PC. The series’ second biggest launch was for the Resident Evil 3 remake, which hit a peak of 60,293 players, followed by Resident Evil 2 remake with 74,227.
Village has also proven to be a massive hit among streamers and stream viewers. On Twitch, more than 655,000 viewers tuned in to watch their favorite streamers play Village on launch day according to data from TwitchTracker. No other series title comes close — again the Resident Evil 3 remake sits in second place with 314,244 viewers.
The Steam and Twitch numbers indicate that the series is on the rise, with each subsequent title garnering a larger audience among both PC gamers and stream audiences.
It’s worth noting that Resident Evil Village achieved these Twitch numbers without relying on a single big streamer to pull in an audience. Streamers and gamers appeared to have been naturally drawn to the game at launch, with several streamers running it on their channels at once.
Capcom can also thank their character design division for the game’s early success. Gamers were enamored by the lovely Lady Dimitrescu from the moment she was teased, and memes of her ruled gaming forums and social media platforms in the weeks leading up to Resident Evil Village’s release.
Resident Evil Village launched on PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Google Stadia on May 7.