Resident Evil Village is the biggest launch in Steam or Twitch history
Resident Evil Village is here, and early signs point to its success.
Whether you want to thank Lady Dimitrescu’s passion, thirst, or simply special game perks, it’s a hit on early launch metrics.
Judging by both the number of Steam players and Twitch viewership, it’s the largest launch in the series’ history.
Resident Evil Village peaked at 101,726 concurrent players on day one, as SteamDB shows – the biggest PC launch of any game in the series.
Other recent comparison points include the excellent Resident Evil 7 (20,449), Resident Evil 2 Remake (74,227), and Resident Evil 3 Remake (60,293).
Success is transferring to Twitch, too.
Village reached over 600,000 viewers earlier today, and no huge person was responsible for that number – it’s a mix of both big and small names, suggesting that people exist for the game itself as much as the character.
By the same points of comparison, Resident Evil 7 had a viewership of 224,481 at launch, SullyGnome explains.
The Resident Evil 2 edition peaked at 314,244 viewers, and the RE3 edition peaked at 318,002.
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