Capcom Co.’s Resident Evil 6 for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 ranked in the top 25 pre-order sales at Best Buy Co. Inc.’s online division this week due to building demand.
This week, the Resident Evil 6 Xbox 360 SKU ranked as the No. 18 best-selling pre-order product at BestBuy.com’s Video Games division.
The PS3 SKU ranked at No. 21 in the same period.
Resident Evil 6, to be sold Oct. 2, will feature a single-player and co-op campaign mode to include Leon S. Kennedy and Chris Redfield, in addition to new characters in a dramatic global horror crisis.
In a multi-story arc, Leon S. Kennedy confronts an infected President of the United States, while Chris Redfield arrives in China under the threat of a bioterrorist attack.
New features in Resident Evil 6 include play between three main characters, Leon S. Kennedy, Chris Redfiend, and Jake Muller. Each character will have a unique gameplay tone.
In addition, the title will include single-player or co-op play offline or online.
Zombies can now run, jump, and use weapons, while new enemies called the Chrysalide can undergo a full metamorphosis to spawn new monsters.
This week, customers who pre-order Resident Evil 6 will receive The High Seas Fortress, an exclusive stage for the Mercenaries mode.
The Resident Evil video game franchise has sold more than 47 million copies worldwide to date. The live action movies have grossed more than $525 million in global markets.