Resident Evil 5 released

Resident Evil 5, known in Japan as Biohazard 5, is a survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom.

The game is the seventh installment in the Resident Evil survival horror series, and was released on March 5, 2009 in Japan and on March 13, 2009 in America and Europe for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Polish games publisher CD Projekt stated in an interview that they expect a Windows version of the game in the second half of 2009. Resident Evil 5 revolves around Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar as they investigate a terrorist threat in Kijuju, a fictional town in Africa.

Within its first three weeks of release, the game sold over 2 million units worldwide and became the highest selling game of the franchise in the United Kingdom. As of June 1, 2009, Resident Evil 5 has sold 5 million copies worldwide since launch, becoming the best selling single title in the series.