Capcom's survival horror game Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has now shipped over 4 million copies worldwide. The milestone is proudly displayed on the game's official website.

By all measures, 4 million copies shipped is a solid number. However, it's far below the publisher's expectations. Capcom expected Resident Evil 7 to reach that milestone at the end of March earlier this year, especially after stellar reviews from critics. But it took the game an additional seven months to finally hit the mark.

Capcom is expecting Resident Evil 7 to ship 10 million copies in its lifetime. Based on how things are going so far, it looks like it's going to take an incredible push for the game to reach that milestone when all is said and done.

The lower-than-expected sales numbers probably had to do with Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6, which both fared poorly and left a bad taste in everyone's mouths. The series reached a high point with Resident Evil 4, which featured a more action-packed gameplay. Unfortunately, Capcom fell in love with that premise, eschewing all the good things that made the series what it is in favor of more gunplay.

With Resident Evil 7, Capcom looked to recapture that old magic that catapulted the series to the top of the survival horror genre. And they did just that by once again prioritizing exploration and puzzle-solving and keeping gunplay in the background.

Next up for Resident Evil 7 are two DLC packs: the Not A Hero free DLC, which centers on fan-favorite Chris Redfield, and the End of Zoe paid DLC, which comes with a $15 price tag. Both DLC packs will arrive on December 12.

Resident Evil 7: Gold Edition will also release on December 12. It includes the End of Zoe DLC and the previously released DLC packs Banned Footage Volume 1 and Banned Footage Volume 2. Maybe these new goodies will give the game a huge boost, enough to make that 10-million lifetime mark a reality.