Gamezine: First day sales of Resident Evil 5 are in from Japan. The game sold four times as much on the PlayStation 3.
According to Ameblo.jp Resident Evil 5 sold 278,000 on its first day in Japan.
What's more incredible is that Resident Evil 5 has beaten launch day sales of Resident Evil 4. The game sold 117,000 copies on the Gamecube in January 2005 and 145,000 copies on the PlayStation 2 in December 2005.