But this is still 500k short of the bullish 4m target set by Capcom itself prior to the game's release in January this year (thanks, Gematsu).
Resident Evil 7 topped the UK charts with the third-best launch for the franchise in terms of week-one sales, behind only Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6.
Elsewhere, Capcom managed to shift 1m copies of Resident Evil 6 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and 1.7m copies of Monster Hunter XX - only available in Japan.
Xbox One exclusive Dead Rising 4 sold less than a million copies, meanwhile. This missed its sales target by some margin - Capcom had previously projected 2m sales.