A few days after the release of the Resident Evil 4 remake, Capcom unveiled the sales results for its latest game. The Japanese developer has many reasons to be happy.
After online reviews of Resident Evil 4 Remake, it was almost certain that the updated game from 2005 would generate great interest among gamers. We didn’t have to wait long for a confirmation. Just eight hours after release, the game was simultaneously played by 116,000 people on Steam, breaking Resident Evil Village’s previous record of 106,000. The excellent launch of the game on the Valve platform is not the only reason for Capcom’s satisfaction.
- The Japanese developer and publisher has shared the sales results of the updated version of the game. It turns out that Resident Evil 4 Remake moved 3 million units in two days.
- Additionally, Capcom has updated sales results for the entire series. During the 27 year history of the resident Evil franchise players have purchased more than 135 million copies of video games belonging to this iconic universe.
The results above, while impressive, should surprise no one. Almost all the previous episodes of the series enjoyed great popularity. For example, Resident Evil 2 Remake took a week to sell 3 million copies. Resident Evil VII: Biohazard needed a little more time, 14 days, to achieve such a result. The same situation occurred in the case of the updated version of RE3. While Village needed 3-4 days to reach 3 million units sold.