Resident Evil 3 Remake Sales 2 Million Units

Resident Evil 3 Remake Ships 2 Million Units Worldwide Five Days After Release

Resident Evil 3 Remake has shipped 2 million units worldwide five days after its release. This information comes directly from the official Capcom website. Capcom also noted that “digital versions of the game accounted for nearly 50% of sales..” The company says that Capcom’s digital sales strategy played a large part in this. [Thanks, Alex Aniel!]

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The original title, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, sold a cumulative 3.5 million units. Regarding their mentioned digital sales strategy, both the playable demo and the Resident Evil: Resistance open test beta are mentioned in the official statement as having generated a strong reception from fans. Resistance is an asymmetrical horror title that comes bundled when bought with Resident Evil 3 Remake.

In comparison, Resident Evil 2 Remake (released in January 2019) has shipped over 6.5 million units cumulatively. Capcom says this “demonstrates their success in leveraging its wealth of popular IPs in modern iterations.”

Recently, Capcom released a survey to gauge interest in potential remakes. In addition to this, a rumor has popped up regarding a potential Resident Evil 4 Remake being currently in the works. It is understood that the Capcom backed studio M-Two, the team that contributed to work on Resident Evil 3 Remake, will be spearheading this project.

Resident Evil 3 is available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.


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