Resident Evil 2 Remake has failed to beat Resident Evil 7 in first week sales according to UK charts. Capcom’s RE 2 Remake is the first biggest release of 2019 and its one-shot demo was downloaded by over 2 million players telling us that it will have the best sales in the history of the Resident Evil series but the actual results are different.
According to the reports, Resident Evil 2 Remake sales are 18% less than of RE7 which released in 2017. The thing to note is that RE7 released on a Tuesday while the remake released on a Friday which tells us that there’s a difference of tracking period. This data also doesn’t include the digital sales of the remake.
Despite coming second to RE7, Capcom’s newest remake debuted at the top of UK sales charts. Interestingly the original Resident Evil 2 released in 1998 and also debuted at number one spot confirming the love of fans towards this special entry in the series.
Moving forward, the stats also reveal that Resident Evil 2 was mostly played on PlayStation 4 followed by Xbox One. About 74% of these sale numbers in the UK preferred to play on PlayStation 4.
As for the UK sales chart, Super Mario Bros U was dethroned by Resident Evil and it’s now at the four spot this week. Red Dead Redemption 2 came second on the UK sales chart followed by Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 at number three.
Once again, Grand Theft Auto V made its way back to the top ten and currently stands at number 9 spot even after five years of release.
You can check out the official top ten standings in the UK sales chart below.
- Resident Evil 2
- Shootin’ Tootin’ Cowboy Rootin’
- Call of Duty Black Ops 4
- New Super Mario Bros. Ultimate Deluxe
- FIFA 19
- Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Grand Theft Auto 5
- Crash Trilogy
Resident Evil 2 Remake is overall a huge success and we have to appreciate the effort that Capcom has put inside it to make it feel like a brand new game. Now, this brings us to the possibility of Resident Evil 3 Remake which is in high demand by fans of the series.
By looking at all the success of the recent remake, it looks like RE3 can really happen and it could be even already in development. Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi has already confirmed that there’s a huge demand for Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake on PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One.