Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 2 Remake sales have crossed 4 million units worldwide across Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
The news comes a month after the game launched on January 25. It was previously announced that the game has shipped over three million units in the first-week meaning that one million units were sold in last three weeks.
In addition to the RE2 sales, Capcom announced that the total sales of the Resident Evil franchise have crossed 90 million units since the series debuted in 1996. This is up from 88 million units reported in January 2019.
The original Resident Evil 2 game released in 1998 achieving sales milestone of 4.96 million copies making it the fourth best selling game in the series which the remake is very likely to surpass.
Here’s what the Capcom had to say about the remake:
In the 2019 release, Capcom used its cutting-edge R&D facilities to build the game completely from the ground up for current-generation game platforms. In addition to visual effects, including detailed, photo-realistic graphics made possible with RE ENGINE, Capcom’s proprietary development engine, the title provides players with a fresh horror experience via audio featuring Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 and real-time sound image rendering that utilizes binaural technology.
As a result, Resident Evil 2 garnered critical acclaim around the globe from both the media and game players alike, propelling sales to 4 million units worldwide. Further, Capcom released free additional content titled The Ghost Survivors on February 15 in order to provide players of Resident Evil 2 with a longer, more engrossing gameplay experience.
The game is a masterpiece and 99% critics recommend it on Opencritic. If you have finished the story then it’s time to head back as the new Resident Evil 2 update has arrived which brings the free DLC called Ghost Survivors.
Modders have also released mods for RE2 Remake. The best one is the first person mod, which is something that Resident Evil 7 fans miss very much and it’s finally possible in the remake. However, cutscenes will still be in third-person.
Nintendo Switch players are also in luck as Capcom has confirmed that Resident Evil 0, 1, and 4 are coming to Nintendo Switch via the eShop starting May 21. Resident Evil 4 excites me the most and it’ll be really fun to play it during travels. These games will come as separate digital downloads.
North American Switch owners will be able to grab Resident Evil Origins Collection (RE 1 and 0) from retailers. More details will be shared soon.
RE 2 Remake is now available to play on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.