Resident Evil 2 Remake has proved not only that Capcom is back with a bang but also that the market is ripe for horror games with scarce resources.
In an official announcement made earlier today, Capcom revealed that the much-appreciated Resident Evil 2 Remake has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide as of December 4. Take note that the original Resident Evil 2 was released in January 1998 and took nearly a decade to amass just about 5 million sales across multiple platforms including PlayStation, Dreamcast, GameCube, Nintendo 64, and PC. In comparison, the remake has managed to achieve the same number of sales but within a year across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
The Resident Evil series has garnered high praise from both fans and the media internationally, with Resident Evil 2, a remake released in January of this year, achieving more than 5 million units in sales.
Within a few days into release, Resident Evil 2 Remake had already broken ground with sales crossing 3 million copies sold worldwide, which was more than what Resident Evil 7 had achieved at launch. In addition to a number of other milestones and accolades, the game has also been honored with “Ultimate Game of the Year” at the annual iteration of the Golden Joystick Awards — the highest award given to games released in 2019.
It was known fairly early into release that Capcom would find great success with Resident Evil 2 Remake. This was not just any standard remake, or remaster for that matter. The love and passion poured into the game by Capcom was evident from how beautifully (and carefully) the developer had overhauled a classic. The game not only features immense improvements in graphics but also gameplay, meaning that those old rigid controls and camera issues have been dealt with.
This does call for a celebration at Capcom headquarters. For those sitting at home, you can start by checking out this mod that strips down Mr. X to just a thong. You won’t be peeking around corners anymore.
Resident Evil 2 Remake is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC for those who missed out or were waiting for the current Christmas season to avail special discounts. Consider getting its add-on pack as well, which unlocks all in-game rewards instantly. That’s unless you’re fine with completing in-game challenges to net the same rewards to make things easier in Raccoon City.