2019 is going to be a fantastic year for the gaming community. We’re still in January and we’ve already seen the launches of some of the most highly-anticipated games of all time – namely, the Resident Evil 2 remake and Kingdom Hearts 3.
In Japan both titles released on the same day, 25th January 2019, but KH3 absolutely slayed RE2 in sales numbers.
According to stats from 4Gamer, Resident Evil 2 has sold 252,848 units in its first week, whereas Kingdom Hearts 3 has sold an eye-watering 610,077.
Both seriously impressive numbers for the first week of sales, but Square Enix has absolutely dominated, which isn’t too surprising as fans have been waiting for the third instalment in the Kingdom Hearts franchise since 2005.
Kingdom Hearts 3 sold 610, 077 in Japan since launch; the best result for the series since Kingdom Hearts 2 in 2005 (737.652 FW)
Resident Evil 2 secures the #2 spot right behind KH3 with 252.848 units
— Nibel (@Nibellion) January 30, 2019
It’s a great time to be a console gamer right now, and fans are absolutely loving the nostalgia hit that’s been so kindly given to us from Capcom and Square Enix.
Currently crying over Resident Evil 2 AND Kingdom Hearts III.?#childhood
— Neekis (@MentalSymphony_) January 30, 2019
Resident Evil 2
Kingdom Hearts 3
Snow day and I’m off until Friday pic.twitter.com/vCSU2lN5Yu
— Meech (@OMeechie) January 30, 2019
GameByte reviewed Resident Evil 2 and you can check out our thoughts in the video below!
If you think that’s it for amazing games this year then you’re going to be pleasantly surprised. Some of the most exciting games of all time are dropping in the next few weeks alone, including the likes of The Division 2, Metro Exodus and Far Cry New Dawn.
Rumour also suggests we might see the swan song of the PlayStation 4, which is likely to be either Naughty Dog’s The Last Of Us Part 2 or Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding.
What are you most looking forward to this year?
Featured Image Credit: Square Enix.