Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 remake has set the standard for what a remake should be, and the number of units shipped is almost as impressive as the title itself.
Revealing the huge number in a press announcement, Capcom celebrated reaching over four million shipped units of the game since its release a month ago.
Putting that into perspective – the last main-canon Resident Evil title, RE7, didn’t hit 3.5 million shipped units until three months after launch.
Resident Evil 2 Remake has now passed 4 million units shipped since its launch in January.
That’s a much faster pace than Resident Evil 7 sold. It took RE7 almost 3 months to hit 3.5 million units shipped.
Franchise total shipments for Resident Evil now sit at 90 million units pic.twitter.com/kSQ6fzgABF
— Benji-Sales (@BenjiSales) February 27, 2019
It’s official — Thanks to all of you, we’ve shipped 4 million units of RE2 worldwide! To celebrate, we’re presenting a roundtable with some of the RE2 devs: https://t.co/d0lTCxtI6Z
Thanks so much for playing RE2!#re2 #capcom
— Capcom Dev 1 (@dev1_official) February 27, 2019
The news isn’t too surprising, as the RE2 remake absolutely floored players both new to the series and seasoned veterans. Revisiting the classic 1998 survival horror but adding in new gameplay elements and making the most of the RE Engine, made this game an instant classic.
This is amazing!
4 million Resident Evil 2 units have shipped worldwide!
Thanks so much for playing, and sharing your love and passion for the series. <3 pic.twitter.com/7M9O8mUo8K
— Kat (@ImKatastrophe) February 27, 2019
Thanks to the success of Resident Evil 2, people are clamouring for a remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. Let’s face it, with such a bonafide cash-cow on its hands, Capcom would be mad to gloss over a Nemesis remake.
? Resident Evil 3 Nemesis Remake
— Kode Kaldwin ? (@kodekaldwin) February 21, 2019
me: we need a Resident Evil 3 Nemesis remake
— Kode Kaldwin ? (@kodekaldwin) February 24, 2019
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