What're ye buyin'? The Resident Evil 4 remake, apparently, if Capcom's recently-revealed sales figures are anything to go by. The Japanese gaming giant has announced that sales for the game have topped 3 million within just two days on sale, suggesting that there's a bright future in store both for the Resident Evil franchise and for potential future remakes.
In a press release, Capcom announces not only that Resident Evil 4 has crossed the 3 million sales mark in its first two days, but also that the Resident Evil series has cumulatively shipped over 135 million units since 1996. The studio credits "continuous support from the passionate fanbase" as the principal reason for the franchise's continued success.
When it comes to strong Resident Evil 4 sales, Capcom attributes the game's success to "high scores on online review sites", as well as increased praise and fan attention following the release of the Chainsaw Demo. Let that be a lesson to any developer that's reticent to release a demo before launching a game, eh?
We got our first look at the Resident Evil 4 remake in June 2022, when it was first teased during the Sony State of Play presentation, along with a reveal for its release date of March 24th. Subsequent trailers revealed that the game would espouse a more gritty, down-to-earth interpretation of the 2005 original, which was pretty campy and over-the-top. The game also emphasizes the survival horror aspect of Resident Evil, as opposed to the original's more action-oriented direction.
You can check out Resident Evil 4 right now on PC, PlayStation consoles, and Xbox Series X|S. The game doesn't appear to be coming to Xbox One anytime soon, but we do know that it'll be getting a free VR mode for PlayStation VR2 in the future (although seemingly not for PC VR devices). Stay tuned for all the latest Resident Evil news.