Resident Evil 4 Remake Sales Reach 5 Million, Capcom Announces

Published: July 20, 2023 8:33 AM /


Leon walking down a forested path in Resident Evil 4

Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 4 sales have passed the five million mark.

On its website, the studio suggests that the game's strong sales performance has been driven by "critical acclaim" and "free additional content".

Some of that critical acclaim came from us here at TechRaptor; in his Resident Evil 4 review, Sam Guglielmo praised the game's "fantastic improvements" over the original, as well as the remake's puzzles and exploration.

According to Capcom, this new Resident Evil 4 sales milestone takes the series itself over the 142 million mark. There's more on the way, too, thanks to the upcoming free PlayStation VR2 Resident Evil 4 VR DLC.

Leon fighting off a villager with a knife in Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil 4 modernizes several elements of the 2005 original while staying true to its spirit.

This comes just a few months after Resident Evil 4 hit the 4 million mark back in April. The game had previously managed to achieve 3 million sales within just 2 days on release, so although sales are slowing down, they're clearly still pretty strong.

If you missed out on Resident Evil 4 a few months ago, it's a full remake of the classic 2005 action horror title, complete with new visuals, new gameplay elements, and an expanded story.

New elements include redesigns for many of the characters and enemies, as well as changes to certain areas of the original, a new melee system, and the ability to craft ammunition, healing items, and more.

In addition to strong sales, Resident Evil 4 also managed to achieve widespread critical acclaim. At time of writing, it's sitting at 92% on OpenCritic, with 98% of critics recommending the game.

If you'd like to try it for yourself, you can play Resident Evil 4 right now on PC, PlayStation consoles, and Xbox Series X|S. A free demo of the game is also available to try, although you should be aware that your progress won't carry over into the main game.

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