Resident Evil 4 VR has quickly become the fastest-selling game on the Meta Quest 2, and that's not all -- The Mercenaries add-on has been confirmed for the VR version of the game and will be arriving next year.
The Meta Quest 2 has proven to be a popular VR platform, outselling all other Oculus headsets in its first six months and selling more than 10 million units in about a year. That popularity is partially driven by killer software such as Resident Evil 4 VR (which is pretty good in its own right) -- and this VR version of a popular Capcom game has quickly become the fastest-selling app on the platform.
Resident Evil 4 VR Sales Break Records on Meta Quest 2
As UploadVR reports, Resident Evil 4 VR sales have been pretty damn good. It hasn't just become the fastest-selling Meta Quest 2 app to date -- it managed to hit this milestone in just one week.
"Resident Evil 4 has become the fastest-selling app in the history of Quest**, and we were honored to see it receive a “Best of VR” nomination at The Game Awards alongside other incredible 2021 releases," read a blog post on the Quest 2 website (via UploadVR).
This sales milestone was based on the gross sales in the first week of launch. It's unclear exactly how many units this game has sold, but it goes to show that big-name games can still make a splash in the walled garden of the Meta Quest 2. That's great news for Meta, especially since it has announced GTA: San Andreas is coming to the Meta Quest 2 (and other GTA games may be on the way, too).
Resident Evil 4 VR: The Mercenaries Add-On Confirmed
Aside from the fantastic sales, the Resident Evil 4 VR: The Mercenaries add-on has been confirmed by Meta. That's certainly good news for anyone who may have been concerned that the bonus content in Resident Evil 4 might be left by the wayside in the VR version.
The Mercenaries is a minigame in Resident Evil 4 that can be unlocked by completing the main game on any difficulty. Players are tasked with killing enemies to score as many points as possible before an evacuation chopper arrives; should they survive, their performance will be ranked on a 5-star system.
When is the Resident Evil 4 VR: The Mercenaries Release Date?
The Resident Evil 4 VR: The Mercenaries release date will be sometime in 2022; a more specific release date has not yet been announced.
This intriguing game mode will be arriving as a free update for all owners of the game. You can buy Resident Evil 4 VR for the Meta Quest 2 at the price of $39.99 or your regional equivalent via the Meta Quest Store; otherwise, you can buy Resident Evil 4 for PC and consoles at prices ranging from $7.99-$19.99 via its official website.