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Resident Evil 2 Remake Tops 5 Million Sold, Surpasses Original PS1 Version

Resident Evil 2 Remake Tops 5 Million Sold, Surpasses Original PS1 Version - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 11 December 2019 / 2,472 Views

Capcom announced the remake of Resident Evil 2 has sold more than five million units worldwide. This is more than the original PlayStation version sold, which sold 4.96 million units. 

The remake of Resident Evil 2 launched for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC in January 2019. The original launched for the PlayStation in January 2018. 

Earlier this week Capcom announced a remake of Resident Evil 3. It will launch on April 3, 2020 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC via Steam.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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8 Comments
StreaK (on 11 December 2019)

Honestly, this game deserves to have 10 million sold by now based on how freaking good the game turned out. Some of the most intense gaming moments I have ever experienced in any game. In fact, the entire feel of this game is like night and day compared to something like RE4. This is pure horror, so based on this fact alone I would say that 5 million is very very well done indeed and especially since it's a remake. No doubt the game alienates a huge target audience and more sales potential in exchange in making a truly awesome gaming experience. And that is exactly what Capcom has accomplished here.
With RE2 it's like, screw sales and let's make something GOOD. Yet, they still got the sales AND made something fantastic!

I truly hope there's at least another million coming. No doubt the horror aspect and difficulty scared off a lot of potential buyers. They rather just watch it on youtube. In comparison to this, RE4 and RE5 feel like walks in the park.

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Mospeada21CA StreaK (on 11 December 2019)

RE2 Remake was like a walk in a haunted house, but much scarier due to the outbreak.
RE4 was like a walk through a Spanish village, but more intense due to the crazies.
RE5 was like a walk in the safaris of Africa, but Chris was on steroids and Sheva never stopped talking.
I love my Resident Evils.

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StreaK StreaK (on 11 December 2019)

You betcha!

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TruckOSaurus (on 11 December 2019)

"The original launched for the PlayStation in January 2018. " should say 1998.

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DonFerrari (on 11 December 2019)

Very much deserved.

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