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Resident Evil 3 Remake Sales Top 2 Million Units in 5 Days, Resident Evil 2 Remake Tops 6.5 Million

Resident Evil 3 Remake Sales Top 2 Million Units in 5 Days, Resident Evil 2 Remake Tops 6.5 Million - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 April 2020 / 2,561 Views

Capcom announced the Resident Evil 3 remake has shipped over two million units in the five days following its April 3 worldwide release. The figure also includes digital sales. 

The digital version of the game accounted for just under 50 percent of the games "due to promoting Capcom's digital sales strategy."The strategy included the release of the Raccoon City Demo for the remake of Resident Evil 3 and an open beta test for the multiplayer portion of the game, Resident Evil Resistance.

Capcom also announced total shipments for the Resident Evil 2 remake have surpassed 6.5 million units worldwide. The figure includes digital sales. This figure is also up from 5.8 million as of December 31, 2019.


"The Resident Evil franchise features survival horror games in which players utilize a variety of weapons and other items to escape terrifying situations," reads the announcement post from Capcom. "Cumulative sales of the games in the series now total 95 million units [as of December 31, 2019] since the first title debuted in 1996. More than 20 years later, continuous support from the passionate fan base across the globe makes it Capcom's flagship game series.

"The new Resident Evil 3 is a reimagining of the 1999 release of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, which went on to sell a cumulative 3.5 million units. The new game incorporates fresh ideas and utilizes the latest technology, leveraging Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine. In addition to putting a fresh twist on the original’s story and setting, the game boasts new play experiences even for fans who played the predecessor. Further, the title gives players the chance to enjoy both single player and multiplayer fun with the inclusion of Resident Evil Resistance, an asymmetrical online multiplayer title that was honored with an award in the Future Division of the Japan Game Awards: 2019."

Resident Evil 3 remake is available now for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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SanAndreasX (on 13 April 2020)

Wonder how it compares to FF7R.

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shikamaru317 (on 13 April 2020)

I believe that Res 2 Remake sold 3m in the first week, so sales are down by about 33%%. It's to be expected, physical sales are down right now because of Covid, plus the original Res 3 was nowhere near as popular or well received as the original Res 2.

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Jranation shikamaru317 (on 13 April 2020)

But the article says it includes digital

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shikamaru317 shikamaru317 (on 13 April 2020)

Pretty sure the Res 2 Remake 3m figure also included digital.

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DonFerrari (on 13 April 2020)

That seem plenty good sales.

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