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Resident Evil 3 Remake Ships 5 Million Units

Resident Evil 3 Remake Ships 5 Million Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 February 2022 / 1,683 Views

Capcom announced the remake of Resident Evil 3 has shipped over five million units worldwide since it launched in Aril 2020.

"The new Resident Evil 3 is a reimagining of the 1999 release of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, incorporating the latest technology and leveraging Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine to deliver fresh game play experiences for both new fans and those who enjoyed the original," reads the press release from Capcom.

"In addition to winning an Award for Excellence in the Games of the Year Division of the Japan Game Awards: 2021 at Tokyo Game Show 2021 Online last year and garnering positive reviews from fans, the game’s user base steadily grew, driven by a digital promotion strategy that incorporated ongoing pricing measures and a focus on sales of the PC version, leading cumulative global shipments of the game to surpass five million units.

Resident Evil 3 Remake Ships 5 Million Units

"Capcom remains firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all stakeholders by leveraging its industry-leading game development capabilities."

Resident Evil 3 released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on April 3, 2020.


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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13 Comments
thevideogameninja (on 07 February 2022)

Awesome news for Capcom!

Thoroughly enjoyed my time with RE3 and I thought Capcom did a great job adding some new life to this remake while remaining true to what the original game was all about.

The main problem with RE3 is the same one that plagued the original way back in the PS1 days. Namely, that it was the sequel to quite possibly the best game in the franchise if not the best game in all of the survival horror genre. Tough act to follow, indeed.

While it may not be able to surpass the mighty RE2 it was still an amazing ride with a few nice twists and turns thrown in for good measure.

Perhaps the success of these REmakes may signal to Capcom that there is still interest in other entries in the franchise like. Here's hoping we see a Code Veronica in the near future.

-RE-ENTER THE SURVIVAL HORROR NINJA APPROVED-

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NextGen_Gamer thevideogameninja (on 08 February 2022)

YES! Code Veronica and RE4 need to be up next. I would be fairly excited for RE5 as well, as I did enjoy the African setting. RE6 tho ... yeah maybe just leave that one alone haha

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Qwark NextGen_Gamer (on 09 February 2022)

Remake 6 entirely, including the story. Just remake everything all together a new third person resident evil doesn't sound too bad a d RE 6 had some interesting ideas.

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NextGen_Gamer Qwark (on 09 February 2022)

So ... make an entirely new third-person RE game but just it RE6? I like it hahahah

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Machina (on 08 February 2022)

Its sales have slowed down considerably; it's now consistently selling at a slower rate than RE2 Remake (300k v 400k last quarter, 200k v 300k the quarter before that).

5 million does lift it to 8th in the series ranking though, and it'll soon be 7th.

Here's the series' top 10 sellers:
1st - Resident Evil 5 - 12.80 million
2nd - Resident Evil 4 - 11.40 million
3rd - Resident Evil 6 - 10.40 million
4th - Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - 10.20 million
5th - Resident Evil 2 Remake - 9.30 million
6th - Resident Evil 8: Village - 5.70 million
7th - Resident Evil - 5.08 million
8th - Resident Evil 3 Remake - 5.00 million
9th - Resident Evil 2 (Original) - 4.96 million
10th - Resident Evil Zero - 4.45 million

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NextGen_Gamer Machina (on 09 February 2022)

Can you fill out that list with every other mainline entry? You can leave out the Survivor and other weird games lol

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Machina NextGen_Gamer (on 09 February 2022)

That pretty much is all the mainline ones other than 3. Here's a complete list:

1st - Resident Evil 5 - 12.80 million
2nd - Resident Evil 4 - 11.40 million
3rd - Resident Evil 6 - 10.40 million
4th - Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - 10.20 million
5th - Resident Evil 2 Remake - 9.30 million
6th - Resident Evil 8: Village - 5.70 million
7th - Resident Evil - 5.08 million
8th - Resident Evil 3 Remake - 5.00 million
9th - Resident Evil 2 (Original) - 4.96 million
10th - Resident Evil Zero - 4.45 million
11th - Resident Evil Remake - 4.45 million
12th - Resident Evil 3: Nemesis - 3.50 million
13th - Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - 2.90 million
14th - Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City - 2.60 million
15th - Resident Evil - Code: Veronica - 2.54 million
16th - Resident Evil: Revelations - 2.20 million
17th - Resident Evil Outbreak - 1.45 million
18th - The Umbrella Chronicles - 1.30 million

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NextGen_Gamer Machina (on 10 February 2022)

Thank you man! I was really curious where the RE1 Remake on GameCube fell, the original RE3 Nemesis and of course Code: Veronica. I'm assuming the Code: Veronica sales are not just the original Dreamcast version, but also Code: Veronica X on the PS2 and GameCube?

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Machina NextGen_Gamer (on 10 February 2022)

Correct, it's both versions.

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NextGen_Gamer Machina (on 11 February 2022)

It's a shame that one didn't sell better. Almost every big RE fan I know will put Code: Veronica in their top 3 or 4 games in the series, yet it only places 15th in sales for the franchise. Heck, Operation Racoon City sold more!?!

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Hiku (on 08 February 2022)

That's a couple million more than I expected. Very solid performance, and I had a good time playing through the game. Wish there was an additional area or two from the original that I was missing in the remake, but overall it was fun.

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DonFerrari (on 08 February 2022)

Congratulations for the good sales, I need to buy it.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 08 February 2022)

Please release the nemesis edition already haha

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