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Resident Evil 4 Remake Debuts in 1st on the UK Retail Charts, Sales 29% Bigger Than Original

Resident Evil 4 Remake Debuts in 1st on the UK Retail Charts, Sales 29% Bigger Than Original - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 27 March 2023 / 3,852 Views

The remake of Resident Evil 4 has debuted in first place on the UK retail charts, according to GfK data for the week ending March 25, 2023.

Sales for the remake of Resident Evil 4 were 29 percent bigger than the original game on the GameCube, which launched in March 2005. Sales are 38 percent higher than the 2020 Resident Evil 3 remake, 38 percent lower than the 2019 Resident Evil 2 remake, and 23 percent lower than 2021's Resident Evil Village.

The remake of Resident Evil 4 was the only remake in the Resident Evil series to outsell the launch of its original. Its launch sales were also 250 percent higher than the Dead Space remake.

Hogwarts Legacy has remained second place with sales down 31 percent. FIFA 23 was narrowly behind in third place, which saw sales rise 11 percent. 

WWE 2K23 fell to fourth place in its second week with sales down 58 percent. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II rises up to sixth place with sales up 40 percent. Super Mario Odyssey is in seventh place with sales up 16 percent.

Here are the top 10 best-selling titles for the week:

  1. Resident Evil 4 Remake - NEW
  2. Hogwarts Legacy
  3. FIFA 23
  4. WWE 2K23
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
  7. Super Mario Odyssey
  8. God of War: Ragnarök
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Minecraft (NS)

Thanks, GamesIndustry.

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 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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SuperNintend0rk (on 28 March 2023)

I'm surprised RE4 sold less than RE2 and Village, but still impressive that it's the only REmake to outsell the original.

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Blood_Tears SuperNintend0rk (on 28 March 2023)

I am the opposite as I am not surprised by this as Capcom is mostly digital now with over 90% digital ratio now and these UK charts are physical only.

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SuperNintend0rk Blood_Tears (on 28 March 2023)

Oh true I forgot that these charts are physical only. This could be the best debut for any RE game then.

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Kakadu18 SuperNintend0rk (on 30 March 2023)

Worldwide it is the third biggest debut behind RE6 and RE5.

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SuperNintend0rk Kakadu18 (on 30 March 2023)

Oh really? Those are easily my least favourite mainline games so that makes me a little sad.

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Kakadu18 SuperNintend0rk (on 30 March 2023)

RE5 was the first multiplat launch in the franchise with 4mil in the first few days after it's western launch and RE6 was heavily overshipped with 4.5mil day one. RE4 Remake shipped 3mil in 2 days whereas RE2 Remake shipped 3mil in 4 days.

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SuperNintend0rk Kakadu18 (on 30 March 2023)

I could tolerate RE5 having the best debut but RE6 deserves to rot in a dumpster lol

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