Imogen Donovan by on Dec 11, 2019

Resident Evil 2 Remake sales have eclipsed the original game, announces Capcom

The Resident Evil 2 Remake has exceeded five million units in worldwide sales since its launch, meaning that it has now eclipsed the original game’s commercial success (via Gematsu).

We thought the Resident Evil 2 Remake was splendid. “Resi 2 creeps along at a refreshingly slower pace to contemporary horror games. It's a methodical shuffle through the remnants of society, where every accomplishment—no matter how small—feels like you’ve just one-repped 150KG on the bench,” said Mike, praising the eerie environments and the bombastic action sequences that refreshed and renewed the classic survival horror title. The Resident Evil 2 Remake released in January and, only one month post launch, it began to close in on the original’s sales numbers.

Resident Evil 2 sold 4.96 million units and Resident Evil 2 Remake has sold over five million units. It’s only just overtaken, but it’s still incredible and I’m sure it’s made Capcom very happy indeed. In its Integrated Report 2019, the developer and publisher expressed a desire to “awaken dormant intellectual properties” motivated by the success of Devil May Cry 5 and Resident Evil 2 Remake.

The company had always been cagey about a Resident Evil 3 remake, but then we caught sight of Resident Evil 3 Nemesis cover art on the PlayStation Network. The cat was out of the bag, and yesterday we found out that the rumoured Resident Evil 3 remake will touch down on April 3, 2020.


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Resident Evil 2 (2019)

on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

It’s official: Resident Evil 2 is being remade for modern platforms.

Release Date:

01 January 2018