Resident Evil 3 has shipped more than two million units across all platforms in the five days following its launch earlier this month.
Digital sales comprise nearly half of all sales of the survival horror remake, and the total pushes the cumulative sales of the Resident Evil series over 95 million units since its inception in 1996. Suffice to say, Capcom is pretty pleased. “The new game incorporates fresh ideas and utilizes the latest technology, leveraging Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine,” it said in the press release. “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.”
Josh is one such player, and relayed the “moments of high-calibre mayhem that would send popcorn skittering into the summer aisles” with the wonderfully cheesy conversations between characters who looked like they’ve stopped by Raccoon City after Paris Fashion Week. “If I could pair it with another game, for a draining double-feature, it would be The Last of Us. Think of the atmosphere in Naughty Dog’s game: guilt-stained and sombre, its characters bent under unbearable weight. To which Capcom provides the perfect ironic tonic: when the world will end in flames, we need a supercop,” he said.
Resident Evil 3 is out now for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.