Resident Evil 4 Sells Over 3 Million Copies in Two Days, a Milestone That Took the Original a Year to Achieve

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Are remakes for Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 on the way? Probably, as Capcom announced today that Resident Evil 4, its latest Resident Evil remake, has managed to sell over 3 million copies in just two days. This is pretty impressive, being that the original Resident Evil 4 took an entire year to reach that level of sales following its release for the Nintendo Gamecube back in 2005. Resident Evil 4 is available now for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, where it’s been praised by PC gamers for its excellent and stutter-free performance. “The Mercenaries” challenge mode will return as part of a free post-launch DLC that will be released on April 7th, 2023, while Resident Evil 4’s VR Mode is currently in development and will also be released as free DLC.

  • The Resident Evil franchise has shipped over 135 million units since the release of the groundbreaking original, which released for the original PlayStation console in 1996.
  • Resident Evil 4 features what Capcom has described as highly immersive visuals, powered by the company’s proprietary RE ENGINE, featuring cutting-edge graphics technology.
  • Capcom says that Resident Evil 4 garnered praise and attention early following the release of the Chainsaw Demo, resulting in worldwide sales of over 3 million units in the first two days after the game’s release.

From a Capcom press release:

Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) today announced that new title Resident Evil 4 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S and PC has sold over 3 million units worldwide.

The Resident Evil franchise features survival horror games in which players utilize a variety of weapons and other items to escape terrifying situations. Cumulative shipments of the games in the series now exceed 135 million units* since the first title debuted in 1996. Now, more than 27 years later, continuous support from the passionate fan base across the globe makes it Capcom’s flagship game series.

Resident Evil 4 is a remake of the original 2005 title. In addition to reworking the story and modernizing the game feel, the 2023 release will provide both fans of the series and newcomers alike with a fresh gameplay experience, featuring highly immersive visuals powered by the cutting-edge graphics technology of Capcom’s proprietary RE ENGINE. Along with securing high scores on online review sites, the title garnered praise and attention following the release of the Chainsaw Demo, in which players could enjoy the opening of the game, resulting in worldwide sales of the title surpassing 3 million units in the first two days after the game’s release.

Capcom remains firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all stakeholders by leveraging its industry-leading game development capabilities in order to create highly entertaining gameplay experiences.

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Tsing Mui
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