According to new figures launched by Capcom, this 12 months’s excellent Resident Evil 2 remake has now sold more copies than the PlayStation original’s lifetime gross sales.

Squirrelled away in Capcom Japan’s launch date announcement for the freshly unveiled Resident Evil 3 remake is phrase that, as of 4th December 2019, the acclaimed Resident Evil 2 redo has sold “more than 5 million units” on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 since launching in January.

By distinction, the original Resident Evil 2, which initially launched in January 1998 on the first PlayStation, has sold 4.96 million items based on Capcom’s official figures, inserting it at quantity seven in the writer’s listing of best-selling titles.

Even so, regardless of the Resident Evil 2 remake’s undoubted success, it nonetheless sits someway behind different entries in Capcom’s enduring survival horror collection.

The writer’s most up-to-date figures (right as of September 2019), reveal that 2017’s glorious Resident Evil 7 has sold 6.eight million items, whereas Resident Evil 6 scored even greater with gross sales of seven.4m items on original launch, not together with newer variations.

2009’s Resident Evil 5, in the meantime, sold 7.5+ million items, making it the best-selling entry in the collection up to now – and Capcom’s second best-selling title ever. The primary spot, for those who’re curious, goes to Monster Hunter: World, which has up to now managed to promote 14.1m items.

In distinction to the 4.96 million gross sales success of the original Resident Evil 2, its follow-up, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, solely managed a relatively modest 3.5m items on PlayStation since its launch in 1999. As such, it will be fascinating to see how the Resident Evil 3 remake fares as compared in terms of PS4, Xbox One, and PC on third April subsequent 12 months.

While the original may not be the most beloved entry in the collection, something may occur now Capcom has revealed its multiplayer mode will function a personality known as Martin Sandwich.

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