Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 3 Remake has sold 2 million copies worldwide in five days. The new Resident Evil 3 is a reimagining of the 1999 release of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, which went on to sell a cumulative 3.5 million units.
The new game incorporates fresh ideas and utilizes the latest technology, leveraging Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine. In addition to putting a fresh twist on the original’s story and setting, the game boasts new play experiences. Further, the title gives players the chance to enjoy both single player and multiplayer modes. After all, RE3R comes with Resident Evil Resistance.
Moreover, digital versions of the game accounted for nearly 50% of sales due to promoting Capcom’s digital sales strategy. Thanks to this strategy and the free demo, the game’s shipments passed the 2-million-unit mark five days following release.
This achievement comes on the heels of continued sales growth for Resident Evil 2 Remake which now has over 6.5 million sold units.
Capcom is currently working on both Resident Evil 8 and Resident Evil 4 Remake.