The incredible success of Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 Remake has helped the franchise achieve an impressive feat.
Capcom’s Resident Evil is one of the most beloved franchises in the video games industry. Its Resident Evil 2 Remake is a near-perfect upgrade despite having some drawbacks fans refuse to admit, its valley to the Bakers is a terrifying love letter to horror, and it could be about to take over Hollywood with a cinematic reboot to make us all forget about the woeful Paul W.S Anderson and Mila Jovovich “blockbusters”. The series has also established itself as Capcom’s most popular and successful series by surpassing 90 million sales.
Games Industry reports that the Resident Evil 2 Remake has shipped four million units worldwide since its launch, and that the franchise has now surpassed 90 million sales in total since its debut in 1996 (this is up from 88 million units back in January). Capcom’s remake is also currently the fastest-selling game in the UK this year ahead of its AAA competitors Kingdom Hearts 3, Far Cry New Dawn, and the mind-numbingly boring Anthem.
The publisher celebrated the success of the Resident Evil 2 Remake on Twitter by thanking the community and uploading an interesting roundtable discussion between the development team on YouTube.
It’s official — Thanks to all of you, we’ve shipped 4 million units of RE2 worldwide! To celebrate, we’re presenting a roundtable with some of the RE2 devs: https://t.co/d0lTCxtI6Z
Thanks so much for playing RE2!#re2 #capcom
— Capcom Dev 1 (@dev1_official) February 27, 2019