Resident Evil 3, which released on April 2nd of this year, has hit the 2 million mark for the number of copies sold within five days of release. An impressive feat for a video game!
According to a press release from Capcom, "Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) today announced that shipments of Resident Evil 3 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, and PC exceeded 2 million units worldwide five days following release."
Capcom also stated that nearly 50% of the sales were digital, emphasizing on Capcom's digital sales strategy.
Resident Evil 3 is a reimagining of the 1999 game, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, which sold a cumulative amount of 3.5 million copies. This puts the new Resident Evil 3 game at over 50% of the total sold of the original within its first week of release.
With Resident Evil 3 doing such a great job, there are rumors that a remake of Resident Evil 4 is reportedly in development!
Have you played the Resident Evil 3 remake?