In the five days following its launch Resident Evil 3 Remake has managed to sell a rather impressive amount of copies. Digital sales comprise nearly half of all sales for the new horror title. The adventures of Jill Valentine and Carlos have exploded in popularity, with more than two million copies of the game sold in just the first few days of launch.
Capcom is obviously very happy with this turnout. “The new game incorporates fresh ideas and utilizes the latest technology, leveraging Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine,” it said in the press release. “In addition to putting a fresh twist on the original’s story and setting, the game boasts new play experiences even for fans who played the predecessor.”
The inclusion of much more polished gameplay and visual experience in the remake helps a lot. And the difficulty curve and overall experience felt really well-balanced overall. The battles with the various bosses offered plenty of fun and challenge to whet the appetite of any hardened RE veteran. The multiplayer mode included with Resident Evil Resistance offers a bit more bite to the whole meal as well.
This puts the remake in a prime position to take over the sales of the original game by a wide margin. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis released in 1999 and went on to sell around 3.5 million units. It may not outsell the previous remake though, although it’s probably too early to say for sure. Resident Evil 2 Remake has sold a total of 6.5 million units.
Resident Evil 3 is out now for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.