Capcom also announced that the entire Resident Evil franchise has now pushed 88 million units shipped since the series debuted back in 1996. It also updated the sales performance for Resident Evil 7, confirming that it has reached 6 million copies shipped.
Unsurprisingly, Resident Evil is Capcom’s biggest franchise based on total units shipped.
For comparison, the 1998 original Resident Evil 2 reached 4.96 million in sales during its lifetime, so the new edition is already well on its way to hitting that mark. A big launch week for the Remake was no surprise, as the game’s unique «1-Shot Demo» picked up 4.7 million downloads.
Capcom has faith that the Resident Evil 2 remake will continue to sell well. The company said it believes that the remake can enjoy the kind of «long-term sales» that Resident Evil 7 did.
Looking ahead, Resident Evil 2’s new Ghost Survivors DLC, which is free, launches on February 15. GameSpot’s Resident Evil 2 review called it «a terrifying experience like no other.»
«Resident Evil 2 is not only a stellar remake of the original, but it’s also simply a strong horror game that delivers anxiety-inducing and grotesque situations, topping some of the series’ finest entries,» wrote critic Alessandro Fillari. «But above all, the remake is an impressive game for the fact that it goes all-in on the pure survival horror experience, confidently embracing its horrifying tone and rarely letting up until the story’s conclusion.»
Those who are new to Resident Evil 2 can check out our story recap before diving in. We’ve also put together a helpful guide on how to clear the 4th Survivor bonus game. The remake also makes it easier to unlock the secret Tofu Mode.