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The Resident Evil 2 remake is on track to outsell the original game


 

The remake of Resident Evil 2 has only been out for a few days, but it’s already well on its way to outselling the original game.

As Capcom revealed today in a press release, Resident Evil 2 has sold 3 million copies since it released on January 25th. In comparison, the original game sold 4.96 million copies. Capcom also compared the remake’s sales to those of Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, which saw a similar number of sales at launch and went on to sell 6 million units over time. With the positive word-of-mouth Resident Evil 2 is getting and a bit more time, this re-release is on track to do as well as RE7 and surpass the original game.

Capcom’s press release then revealed a few other interesting stats about how players are choosing to play the game. So far, Leon is the more popular choice for a first playthrough, with 79 percent of players choosing to play as Leon first and Claire second. Players killed 132 million zombies over the weekend, which, Capcom notes, is more than the population of Japan.

Players can check their personal play stats by logging in to the game’s website. Check it out at the link here.

Resident Evil 2 is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Source: Capcom


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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM

The Resident Evil 2 remake is on track to outsell the original game

Capcom has released the first stats for the Resident Evil 2 remake, and they're impressive.

By Emma Schaefer | 01/29/2019 11:30 AM PT

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The remake of Resident Evil 2 has only been out for a few days, but it’s already well on its way to outselling the original game.

As Capcom revealed today in a press release, Resident Evil 2 has sold 3 million copies since it released on January 25th. In comparison, the original game sold 4.96 million copies. Capcom also compared the remake’s sales to those of Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, which saw a similar number of sales at launch and went on to sell 6 million units over time. With the positive word-of-mouth Resident Evil 2 is getting and a bit more time, this re-release is on track to do as well as RE7 and surpass the original game.

Capcom’s press release then revealed a few other interesting stats about how players are choosing to play the game. So far, Leon is the more popular choice for a first playthrough, with 79 percent of players choosing to play as Leon first and Claire second. Players killed 132 million zombies over the weekend, which, Capcom notes, is more than the population of Japan.

Players can check their personal play stats by logging in to the game’s website. Check it out at the link here.

Resident Evil 2 is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Read More

Source: Capcom



About Emma Schaefer

view all posts

Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM