Total worldwide shipments and digital sales for the Resident Evil 3 remake surpassed two million five days after its April 3 worldwide release across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam, Capcom announced.
The digital versions of the game accounted for nearly 50 percent of sales “due to promoting Capcom’s digital sales strategy,” which included the release of the “Raccoon City Demo” for Resident Evil 3 and an open beta test for Resident Evil Resistance, which ‘generated attention and a strong reception from fans.’
Capcom also announced that total shipments and digital sales for its January 2019-released Resident Evil 2 remake have surpassed 6.5 million units. It was last reported in February to have moved 5.8 million units as of December 31, 2019.
Here is an overview of the Resident Evil 3 remake and Resident Evil series, via Capcom:
The Resident Evil franchise features survival horror games in which players utilize a variety of weapons and other items to escape terrifying situations. Cumulative sales of the games in the series now total 95 million units (as of December 31, 2019) since the first title debuted in 1996. More than 20 years later, continuous support from the passionate fan base across the globe makes it Capcom’s flagship game series.
The new Resident Evil 3 is a reimagining of the 1999 release of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, which went on to sell a cumulative 3.5 million units. The new game incorporates fresh ideas and utilizes the latest technology, leveraging Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine. 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. Further, the title gives players the chance to enjoy both single player and multiplayer fun with the inclusion of Resident Evil Resistance, an asymmetrical online multiplayer title that was honored with an award in the Future Division of the Japan Game Awards: 2019.