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Resident Evil 2 Remake ships 4 million copies

When a remake of Resident Evil 2 was announced in 2015, fan cheered at the aspect of having one of the series best installment re-created in HD. Three years later and after the success of Resident Evil 7, we finally got our first look at RE 2. Met with critical and fan praise at preview events, Resident Evil 2 looked to be an instant success.

Resident Evil 2 Remake ships 4 million copies
Luckily, for Capcom, it was. The Resident Evil 2 Remake was met with critical acclaim. Fan and critics praised the tense, survival gameplay, while also managing to revamp the series for modern times. It led to Resident Evil 2 becoming a commercial success, being the second best selling game in January, just behind Kingdom Hearts 3.

Within its first week, Resident Evil 2 managed to ship over 3 million copies and continued to grow. Today, Capcom announced that Resident Evil 2 Remake has now shipped over 4 million copies and the series has now sold over 90 million units worldwide.

The following was released by the publisher:

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 90 million units* since the first title debuted in 1996. More than 20 years later, continuous support from the passionate fan base across the globe makes it one of Capcom's flagship game series. *As of February 26, 2019

Originally released in 1998, Resident Evil 2 went on to achieve cumulative sales of 4.96 million units, making it the fourth best-selling game in the Resident Evil franchise. In the 2019 release, Capcom used its cutting-edge R&D facilities to build the game completely from the ground up for current-generation game platforms. In addition to visual effects, including detailed, photo-realistic graphics made possible with RE ENGINE, Capcom's proprietary development engine, the title provides players with a fresh horror experience via audio featuring Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 and real-time sound image rendering that utilizes binaural technology. As a result, Resident Evil 2 garnered critical acclaim around the globe from both the media and game players alike, propelling sales to 4 million units worldwide. Further, Capcom released free additional content titled The Ghost Survivors on February 15 in order to provide players of Resident Evil 2 with a longer, more engrossing gameplay experience.

Capcom remains firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all stakeholders by leveraging its industry-leading game development capabilities in order to create highly entertaining gameplay experiences.

For what we thought of the Resident Evil 2 Remake, you check out our review.

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