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.