Capcom shipped 2m copies of Resident Evil 3 Remake in first five days

Capcom shipped 2m copies of Resident Evil 3 Remake in first five days

Japanese publisher Capcom has reportedly shipped two million copies of the newly-released Resident Evil 3 Remake.

That's according to a post on the company's investor relations page, in which the firm claimed
to have sold-in this many units over the title's first five days after release. Capcom also says that the Resident Evil franchise has sold more than 95m copies since its debut in 1996. 

The remake of Resident Evil 3 was made by a new Capcom-backed developer called M-Two, which is being headed up by Platinum vet Tatsuya Minami

The original Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, which was released in 1999, sold 3.5m units over its lifetime meaning that the remake is potentially half-way to outstripping the title it is based on.

2019's Resident Evil 2 Remake outsold the original 1998 game by the end of December 2019, after selling 5.8m copies. That game has now shipped 6.5m copies, according to Capcom. 

On Steam, Resident Evil 3 remake has likely sold in the region of one million copies based on the number of reviews it has at the time of writing. The title appeared second and third places in the Steam charts on the week of its release

There are reports that Capcom is launching Resident Evil 8 in the 2021 financial year, while new rumours are circulating that the Japanese publisher is remaking 2005's iconic Resident Evil 4, too.

Last year we caught up with Capcom's UK marketing director Antoine Molant to discuss how the publisher has got its mojo back on PC with releases likes Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry 5 and Monster Hunter World

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