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Resident Evil 2 remake has shipped 10m copies

Resident Evil 2 remake has shipped 10m copies

The remake of 1997's Resident Evil 2 has shipped more than ten million copies since its release.

The milestone was announced on Twitter by Japanese publishing giant Capcom's Dev 1 team, which said that the game had shifted this many copies between its January 25th, 2019 release and July 14th of this year.

"We did it!" Dev 1 wrote on Twitter.

In a post to investors, Capcom wrote that sales had been bolstered by its continued promotion of the brand with 2020's Resident Evil 3 and Village last year.

"[Resident Evil 2] garnered critical acclaim from international media, lauded for providing a fresh horror experience, deeply immersive world and dramatic story all made possible by the latest in cutting-edge technology. Following its launch, Capcom released a steady stream of high-quality titles from the series, including Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil Village, and executed a flexible pricing strategy that leveraged digital sales. Moreover, the company promoted the overall brand with regular content releases—such as the live-action Resident Evil series that began streaming today, July 14, on Netflix—propelling cumulative sales of Resident Evil 2 to surpass 10 million units worldwide.

"Capcom remains firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all stakeholders by leveraging its industry-leading game development capabilities."


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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