What you need to know
- The Resident Evil 3 remake released on April 3, 2020.
- According to Capcom, the game has sold 2 million copies in its first five days.
- Digital sales made up almost 50% of the copies sold.
Resident Evil 3 released not even two weeks ago and we already have an idea of how well it is doing. According to a new press release from Capcom, Resident Evil 3 has sold 2 million copies in its first five days. Additionally, the split in copies sold was almost 50% digital.
The original game, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis sold a total of three and a half million copies during its lifetime, so the remake has already sold over half its progenitor's sales. The Resident Evil franchise has been selling strong over the couple of years, with this press release also mentioning that Resident Evil 2 (2019) has sold over 6.5 million copies, with 3 million sold in its first week on the market.
For reference, several other Capcom games over the last couple of years have also had strong sales. Devil May Cry 5 crossed 3.1 million sold earlier this year, while Monster Hunter World surpassed 15 million copies sold and is Capcom's best-selling game of all time.
With both Resident Evil 8 and a remake of Resident Evil 4 rumored to be coming in the future, the next couple of years are also stacked for this survival-horror franchise. In my review of Resident Evil 3, I wrote that "While a couple of things could've been tweaked to provide a longer experience, Capcom provides a fantastic survival horror remake that carefully balances the action with the terror."
Get out of the city
Resident Evil 3 takes Jill Valentine's escape from Raccoon City and brings it up to modern standards, with tight gunplay and action merged with tense survival horror.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Alleged source code for Windows XP exposed in 4chan leak
Alleged Windows XP source code has surfaced online after a thread on 4chan gained steam this week. If genuine, the source code could pose a security threat for any remaining Windows XP systems, particularly if they're connected to the internet.
HP updates Reverb G2 ahead of launch, preorders start shipping in November
HP is finally nearly ready to start shipping its new Reverb G2 Windows Mixed Reality headset. Those who have already preordered the $600 headset should see them arrive in November, while anyone preordering after September 24 will see headsets arrive in December.
The 300Hz display on the Razer Blade 15 is way ahead of its time
Our favorite gaming laptop now has a 300Hz display option and it's smoother than your eyes can really see.
Fix up your Xbox Elite Controller with these parts
Need some replacement parts for your Xbox One Elite Controller? From new paddles, grips, bumpers, thumbsticks, and more, we have you covered.