A little less than two years after its release on consoles and PC, the remake of Resident Evil 3 turned out to be another hit for Capcom. If it has however divided the public, in particular by its lifespan, this reinterpretation of the cult game of 1999 recently crossed the bar of 5 million copies sold as announced by the Japanese publisher in a press release available on its official site.
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Capcom explains that ” the promotional strategy for digital editions » of the title, in particular on its PC version, participated in this great commercial success. If it’s nowhere near the insane numbers of other recent games in the franchise resident Evil, this remake proves the success of the direction taken by Capcom in recent years. After the pitfalls of the episodes Resident Evil 5 and 6the editor thus prefers to return to the origins of the series in parallel with the main canon, more than ever turned towards the horror game.
If this performance is quite honorable, Resident Evil 3 still remains far from the sales of other recent games in the franchise. To compareResident Evil: Village, released in May 2021 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, sold nearly 5.7 million copies in just a few months. This eighth canonical episode is currently one of the best sellers of the Japanese publisher, a very good sign for a game that will soon begin its second year of marketing.
But two other games far, far exceed these figures: at the time of this writing, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard remains the best-selling game in franchise history, with over 10 million copies sold. Kind of homecoming for the series, Resident Evil 7 thus returned to horror by adopting an unprecedented perspective, that of the first-person view, without distorting the codes that made the success of previous games. Finally, the remake of Resident Evil 2 meanwhile sold 9.3 million units, an impressive score no doubt driven by Leon’s impeccable wick.