The Resident Evil 2 Remake Has Now Sold More Than the Original

By Alistair Jones on at

Yesterday was a busy day for Resident Evil. Sony’s State of Play confirmed months of rumours about a Resident Evil 3 remake, but also announced that it’s coming next Spring, and will launch bundled together with Project Resistance. But yesterday, Capcom also revealed a new milestone for Resi 3’s predecessor.

In a press release issued after yesterday’s announcement, Capcom revealed that this year’s Resident Evil 2 remake has sold more than five million copies. That figure puts it above the original version of Resident Evil 2, which sold 4.96 million after its release in 1998.

That figure probably bodes well for R3make. It’s already coming in hot on its Game of the Year-winning predecessor, and bundling it in with a slightly off-the-wall co-op version of the franchise seems like a good way to get fans to play both, rather than just picking up one or the other.