The Resident Evil 2 remake has outsold the original iteration of the game before even a year has passed since its release.
As stated in a report by Crunchyroll, a Japanese press release from Capcom earlier this month detailed the announcement of the upcoming Resident Evil 3 remake, and one other interesting bit of information.
A translated version of the press release mentions that RE:2 sold five million copies worldwide as of December 4, 2015—less than a full year since its release on January 25. In comparison, the original Resident Evil 2 has sold 4.96 million copies worldwide since it debuted in 1998 for the original PlayStation.
It’s perhaps not surprising to any fan of the Resident Evil franchise to hear that RE:2 surpassed its predecessor. The original iteration of the game launched 21 years ago, and many gamers who were in their teens at the time are now adults with families of their own. Nostalgia is a word which permeated the entirety of the past decade, and the trend seems to be picking up speed rather than slowing down. That older gamers wish to share their favorites and newer players wish to experience the games they have heard so much about is no real shock.
In other recent Resident Evil 2 news, a new achievement is on the way to the game that connects it with the freshly-announced Resident Evil 3 remake coming next year. Somewhere in Raccoon City lies a letter left behind by S.T.A.R.S member Jill Valentine—the heroine of RE3.
Resident Evil 3 will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox One X, and PC via Steam on April 3, 2020. Fans who pre-order the game will also receive the exclusive Classic Costume Pack, featuring the original design for Jill Valentine, as well as the original hairstyle for Carlos Oliveira.
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