The Resident Evil 2 Remake has now sold over 4 million units worldwide, Capcom revealed in a post from its official Twitter account.
Alongside the announcement Capcom included a link to a video roundtable, where some of the devs discuss the game’s success as well as some of the aspects of its development. Capcom also reported previously that the Resident Evil 2 Remake had sold a whopping 3 million copies within its first week on sale.
Such high sales figures are proof that there is still a lot of love for the franchise and for the survival horror genre in general, which has been treated as a niche market or financially unviable in the past, causing developers to lean more towards action-based gameplay – often alienating the genre’s core community in the process.
The Resident Evil 2 Remake keeps the best bits of the original and blends them with the innovative concepts of Resident Evil 4, making an entirely new beast that somehow feels so familiar. Capcom have changed just enough to make the game feel like a fresh experience, whilst still delivering a potent dose of nostalgia to long-time fans of the franchise.
Capcom have continued to support the game post-release with the launch of the Ghost Survivors DLC, which is free to all players. Ghost Survivors is a collection of three short stories, telling the tales of three NPC characters encountered during the main game: Robert Kendo in No Time to Mourn, Katherine Warren in Runaway, and Ghost in Forgotten Soldier. If you’d like to know more about Ghost Survivors, you can watch the launch trailer below.