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Resident Evil 2 Remake Demo tops 3 million downloads

Published: 09:27, 22 January 2019
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Resident Evil 2 Remake's 1-Shot Demo has been downloaded more than 3 million times on all platforms since its release on 11 January 2019. More than 74 per cent of players couldn't finish the demo under 30 minutes according to Capcom.

After a successful first week, Resident Evil 2 Remake Demo is continuing to attract players. Capcom revealed that player count numbers passed 3 million on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One since the 1-Shot demo released.

Resident Evil 2 Remake Demo has been downloaded 572,779 times in the US according to Capcom's latest data. Japan falls a bit short of half a million with 469,814 players while 371,403 South Americans have tried the 30-minute trial. Europe is lagging behind somewhat with 358,255 players.

Capcom also revealed that only 26 per cent of players actually completed the demo which suggests that the time limit is either too short or that the zombie horde was just too much to overcome.

Last week, GitHyp data revealed that Resident Evil 2 Remake Demo managed to peak at 10,642 concurrent players on Steam. That's almost three times more than the concurrent player count for the Resident Evil 7's Beginning Hour trial.

With these numbers, Resident Evil 2 Remake is looking to dethrone its predecessor and take the crown as the most successful title in the franchise. The numbers show that going back to survival horror roots was, indeed, the right call from Capcom.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake Demo will be available on all platforms until 31 January 2019. This means that interested parties can have a go at the demo up to five days after the 25 January 2019 release.

In the demo, you play as Leon who is stuck in Racoon City Police Station and the main objective is to find a way out of the building which is crawling with zombies.

For more Resident Evil 2 Remake news, check out the full list of PlayStation 4 and read more on minor changes to Leon Kennedy's which some fans didn't take well.

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