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Resident Evil 2 remake surpasses original PlayStation release

Published: 14:43, 11 December 2019
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Back when Resident Evil 2's remake was launched, Capcom stressed that it would've never even been possible had it not been for the fans, who incessantly kept sending letters, even two decades after the game launched on equally as iconic Sony's PlayStation One.

Now, the original Resident Evil 2's sales are at 4.96 million units, which is still quite a feat for a game that launched in 1998. For many, this is ancient history folks - we're talking pre-Steam, pre-PlayStation 2 - heck, RE2 had a Sega Dreamcast version. 

Resident Evil 2 remake, however, arrived in what's surely the golden age of digital distribution, with PC, PS4 and Xbox One in full swing, so we can't really say it's a fair comparison. Nevertheless, Capcom will take it and they definitely didn't waste time in reminding everyone of the remake selling 5 million copies. 

"Cumulative sales of the games in the series now total 94 million units since the first title debuted in 1996. More than 20 years later, continuous support from the passionate fan base across the globe makes it Capcom's flagship game series", they wrote. 

Not long after the launch of Resident Evil 2 remake, the game's producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi said that he was taken aback with the amount of fan support for the iconic title, and two decades passing have not affected this at all. At the time, he said that fans are likely to decide the fate of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis should it be remade, but looking at it now - it's technically old news. 

Capcom Resident Evil 2 remake's protagonist Claire fighting a monster Resident Evil 2

Capcom announced the release date for ,  but they shold have an easier time topping the 3's sales figures, which are significantly lower at 3.5 million sold copies.

You can find the full press release on .

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