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Resident Evil 3 ships 2 million units just five days after release

Published: 12:33, 13 April 2020
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Capcom's latest Resident Evil 3 game has shipped north of 2 million copies less than a week after its release date. The Resident Evil franchise's cumulative sales add up to 95 million units shipped since the first title debuted in 1996.

Resident Evil 3 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC has shipped over 2 million copies worldwide since it launched on 3 April 2020.

The Resident Evil franchise is known for its catalogue of survival horror games that see the player utilize a bunch of different weapons and random items to survive Racoon City's terrors.

As of 31 December 2019, cumulative sales of the games in the series add up to 95 million units shipped since the first title debuted in 1996.

The latest game in the series is Resident Evil 3 - a reimagined take on the Resident Evil 3: Nemesis title from 1999. The 1999 game sold 3.5 million units.

The new Resident Evil 3 offering features both single-player and multiplayer options with the addition of Resident Evil Resistance - an asymmetric online experience that pits four survivors against a Mastermind.

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Resident Evil 3 also had the Raccoon City Demo and an open beta test for Resident Evil Resistance which did their jobs of cultivating fans' attention prior to the actual release date. Digital versions of the new game accounted for nearly 50 per cent of sales and that, in turn, resulted in shipments passing the 2-million-unit mark five days after the release.

The latest milestone comes after a continued sales growth for Resident Evil 2 that saw the light of day in January 2019. Resident Evil 2 now has over 6.5 million cumulative units shipped.

Read AltChar's Resident Evil 3 review round-up for more insight.

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