Even so, despite the Resident Evil 2 remake’s undoubted success, it still sits someway behind other entries in Capcom’s enduring survival horror series.
The publisher’s most recent figure (correct as of September 2019), reveal that 2017’s excellent Resident Evil 7 has sold 6.8 million units, while the less fondly remembered Resident Evil 6 scores even higher with 7.4 million units. 2009’s Resident Evil 5, meanwhile, goes one better, with 7.5 million units sold, making it the best-selling entry in the series so far – and Capcom’s second best-selling title ever.
The number one spot, if you’re curious, goes to Monster Hunter: World, which has so far managed to almost double the sales of Resident Evil 5 at 14.1 million units.
In contrast to the 4.96 million sales success of the original Resident Evil 2, its follow-up, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, only managed a comparatively modest 3.5 million units since releasing on PlayStation in 1999. As such, it’ll be interesting to see how the Resident Evil 3 remake fares in comparison when it comes to PS4, Xbox One, and PC on April 3 next year.
While the original might not be the most beloved entry in the series, anything could happen now Capcom has revealed its multiplayer mode will feature a character called Martin Sandwich.