It’s official: the Resident Evil 2 remake is a success. Capcom has published some interesting sales statistics about the Resident Evil 2 remake, and it seems to have recaptured the successes of both the original title and the recent Resident Evil 7.

The game has officially shipped 3 million copies as of its first week. The Resident Evil series has now crossed a lifetime total of over 88 million copies shipped thanks to this game.

The original 1998 Resident Evil 2 had a lifetime total of 4.98 million copies sold. Undoubtedly, the remake will hit similar numbers. The remake’s rather unique “one-shot” demo boasts 4.7 million downloads. So, if downloads of its demo are any indicator to go by, the remake could even surpass the original’s lifetime sales.

Resident Evil 7, the most recent title in the series and one of its most successful,  has now reached a lifetime total of 6 million shipments. Capcom is hoping to “achieve similar, long-term sales for Resident Evil 2 as well.” If all goes well, it could perhaps lead to a possible Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake.

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