Resident Evil 3 Ships 2 Million Units Five Days After Release
– Following Resident Evil 2, Capcom again succeeds in reimagining iconic IP –
Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) today announced that shipments of Resident Evil 3 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, and PC exceeded 2 million units worldwide five days following release.
The Resident Evil franchise features survival horror games in which players utilize a variety of weapons and other items to escape terrifying situations. Cumulative sales of the games in the series now total 95 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.
The new Resident Evil 3 is a reimagining of the 1999 release of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, which went on to sell a cumulative 3.5 million units. The new game incorporates fresh ideas and utilizes the latest technology, leveraging Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine. In addition to putting a fresh twist on the original’s story and setting, the game boasts new play experiences even for fans who played the predecessor. Further, the title gives players the chance to enjoy both single player and multiplayer fun with the inclusion of Resident Evil Resistance, an asymmetrical online multiplayer title that was honored with an award in the Future Division of the Japan Game Awards: 2019. In addition to both the Raccoon City Demo for Resident Evil 3 and an open beta test for Resident Evil Resistance generating attention and a strong reception from fans, digital versions of the game accounted for nearly 50% of sales due to promoting Capcom’s digital sales strategy, resulting in shipments passing the 2-million-unit mark five days following release.
This achievement comes on the heels of continued sales growth for Resident Evil 2 (released in January 2019, now over 6.5 million cumulative units shipped), demonstrating Capcom’s success in leveraging its wealth of popular IP in modern iterations.
Capcom remains firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all stakeholders by leveraging its industry-leading game development capabilities in order to create highly entertaining gameplay experiences.
*As of December 31, 2019
|1. Title||Resident Evil 3|
|2. Genre||Survival horror|
|3. Platform||PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, PC|
|4. Release Date||April 3, 2020|