Capcom announced today that Resident Evil 2 sales for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC have reached 3 million units globally.
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 88 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.
Originally released in 1998, Resident Evil 2 went on to achieve cumulative sales of 4.96 million units, making it the fourth best-selling game in the Resident Evil franchise. In the 2019 release, Capcom used its cutting-edge R&D facilities to build the game completely from the ground up for current-generation game platforms.
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In addition to visual effects, including detailed, photo-realistic graphics made possible with RE ENGINE, Capcom’s proprietary development engine, the title provides players with a fresh horror experience via audio featuring Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 and real-time sound image rendering that utilizes binaural technology.
The game garnered mass attention prior to release, being honored with Best of Show in the Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2018, as well as boasting over 4.7 million downloads for its “1-Shot Demo,” propelling Resident Evil 2 sales to 3 million units worldwide in the title’s first week. Further, with Resident Evil 7 biohazard (released in January 2017) having now gone on to sell a cumulative 6 million units, Capcom looks to achieve similar, long-term sales for Resident Evil 2 as well.
In related news, Capcom has announced that the free downloadable content The Ghost Survivors will be available on February 15, 2019. Countless lives were lost in the unprecedented biological disaster which eventually came to be known as the “Raccoon City Incident.” If only things had gone just a little bit differently, perhaps a few more souls might have survived…
The Ghost Survivors explores this “if only,” showing the imagined fates of three victims of the Raccoon City Incident. Turn back the clock, and explore this “what if” scenario as a member of a special forces team, the mayor’s daughter, and a certain gun shop owner.