It was just announced by Capcom that the Resident Evil 4 Remake, which was released on March 23rd, has just topped five million sales. It’s not over yet, though – there are plans in the pipeline to keep that train rolling, starting with the upcoming update that’ll introduce Resident Evil 4 VR Mode to the game.
It took the Resident Evil 4 Remake just two days to sell three million copies, and then two weeks to shift four million. Following the inevitable downturn in sales, it has taken a further three months for the title to record five million sales in total, but that’s how things go with new releases.
We’re Not Done Yet
In the press release published today by Capcom, it was explained that Resident Evil 4 Remake’s ongoing success is a result of ‘a fresh gameplay experience’ and ‘cutting-edge graphics technology’. It was also stressed that the highly positive reception from ‘customers’ boosted the game’s sales record to epic proportions and that the release of subsequent expansions – such as The Mercenaries mode – only served to grow the platform’s presence.
It also helped that, on PC at least, several high-profile mods provided more fun for fans willing to mess with their game. For instance, an entertaining mod that provided a new perspective on the game was the First-Person Mod which was released not long after the game’s launch.
To wrap up the press release, Capcom spoke highly of the future of the Resident Evil 4 Remake, talking about the upcoming release of Resident Evil 4 VR Mode. It promised that it was ‘firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all stakeholders by leveraging its industry-leading game development capabilities in order to create highly entertaining gameplay experience’.