That Capcom has found a vein with the remakes of Resident Evil 4 Remake is an indisputable reality. After the magnificent work done with Resident Evil 2 Remake and Resident Evil 3 Remake, the Japanese company got to work on the fourth part, an installment that even suffered a reboot due to problems in its development. In view of this, this step backwards has been a great success: the launch sales of Resident Evil 4 Remake are even higher than those of the original.
According to the information revealed by Games Industry for the UK market, the Resident Evil 4 remake has sold 29% more than the original GameCube release in 2005. Of course, this percentage has a “trick”, since this remake is released for PlayStation (PS4 and PS5), Xbox (X | S Series) and PC consoles, that is, a greater number of platforms than the game of almost two decades ago.
However, there is a fact that plays in favor of the remake, and it is that the sales that are counted are only physical, that is to say, digital sales are excluded. On the other hand, in 2005 everything sold was physical. Taking into account that the percentage of current sales is approximately 30% for physical and 70% for digital (Capcom data), only with this hypothetical 30% has already been sold more than everything in 2005. Likewise, everything points to the fact that the sales of Resident Evil 4 Remake have been much higher.
We will have to wait for details from Capcom to know how this remake has sold in global terms. Of course, it has had more players than Resident Evil Village on Steam, a sign that the numbers are very high. And all this without leaving the Mercenary mode.
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