We recently heard that Resident Evil 3 remake physical copies will be delivered late. Many people criticized Capcom because digital copies were not being delayed. This delay particularly happened because of Coronavirus, which disturbed logistics.
Well, today Resident Evil 3 remake first sales have come across. In a report by Capcom, Resident Evil 3 Remake had 2 million units sold worldwide in just five days’ time.
“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.”
Similarly, they also compared the growing success of Resident Evil 3 remake to Resident Evil 2. RE2 was released in January 2019 and sold 6.5 million copies. Resident Evil 3, in particular, is growing very fast, and the 2 million made in just five days can certainly challenge the older game. We will see how much more can it make in coming months.
Lastly, Capcom also wrote that Resident Evil 3 most sales came from digital ones (50%).
“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.”
Lastly, I wonder if the recent impact of their late shipments on physical copies affected these stats. We all know that Resident Evil and Final Fantasy faced opposite issues, and in both cases fans were not happy. Final Fantasy shipped physical copies earlier, and Resident Evil had its physical ones delayed.
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