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Resident Evil 4 Remake shambles to 5 million copies sold

Capcom's survival horror remake shows no signs of slowing down, sales wise.

Justin Carter, Contributing Editor

July 20, 2023

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Key art for Capcom's Resident Evil 4 Remake of Leon S. Kennedy.

The success of Resident Evil 4 Remake continues, as Capcom revealed it's sold over 5 million copies. 

Since its late March release, the newest remake of the classic 2005 game has been a critical and sales hit. It first sold 3 million units in a handful of days, and 4 million within two weeks. Its success helped contribute to Capcom reaching its highest-ever Tokyo Stock Exchange share price in its 43-year history.

As it stands, Resident Evil 4 Remake continues to have the quickest success of the franchise's remakes so far. 2019's Resident Evil 2 Remake sold 5 million units by the end of the year (following its release that January), and the Resident Evil 3 Remake in 2020 reportedly did nearly 4 million by the end of that year. 

Capcom plans to continue the game's long tail with a free downloadable VR mode for the PlayStation VR2.

Resident Evil 4 isn't Capcom's only winner this year

Even taking the success of Resident Evil 4 Remake out of consideration, 2023 has been a very good year for Capcom. 

June's Street Fighter 6 hit 1 million players in its opening weekend, and 1 million sales not long after. At the start of July, it had sold 2 million copies, and is now one-fifth of the way to Capcom's internal sales projection of 10 million lifetime sales.

In April, its remasters of the Mega Man Battle Network games sold 1 million copies in two weeks of release. That's particularly notable since, even though they're re-releases, they're also the first Mega Man games in 3-5 years.

Last month, Capcom boasted that Monster Hunter Rise has topped 13 million sales since its Nintendo Switch release in 2021. This doesn't take its Sunbreak expansion into account, which sold 6 million units on its own.

About the Author(s)

Justin Carter

Contributing Editor, GameDeveloper.com

A Kansas City, MO native, Justin Carter has written for numerous sites including IGN, Polygon, and SyFy Wire. In addition to Game Developer, his writing can be found at io9 over on Gizmodo. Don't ask him about how much gum he's had, because the answer will be more than he's willing to admit.

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