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Resident Evil 2 Remake becomes the franchise's top-seller at nearly 14 million sales

The Resident Evil remakes have proven to be very profitable for Capcom, and more are likely on the way.

Justin Carter, Contributing Editor

June 21, 2024

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Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfiled in key art for Resident Evil 2 Remake.
Image via Capcom.

The 2019 remake of Resident Evil 2 turned five years old back in January, and Capcom has now revealed it's the top seller in the survival horror franchise.

As of March 31, 2024, the remake of the 1998 classic has sold over 13.9 million copies. Capcom revealed the milestone during a recent celebration for the game, and the studio's first in-game party for it.

"The positive feedback from everyone who has played the game is encouraging to all of our staff!" wrote Capcom in a translated post.

In July 2022, Resident Evil 2 had topped 10 million copies sold. Around that time, it had just been ported over to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

In recent years, Capcom's gradually been remaking the original Resident Evil sequels, each of which have done well commercially. 2020's Resident Evil 3 sold 8.4 million copies (as of December 2023), and last year's Resident Evil 4 hit 7 million as of March 31, 2024.

Overall, the Resident Evil series has sold 36.29 million copies. While it's been remaking titles, it's also been moving the storyline forward with Resident Evil Village and whatever will follow from that.

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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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