Capcom’s HD remake of ‘Resident Evil’, one of horror video game’s most classic titles, has broken record sales, in particular for its digital copies.
On a blog post, Capcom stated “We’re pleased to confirm that the recently released Resident Evil has become Capcom’s fastest selling digital title in history across North America and Europe. The title which launched on January 20th has also broken the record for the biggest selling day one digital title on the PlayStation Network.” No official statement has been released for the number of actual sales of the game nor specifics on the sales by platform, but Sony announced that the HD remake was the top selling game for both the PS3 and PS4 for the month of January despite coming out late in the month.
Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, the producer of the ‘Resident Evil’ HD Remake, released a statement saying: “It’s been great to see so many positive comments from fans that have enjoyed this new release. The team here at Capcom Japan have worked hard to bring the game to the latest generation of consoles and we are thrilled at this news on its performance.” Along with the statement, Hirabayashi also released a video which you can find below personally thanking both the fans for their support of the game as well as his team for the game’s creation.
Fans of the franchise have a lot in store for them this year with ‘Resident Evil Revelations 2’ coming out soon with pre-purchase bonuses just announced for Steam, and while not officially announced there are some hints that ‘Resident Evil 7’ will be one the way as well. Also, Hirabayashi has stated in the past that Capcom would consider making a HD remake of the much loved ‘Resident Evil 2’ if the fans “really clamored for it” – maybe the recent success of “Resident Evil” is that sign that Capcom needed.
The ‘Resident Evil’ remake is currently available on PS3, PS4, PSN, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Steam for the PC for $20.