Capcom has made a concerted effort to try and bring some consistency back to their flagship horror franchise Resident Evil, which has been plagued by a string of poorly received entries including Resident Evil 6 and Operation Raccoon City. Those efforts are starting to pay off, as both the Resident Evil remaster and Resident Evil Revelations 2 have been met with solid reviews and commercial success.
Last month, Capcom shared some sales figures for the remaster, which has sold over a million copies since its release this past January. That game was almost guaranteed to perform well, but Revelations 2 however, wasn’t as sure of a bet. The episodic game made its debut near the end of February, and Capcom has shipped over 1.1 million copies in the two months and change since.
Granted, that represents the number of copies that have been sent to retailers worldwide and it includes physical and digital sales, but it’s still impressive. It’s also ridiculously fun.
This is obviously great news for us, as it all but guarantees that the inevitable Resident Evil 7 won’t be following in the footsteps of its predecessor. The only thing that can ruin all this progress is Capcom. They’ve been smart, but it’s easy to stumble, and the odds of their making a similar mistake grows when egos are inflated and folks start thinking they can do no wrong. Capcom needs to stay grounded, and a good way to do that is by not saying stuff like, oh I don’t know, maybe “Resident Evil Revelations 2 which is sold in an ingenious manner,” for example.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available now on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The game is also scheduled to arrive on the Vita this summer.