Really, is anyone surprised? Capcom’s remake of Resident Evil 2, which launched this past Friday, has hit number one on the UK charts for physical sales according to GamesIndustry.biz, much like the original version of the game did 21 years ago.
The new incarnation of the beloved classic beat out Nintendo’s New Super Mario Bros U (which held the spot last week), as well as Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2, which has remained in the top five for quite a while since its release last year.
Resident Evil 2 is Capcom’s biggest UK launch since January 2017 when Resident Evil 7 topped the charts. Resident Evil 2 didn’t, however, eclipse RE7‘s opening week sales. But considering that fans have been waiting for years for this remake, and the amount of hype Capcom put into a game which really isn’t a “new” game, this is still impressive.
Breaking things down, the PlayStation 4 version of RE2 made up 74% of all physical game sales. And over on Steam, Resident Evil 2 is actually three times more popular than Resident Evil 7. RE2 currently has an all-time peak of 74,227 active users, compared to RE7’s 20,449.
So, when’s that Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake coming?
Resident Evil 2 is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Check out our review here.