New units shipped figures for the most recent remakes revealed.
Resident Evil 3

Capcom announced some of the shipment and sales figures for both the recent Resident Evil 3 remake and the older but still relevant Resident Evil 2 remake. The figures presented showcase the number of copies shipped for Resident Evil 3's first five days since it was released. Meanwhile, the Resident Evil 2 figures are from when the game released way back in January 2019.

Across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC Capcom says that Resident Evil 3 surpassed 2 million units shipped in the five days since the game's release. Now again, we must clarify here that units shipped does not necessarily translate into units sold. It's kind of an odd situation we have on our hands right now because a global pandemic is keeping a lot of people from going out and buying physical copies of these games.

It is also obviously important to note that this figure may not include digital copies sold. The wording seems to indicate that these figures are only talking about units shipped and to us, that sure sounds like they're talking only about physical copies shipped out to retailers.

Still, that is an impressive number of copies shipped out to be sold. Publishers are usually quite aware of how many units will be sold of those that are shipped out and 2 million is quite impressive. It is perhaps a bit more impressive when you stack it up against the lifetime sales of the game it's based off of, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. This title, originally released in 1999 for the original PlayStation, sold a cumulative 3.5 million copies.

As far as the Resident Evil 2 remake is concerned, that particular title has shipped out over 6.5 million units. Again, these are just the number of copies shipped to retailers, not necessarily sold. It also may not include digital sales of the game.

This news comes just one day after a strongly backed rumor that Capcom is working in remaking Resident Evil 4.

The Resident Evil franchise features survival horror games in which players utilize a variety of weapons and other items to escape terrifying situations. Cumulative sales of the games in the series now total 95 million units* since the first title debuted in 1996. More than 20 years later, continuous support from the passionate fan base across the globe makes it Capcom's flagship game series.

The new Resident Evil 3 is a reimagining of the 1999 release of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, which went on to sell a cumulative 3.5 million units. The new game incorporates fresh ideas and utilizes the latest technology, leveraging Capcom's proprietary RE Engine. In addition to putting a fresh twist on the original's story and setting, the game boasts new play experiences even for fans who played the predecessor. Further, the title gives players the chance to enjoy both single player and multiplayer fun with the inclusion of Resident Evil Resistance, an asymmetrical online multiplayer title that was honored with an award in the Future Division of the Japan Game Awards: 2019. In addition to both the Raccoon City Demo for Resident Evil 3 and an open beta test for Resident Evil Resistance generating attention and a strong reception from fans, digital versions of the game accounted for nearly 50% of sales due to promoting Capcom's digital sales strategy, resulting in shipments passing the 2-million-unit mark five days following release.