Capcom recently revealed sales of Resident Evil 3 Remake. Accordingly, this version is less successful than Resident Evil 2.
Unfortunately, it is much lower than last year’s version. Resident Evil 3 Remake version released in April 2020 includes plot changes and online multiplayer mode to this famous horror game.
Resident Evil 3 Remake in the financial report shows that Resident Evil 3 Remake has sold over 2.7 million copies since the game was released in April 2020. Two million copies were sold in the first 5 days of release, and of these nearly 50% of sales were on a digital platform. Digital sales may surprise some as there has been some backlash to the price of Resident Evil 3 Remake on Steam. However, this makes sense because the influence of COVID-19 kept people at home and had no chance to go to the stores selling game discs, which drove more downloads on the digital platform.
So Resident Evil 3 Remake is less successful so far than the Resident Evil 2 Remake. Just two months after its release, Resident Evil 2 Remake’s sales hit 4.2 million copies. The Resident Evil 3 Remake has sold 1.5 million units less than Remake 2 probably for a variety of reasons. The main reason may be that the Resident Evil 3 Remake reviews are not nearly as positive as Resident Evil 2. The Resident Evil 3 Remake has made some surprising and controversial decisions, such as its removal characteristic varied finishes. This may purposefully set new rules for future releases, but it’s something that not all gamers and critics agree with.
Another reason may be that the release time between the two versions is too close, so gamers have not had the motivation to buy a new version. However, this may not mean that Capcom has or will make less money from the Resident Evil 3 Remake. Capcom has begun selling a premium version of DLC for Resident Evil Resistance, which is the multiplayer online play feature included with the Resident Evil 3 Remake. While it’s not clear how much money Capcom makes from DLC, it could help close the gap between Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 Remake sales.
Resident Evil 3 Remake is available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One platforms.