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Resident Evil 2 has shipped 3 million copies

Capcom has similar long-term expectations when compared to Resident Evil 7, which has sold 6 million units since release.

In the UK Resident Evil 2 has had a great opening week by topping the physical sales charts, and it seems that it's proved popular elsewhere too, as Capcom has revealed that the company has shipped 3 million copies of the horror remake as of yesterday.

The 1998 original achieved sales of 4.96 million units, making it the fourth best-selling title in the franchise, and even the 1-Shot Demo for this new game proved popular, racking up 4.7 million downloads. We also find out that Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has reached a cumulative figure of 6 million units sold (as of December 31) since release in January 2017, with Capcom clarifying they're aiming for similar long-term sales with this recent release too.

With the content offering for Resident Evil 2 getting bolstered by free DLC in February and Devil May Cry 5 releasing on March 8, it looks like Capcom's good fortunes may continue over the next few months.

If you have yet to start Resident Evil 2 though be sure to check out our review as well as our top tips on how to survive Raccoon City.

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"It's satisfying to control and the story is amazing, and the whole thing is wrapped up with great sound and excellent visuals."

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