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Resident Evil HD Remaster becomes Capcom's fastest selling digital title

Resident Evil HD Remaster Record

Capcom’s Resident Evil HD Remaster is so contagious that it’s managed to become their “fastest selling digital title” in the company's history across Europe and North America. The high-definition remake released back on January 20th across multiple platforms, including the PC via Steam.

“It’s been great to see so many positive comments from fans that have enjoyed this new release," stated producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi in a ‘thank you’ video message. "we are thrilled at this news on its performance.”

The survival horror classic reanimated on PC and consoles last month, with a HD graphic overhaul, widescreen support and improved controls. Here’s a very humbling thank you video message from Resident Evil producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi.

Although Capcom have not released any specific sale figures for any platform, Sony did announce that the game broke the record for the “biggest selling day one digital title” on the PlayStation Network.

Hopefully, the good news will spur Capcom to revisit other Resident Evil games; I'd certainly like to see Code Veronica. But for now, we’ve got Resident Evil Revelations 2 to look forward to, which launches on February 18th - read Steve’s hands-on here while you wait.

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Vixremento Avatar
3 Years ago

Don't get me wrong - I love the Resident Evil Franchise (from 2 to 5, never played the first one and I thought RE6 sucked donkey balls) however I'm quite surprised that this has sold so well...I'd love to see the stats on played time for all the sales too (I'm pretty sure a lot of people didn't quite get what they expected - from the bit I watched I realised that I had personally outgrown that style of games; I think some things are just best left to die with the original memory one had of them).

Perhaps I'm missing out on something special here though?

Empyre Avatar
3 Years ago

Nostalgia is a powerful thing. I spent a lot of time playing this when I was 12 years old and the temptation to buy this game has been more than any other resident evil title post Code Veronica.


They don't make many games like this anymore, so I'm not surprised it has sold well. I'd bet Capcom still don't have a clue what their fans still actually want though.

somebody336 Avatar
3 Years ago

Neat. Do you see what happens when you actually listen to what your customers want Capcom? :/