Resident Evil 4: Leon Kennedy at nighttime looking at rundown shack.
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Resident Evil 4 has sold over 7 million copies, Capcom confirms

It appears that what people are buyin' is, in fact, the RE4 remake.

Whether you’re still getting a buzz from the current remaster/remake Renaissance or you’re about sick of it now, there’s no denying it’s done the likes of Capcom wonders. Just over a year ago, the studio/publisher released Resident Evil 4 and given its huge success, it’s not surprising it’s sold well.

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According to a recent report from Capcom itself, the remake of RE4 has now sold over seven million copies worldwide. The game is close to its one-year anniversary, having been released on March 24, 2023, so this seems like a nice early birthday present.

The report goes on to say that the modern take on Resident Evil 4 was “lauded” by fans for “offering a fresh gameplay experience that carefully recreates the appeal of the original.” Not that Capcom is patting itself on the back or anything.

A global horror phenomenon

With over seven million units shifted in the space of twelve months, this shows how the Resident Evil brand is still a force to be reckoned with in the survival horror genre.

In fact, the series on the whole has shifted more than 154 million copies since the first game way back in 1996. That’s according to figures from December 31, 2023, and RE4‘s success will no doubt have now added to this.

With the game currently on a Steam sale where you can get it for 25% off – not to mention the VR experience that was released at the end of last year – we’re probably going to see those numbers go up.

We also saw the arrival of the Separate Ways DLC that dropped in September, continuing the Ada Wong storyline that was a pretty big hit with the original RE4.


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