Resident Evil 3 Shipped Two Million Copies in Its First Five Days

Resident Evil 3 Shipped Two Million Copies in Its First Five Days

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Resident Evil 3 has had a very successful opening. 

Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 3 has shipped over two million copies in its first five days. These sales run across all of the platforms that the game released on. Digital versions of the game accounted for nearly 50% of the game's sales. The original title, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, sold a cumulative 3.5 million copies. This success comes off the heels of Resident Evil 2's success. Resident Evil 2 released in January of 2019, and has sold over 6.5 million copies. In all, the Resident Evil series has sold over 95 million units since debuting in 1996. 

It seems that another Resident Evil remake is on the way. A remake of Resident Evil 4 has been green lit, and is expected to release in 2022. The game is being done by a new studio named M-Two. The game has received the blessing of Shinji Mikami, who directed the original version of the game. Mikami declined to participate in the remake's development due to his commitment to another upcoming horror title, GhostWire: Tokyo. It has been reported that like the other recent Resident Evil remakes, Capcom will have satellite studios helping with the development of Resident Evil 4's remake. 

A roadmap for Resident Evil Resistance, the multiplayer mode that was packages with Resident Evil 3, was released last week. The roadmap confirmed that Jill Valentine will be coming to Resistance as a survivor. She will be part of a free download that will release on April 17th. The roadmap did reveal that another character will be released in May, though it is not known who the character is, and whether they will be a survivor or mastermind. Another addition to Resistance was teased for a June release, though that part of the roadmap was covered by construction tape. Finally, the roadmap shows that more content will be coming to the mode from July on wards. 

Resident Evil 3 is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox one. 

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