Resident Evil HD Breaks Sales Records

Latest remaster becomes fastest selling digital game in Capcom's history.

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Resident Evil HD Remaster, which launched January 20 across console and PC, has broken sales records for Capcom. The game is now the fastest selling digital title in the company's history across North America and Europe, the publisher announced Monday.

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The game also broke PlayStation Network records, where it was the "biggest selling day one digital title," Capcom added. The publisher did not share a total units sales figure for the game, however, nor did it provide a breakdown of sales by platform.

Separately, Sony announced that Resident Evil HD Remaster was the top-selling PS3 and PS4 game of January, despite its release coming late in the month.

Resident Evil HD Remaster is available today across Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC for $20.

“It’s been great to see so many positive comments from fans that have enjoyed this new release," producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi said in a statement. "The team here at Capcom Japan have worked hard to bring the game to the latest generation of consoles and we are thrilled at this news on its performance.”

You can see a new video message from Hirabayashi below.

Looking ahead, Capcom has more Resident Evil games in the works, including the episodic Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and maybe Resident Evil 7. Who knows, maybe strong sales of Resident Evil HD will encourage Capcom to develop the Resident Evil 2 remake fans have been clamoring for...

For more on Resident Evil HD Remaster, check out GameSpot's review and what other critics are saying.

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