Resident Evil HD Sells 1 Million, Breaks PSN Record

Plus, entire franchise reaches 65 million units sold.


Capcom announced Friday that its latest Resident Evil HD remake, released in January, has now sold more than 1 million units worldwide. The $20 game is currently available for a wide range of platforms, including Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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In addition, Resident Evil HD set a new record for the "biggest-selling day one digital title" on the PlayStation Network, the publisher said. Capcom further explained that this record is for first-day sales volume in North America and Europe. It's unclear what game Resident Evil HD unseated from the top.

Resident Evil HD also becomes Capcom's fastest-selling digital title in the company's history for North America and Europe. What's more, Resident Evil HD's sales helped the entire Resident Evil franchise reach more than 65 million units sold as of March 31.

Originally released in 1996, Resident Evil was created by Shinji Mikami, who has since left Capcom and now works for the Bethesda-owned Evil Within developer Tango Gameworks. Capcom released the first remake of the original Resident Evil game back in 2002, for the GameCube. This latest version is in fact an HD version of that remake, featuring new gameplay elements such as more camera control options along with better visuals.

GameSpot critic Kevin VanOrd wrote in his review: "Later Resident Evil games would add more viruses and unnecessary subplots, but the original allows that menacing mansion to do most of the talking. In this series, less is more."

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