Capcom is reporting some positive figures for the recently released Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster with approximately 800,000 units sold so far this year.
According to their latest earnings report, Capcom has sold 800,000 units since Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster was released this January. The report spans the length of only two months, starting with the game’s release and ending March 31.
It should be noted that this figure was reported when Capcom was discussing digital games and it is not clear what portion of the 800,000 units were physical copies of the game. The non-digital version was included as a part of the Resident Evil Origins collection, which also contained a remastered Resident Evil 1.
The Resident Evil 1 remaster released in January 2015 and sold over one million copies; an impressive feat for a remaster. Its success, along with the celebration of the series’ 20th anniversary, has inspired Capcom to keep the trend going and they have announced plans to release Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 for next generation consoles. All three games are scheduled to release for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One by the end of 2016 and will likely receive some graphical touchups as well.
The biggest makeover is coming to one of the most beloved titles in the series, Resident Evil 2, which is going to be a complete remake of the game. While details on the remake are relatively nonexistent, Capcom says the development of the title is being heavily influenced by fan reception of Resident Evil 6, which, in short, was not great. While it is encouraging to hear that Capcom is determined to learn from fan feedback, the lack of information on the game is not. Nothing is clear on what is going into the remake at this time, but we here at Game Rant have a few ideas on what we would like to see.
With Resident Evil‘s 20th Anniversary in full swing, there is a lot in store for fans of the series. Everything from remasters to massive sales have become part of the celebration so far. With 800,000 units sold for the Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster in the just the first part of the anniversary year, the festivities seem to be going well; even though an HD facelift may not be enough to appeal to everyone. Still, those figures are undeniable proof that Capcom is on the correct path. Right now they may just be appealing to the nostalgic senses of older gamers, but here’s hoping the Resident Evil series is revitalized and reimagined appropriately for gamers of all generations.
Resident Evil 0 HD is currently available for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.