The last Resident Evil game to hit five million sales quicker than this year’s remake was Resident Evil 5. Released in March 2009, it reached 4.97 million sales by the end of the following month and cleared five million within three months.
“Capcom looks to continue expanding sales with the upcoming release of Resident Evil 4 VR Mode, free downloadable content compatible with PlayStation VR2,” it said on Thursday.
It’s been claimed that the company is also planning to introduce the original Resident Evil 4’s Separate Ways content as DLC.
The content, which wasn’t included in the initial GameCube release but was later incorporated into other versions of the game, stars Ada Wong and provides a new perspective on the events of Resident Evil 4.
Following the remake’s release, datamainers claimed to have uncovered references to “The Another Order” (the Japanese name for Separate Ways) in the game files.
Prior to the game’s release, reputable insider Dusk Golem also claimed that Separate Ways would be coming down the line as DLC. “It’ll be longer and more fleshed out than the original Separate Ways,” they said.
Following its success remaking numbered series entries, Capcom hasn’t ruled out the possibility of remaking non-numbered Resident Evil games too.