The publisher has claimed that the game sold over 3 million units in its first two days, which if accurate makes it the second-fastest game in the series to hit that milestone.
The only game to sell faster was 2012’s Resident Evil 6, which shipped 4.5 million copies in two days – a company record which lasted until Monster Hunter: World launched with 6 million units shipped in 2018.
Resident Evil 7 shipped 2.5 million in four days, while the Resident Evil 3 remake managed 2 million in five days.
Indeed, both versions combined took around a year to reach 3 million sales, something the remake has managed in a weekend.
The game has enjoyed the series’ largest Steam launch ever by some margin, having attracted over 168,000 concurrent players.
Resident Evil 4 will receive free DLC in April which adds The Mercenaries, a mode which tasks players with killing as many enemies as possible within a time limit.
VGC’s Resident Evil 4 review called the remake “a faithful restoration of an all-time classic”, adding: Resident Evil 4 is a careful restoration of what remains one of the most compelling action games ever made.
“The core elements which make the original such a masterpiece are all here, reminding us that sometimes the secret for these big re-releases is knowing where to remake, and where to remaster.”