- Resident Evil 3 Remake isn’t as well-loved as its predecessor.
- Disgruntled players criticize its short length and cut content.
- Despite this, the game shipped over 2 million copies in five days.
Resident Evil 3 Remake shipped a staggering 2 million copies within five days of its release . That’s remarkable, especially considering the game’s negative reception and keyboard army of haters.
Resident Evil 3 Remake Is Surprisingly Controversial
Resident Evil 3 Remake came as no surprise, considering last year fantastic remake of RE2. Only that remake featured a lengthy campaign and a healthy amount of replayability. Not to mention the terrifying, unpredictable encounters with Mr. X.
Conversely, Resident Evil 3 Remake’s Nemesis was often scripted, the game was inexplicably missing locations, and some story decisions were cut entirely, among other other issues .
This is partly thanks to the game overlapping with Resident Evil 2 Remake’s development . It feels like an extension of the second title, rather than its own fleshed-out experience.
While this lack of content definitely matters to hardcore fans, it apparently did not affect sales much. Keep in mind the 2 million sales came within five days after release. That number is only going to spiral higher.
Comparatively, Resident Evil 2 Remake recently hit 6.5 million units shipped. That game released in January of last year.
Resident Evil Overload?
Capcom doesn’t intend to put this cash-cow out to pasture anytime soon. We’re looking at a Resident Evil 4 remake next
, with a tentative release date of 2022.
This two-year delay could give the franchise room to breathe, with the last two remakes releasing back to back.
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