According to Capcom, the recent HD remake of the classic original Resident Evil game has become the fastest selling digital title in the video game publisher’s history in North America and Europe. Capcom did not release any figures, but the company’s official announcement said the game was also the biggest selling day one digital video game title on the PlayStation Network. Resident Evil is remastered version of the Gamecube Resident Evil remake originally released in 2002.
In addition, Capcom released a video message from producer Yoshiaki Hirabyashi, commenting on the sales milestone for the game. Hirabyashi commented “It’s been great to see so many positive comments from fans that have enjoyed this new release. The team here at Capcom Japan have worked hard to bring the game to the latest generation of consoles and we are thrilled at this news on its performance.” You can check out Hirabyashi’s full video message below.
There are not yet any official sales figures on exactly how many digital downloads of the title were sold. The remastered version released on January 20 featured updated visuals, graphics, sound a new Very Easy gameplay mode and new control options. The Resident Evil HD remake is currently available as a digital only release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC via Steam. Meanwhile, Capcom will launch its next installment in the franchise, Resident Evil: Revelations 2, later this month as a digital release. In addition, the game will receive a full retail disc release on March 17.