Resident Evil 4 Remake is the Series’ 8th Biggest Physical Launch in the UK

The remake's launch sales are higher than 2020's RE3 remake, but lower than RE Village and 2019's RE2 remake.

Posted By | On 27th, Mar. 2023

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The Resident Evil 4 remake launched worldwide last week to widespread critical acclaim, but in the UK, where its physical sales are concerned, it has performed below other recent releases in the franchise.

As per data provided by the Gfk (via GamesIndustry’s Christopher Dring on Twitter), Resident Evil 4 Remake has enjoyed the series’ eighth biggest physical launch in the UK. It has outsold the original Resident Evil 4’s GameCube launch from 2005 and sold more than 2020’s Resident Evil 3 remake did upon release.

However, its physical launch sales in the UK are lower than what Resident Evil Village (the series’ sixth biggest physical launch in the UK) managed upon its release in 2021, as well as 2019’s Resident Evil 2 remake (the series’ fourth biggest physical launch in the UK).

It is, of course, worth noting that this does not account for the game’s digital sales. On Steam, the game enjoyed the series’ biggest ever launch to date, and also hit a peak concurrent user count of over 168,000 players.

In our review of the remake, we awarded it a score of 10/10, saying, “Resident Evil 4 perfectly captures the tone and strengths of the original game, while also managing to improve upon it in truly meaningful ways. In doing so, it once again becomes a standard-bearer for the survival horror genre, while also setting a new bar for Capcom as a developer, for video game remakes, and for the Resident Evil franchise as a whole.” Read the full review through here.

The Resident Evil 4 remake is available on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, and PC. It is getting The Mercenaries as free DLC on April 7, while free PlayStation VR2 content is also in the works. As per leaks, the Separate Ways campaign will be released later on as paid DLC.


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