Resident Evil 0 Remaster Sold North of 800,000 Copies, According to Capcom
Released back in January, total sales for Resident Evil 0 remake now stand at roughly 800,000 as of March 31, according to publisher Capcom.
Word comes by way of the company’s recent financial results briefing, where President Haruhiro Tsujimoto touched base on the game’s favorable sales, and in particular how they bode well for future Resident Evil remakes currently in the pipeline.
“Last fiscal year Resident Evil 0 HD remaster performed favorably with approximately 800 thousand units sold, and additionally we released Resident Evil 6 for PS4 and Xbox One. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Resident Evil franchise; we plan to release PS4 and Xbox One versions of Resident Evil 4 and 5, and what‟s more, we are currently working on a full remake of Resident Evil 2.”
Earlier today, a report surfaced claiming Resident Evil 7 was in development for PlayStation 4, with Capcom seemingly aiming to bring the series back to its horror roots.
Finally, speaking about the trajectory of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the Japanese publisher claimed that combined sales of current-gen systems will reach 100 million by 2020: “Our perception of the home video game market is that it will continue to be active at the global level, as we believe the install base of major home video game consoles will break the 100 million unit mark in 2020.” For the sake of perspective, that total is currently simmering around 55 million.
Following the recent release of Resident Evil 6 across current-gen systems, Capcom is currently readying PS4 versions of both Resident Evils 4 and 5 for later in 2016.