Resident Evil 4 will undoubtedly be on plenty of people’s GOTY lists (thanks to its immaculate nature). It will likely be one of the year’s best-selling games, too, shifting some 4 million units in barely two weeks. Sales are also through the roof in the UK, predominantly on PlayStation, which is also dominating on the hardware front.
According to the latest UK market data from GSD and Gfk, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz, 65% of all sales of Resident Evil 4 (both physical and digital) were on PlayStation platforms, with 20% on Xbox and 15% on PC in March. That last one is kind of surprising in its own right, given the absolute state of the mod scene.
Keep in mind that Resi 4 was released late in the month, on 24th March, and still managed to unseat Hogwarts Legacy to take the number one spot. And while it didn’t manage to outdo either the Resident Evil 2 remake or Resident Evil Village during the same period, it did surpass the perpetual black sheep of the family, Resident Evil 3.
Does that onslaught of numbers surprise you? Does it stir the console warrior that slumbers within, the part of yourself only suppressed through years of therapy that you swore to never let out again for the sake of friends and family? Remember that they’re only video games in the comments section below.