Resident Evil HD Has Best Opening Day in PSN History


Capcom have today revealed that the recent Resident Evil HD Remaster has broken the record to become the best-selling day one digital title on the PlayStation Network. The game, which launched on January 20 across a number of platforms, has also become Capcom’s fastest-selling digital title in history across North America and Europe.

In a statement, the game’s producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi said: “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.”

The new version of the survival horror classic, based on the Gamecube remake of the 1996 original, introduced various updates including visuals, sound, a new Very Easy Mode, and options for control and aspect ratio. These features, combined with the classic gameplay and story of the original, have proved to be popular in terms of the game’s sale figures.

While this news doesn’t confirm anything, Capcom must surely be looking towards other titles in their back catalogue that could benefit from a remastered version. With the upcoming DmC: Definitive Edition scheduled to release on Xbox One and PS4 on March 10, the company’s current strategy certainly seems to point in this direction.

Would you like to see a HD remake of Resident Evil 2 or 3? What other Capcom titles would you like to see receive the remastered treatment? Let us know in the comments section.

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