Resident Evil 2 is back at the top of the UK charts, 20 years on from its original launch.
Capcom’s shiny remaster is the publisher’s biggest new arrival for two years – since Resident Evil 7 back in the same January slot in 2017. Resi 2’s launch numbers are a little lower (by around 18 per cent) than Resi 7, but this doesn’t factor in the rising percentage of digital copies sold.
(As ever, UK numbers company Chart-Track only counts boxed copies.)
What we can say for sure, though, is Resident Evil 2 beat the launch week sales of Monster Hunter World: Capcom’s big January release last year which went on to become the publisher’s best selling game ever.
And, if you’re counting, Resident Evil 2 is also the biggest game launch of 2019 so far – unsurprising, perhaps, since we’re only at the end of January.
The survival horror’s success is well deserved. In Eurogamer’s Resident Evil 2 review, Aoife named it a “a masterly reimagining of a modern classic”.
Here’s the full UK top 10:
- Resident Evil 2
- Shootin’ Tootin’ Cowboy Rootin’
- COD BLOPS 4
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
- FIFA 19
- Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Crash Trilogy