Resident Evil HD remaster

Resident Evil’s HD remaster proves that older games are still cool

Can you guess what game was the top seller on the PlayStation Store in January?

Grand Theft Auto V? Far Cry 4? Dying Light? Minecraft?

Nope, it wasn’t any of those.

The top selling game on the PlayStation Store in January was in fact a HD remaster of the 20-year-old game Resident Evil, which grabbed the top spot for PS4 games and PS3 games.

Resident Evil, originally released in Japan as Bio Hazard, is the greatest classic survival horror game. It pits humans against dangerous mutated creatures and is full of suspense, gore and thrill.

In a press release yesterday in response to this news, Capcom announced that Resident Evil is the company’s fastest selling digital title in history across North America and Europe, with Capcom’s Producer on the title, Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, commenting:

“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.”

Here’s the five top sellers from January (PS4):

  1. Resident Evil
  2. Dying Light
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Battlefield 4
  5. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition

Here’s the five top sellers from January (PS3):

  1. Resident Evil
  2. Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Castle Crashers
  5. Battlefield 4

Source: PlayStation.

What Resident Evil’s HD remaster taking the top spot across both generations of consoles tells the gaming world is that older games are still cool – and that gamers have been gagging for a classic horror survival game on next generation consoles for some time.

Of course, it helps massively that the Resident Evil franchise has produced nothing but excellent titles on the likes of the Dreamcast, Game Boy Colour, GameCube, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 1, 2 and 3, all of Nintendo’s Wii consoles and the Xbox 360 and Xbox One throughout its history.

Well done Capcom, and long live the Resident Evil Franchise.

Resident Evil HD Remastered score (Metacritic):

84% Complete

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