CAPCOM has recently announced the new Resident Evil 4 Remake sales numbers today as it hits a brand-new milestone. This also simultaneously launches together with the new free DLC.
According to CAPCOM, Resident Evil 4 Remake has now sold 4 million copies in its first two weeks. This is an impressive increase after it was reported that the game had sold 3 million in its first two days. This also comes after the launch of the free DLC, The Mercenaries.
CAPCOM says that this health sales growth was due to the positive reception among players. The game has gotten overwhelmingly positive reviews on many fronts, which is why this milestone is not surprising at all.
This could all change though with The Mercenaries DLC mechanic. Last night, it was reported that there will be pay-to-win mechanics for the extra game mode for Resident Evil 4 Remake. Today, it has been confirmed after installing the free DLC. The gaming community has always frowned upon this type of gameplay mechanic as players are tempted to buy these items in order to get ahead of others in the game. In The Mercenaries, players can buy “tickets” that can upgrade the weapons that the characters are equipped with, which will make them more powerful when they play with others earlier than expected.
This pay-to-win mechanic might get ignored in the long run, but this will not slide in the first few weeks. This could affect sales, but with the milestone the game has acquired lately, the effect could be minimal only.
Resident Evil 4 Remake is out now on PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S. The Mercenaries DLC is now available.