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.
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Imagine still being a console warrior in 2023, jeez.
What we should be saying is it’s great to see RE4 do so well in terms of sales and being talked about with GOTY by some.
That's actually lower on ps than what I usually see. It's a more westernized game tho.
The UK is such a weird market. 15% on PC? I really wonder if that truly counts all digital sales or only digital codes sold via retailers.
oh boy , this kind of article 🍿🍿🍿🍿
@IAmAshCohen17 imagine still playing on console in 2023 🙃😜
PlayStation almost have 50% more copies sold than Xbox that’s not good for Xbox at all.
And I was told xbox players generally buy more copies digital over playstation and that total sales of multiplatform games were closer between them, now I know that was just copium.
@nomither6 Not everyone wants to spend loads on PC though. I like the convenience of consoles
ugh fanboy baiting headline. why not just re4 sells best on PS. Xbox could have been mentioned in article.
There is no war.
MS will be loving this news at the moment. Gives them more ammunition.
That's what happens when everyone on Xbox just waits for everything to come to Gamepass. I can't imagine very many people buy games on that platform anymore. Shot yourselves in the foot with that one Microsoft.
@ATaco I don't doubt gamepass has harmed game sales but it's also to do with sony having sold over double the amount of consoles xbox has, so there's more players to buy the games on playstation so multiplatform games will always sell best on playstation.
@Tharsman Apparently PC gaming isnt as big as you might think outside of China. If a game doesnt appeal to China, like most console games, it wont find big success. Just take a look at PubG, CS and all these topdown games. They are the typical PC games and theyre all appeal to the Chinese market.
Especially in Europe and NA - console is king.
Why not celebrate a games success instead of fanboy baiting headlines like this? Not really a good look tbh.
65% is about expected, there is more ps4 and 5s around, did anyone really expect anything else? We usually see higher numbers before digital is included, so it's no suprise and confirms the numbers are closer when they are included
Well done Capcom, I look forward to playing it when I have some time.
For some reason it's cheaper on the PlayStation store at £54.99 where on Xbox store it's £57.98 for the standard edition.
Game of the Year is gonna be wild this year. Top rated games this far are a remaster of Metroid, a remake of Dead Space and a remake of Resident Evil 4.
Xbox series L
@Tharsman plus 85% torrent dloads 🤣
@UltimateOtaku91 how is it copium if that is literally what has happened? As @GodOfCapcom said it’s usually higher on PS, we see figures like 87% etc which sets off a Push Square Circle Jerk. But this time digital is actually included so it’s down to 65% on PS…
@K1LLEGAL I've been told multiple times on this site and purexbox that xbox is primarily digital and once digital sales had been added it would be evenly split or close to.
Actually, 20% for Xbox is not bad at all considering that the userbase was trained to get games with GP subscription.
I think that a whole lot more % of its userbase bought the game, mainly because PS gamers also bought other games, like GOW and TLOU.
@UltimateOtaku91 For Resident Evil 4 or a completely different unrelated game?
Also i’ve seen some of those comments and i’ve myself asked for digital to be included. I don’t think anyone expects Xbox to outsell or match PlayStation when there are more PS5s sold and 100million PS4s. The point is the gap is lower than reported, which can be true and is in this case. If they just reported digital sales and not physical; that would be an incomplete picture too.
Honestly I would have thought Xbox share would be way lower, so good for them. 20% is not marginal by any means.
Why does this site console war? Nintendo Life and Pure Xbox don’t do this. Pretty weak.
This article seems ripped straight out of the Sunday Sport.
This site doesn't even seem to hide it's attempt to stir up the console wars these days. Jeez.
@pip_muzz Are you a regular sport reader (.) (.) 😄
@K1LLEGAL is usually around the 87% as you say, because PC isn't normally included. Take PC out and the percentage is obviously higher than 65%.
Yes there are probably more ps4/5 in the UK but I don't think it's a massive difference. Where I work most game on xbox.
Like you said, it's good to have digital included(wish it was all the time), but I do think it shows xbox gamers are buying less games, GP is conditioning certain users to just wait for titles to drop into the service. I remember when elden ring came out and we were all taking about it at work and the first thing one of the xbox lads said was "is it coming to gamepass"?
You get those sales numbers And make a tantrum about the actIvision merger. I really hate the direction this company is heading.
@Serialsid Gamepass is a cancer and will destroy traditional gaming if it’s not stopped!
@Smiffy01 absolutely not 😂 that's entirely my point. I really dislike that gutter journalism, which is why I avoid the Sunday Sport and at this rate, Push Square.
@pip_muzz I'm sorry but can't the same be said about pure xbox? Over the last year they have had many articles aimed at starting console waring comments just to get the numbers up.
People talking about how many more PlayStation Consoles have been sold than Xbox need to uderstand the UK is actually Xboxs second strongest market, and with the Series X/S actually tracking behind the Xbox One In the USA right now, the UK might actually be the Series X/S strongest market, relatively speaking.
The software disparity highlighted here is probably larger in other territories. This is relavent for measuring the impact of subscription services and not just Console War nonsense
I'm glad everyone in the comments is calling out the bait and not taking it; well played to you all. This article is sludge.
@ChrisDeku the article doesn't even mention the fact that the game was available on ps4 and not xbox one. It's total console war nonsence, nothing more, and it's great to see so many calling it out
@Zemo55 I can understand in some situation Gamepass is great for those tight on a budget. But Gamepass is truly becoming a cancer that has also started affecting the PC market. I’m consider the odd man out in my group for still buying game instead of relying on Gamepass
Doing my knife/handgun playthrough atm. I'm still having a blast with this.
Remember folks…it’s only video games, let’s not get crazy with console wars… at the end of an article about PlayStation sales with a heading that makes sure to encourage us to collectively find inner peace in the comments as we get to once again laugh at lack of sales on the Xbox platform…and find comfort in the dream that all this will surely result in games soon skipping xbox and giving PlayStation exclusives. Because we’re not at all worried about what Xbox are doing.
Thanks for trying Khayl 👍
@4kgk2 Playstation has 300% more copies sold than Xbox.
@TheGrizMan I can't speak for Nintendo Life but Pure Xbox definitely does do console war, it's usually a bit more subtle but it's definitely there.
Am I not right in thinking that when it comes to the Xbox, the player-base is something like 70% PlayStation, 30% Xbox. So if PlayStation has 40% more gamers, doesn't it stand to reason that considerably more copies of the game would be sold on that platform?
Instead of continuing to fuel the console wars, we should be saying well done Capcom on releasing an excellent game that has sold incredibly well...
It's unsurprising it's a Japanese game it's gonna sell more on a Japanese console, the real winners are those like me who wait for games to go on sale, not paying full price when the state of these big releases for years has been abysmal.
People still complaining about game pass i see, same people who were foaming at the mouth in anticipation when they thought ps plus tiers would be the ps equivalent of it
@Deityjester no one is "complaining" about it. They simply point out it's a terrible business strategy. It would be terrible for Sony, too, but great for those with a ps+ subscription.
@JB_Whiting one of the many articles, unfortunately. We keep complaining, yet nothing is changing, because at the end of the day they see that we click on these articles. Same with all the rumours they keep posting.
Gun rhymes with fun, strangers.
@4kgk2 Xbox one didn’t get it while PS4 did; something the article is failing to mention.
I had no real problems with re4 remake or dead space or god of war or horizon so I really don't know what you're talking about.
Doesn't matter because we all clicked and commented lol.
Wasn’t the game only on Series for Xbox? No Xbox One? That would affect things a little as well. Maybe not a whole lot but worth taking into consideration all the same!
@Sakai @JB_Whiting @pip_muzz @naruball
The article calls itself out for "console war-ism" and then said that the comments were gonna be a meltdown so I guess the article was right?!
Quote from the last paragraph of the article below in case you only read until your rage flared up and missed the author being self-aware.
"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."
So Ya...You fell for one of the classic blunders...lol...
Besides, these numbers would all be lower if this was released on the real G.O.A.T the Nintendo Switch...
@grapetrap oh come on now! As if that changes anything.
@nomither6 You mean where it costs a lot more, lacks the same innovation, and games often don't work? Nope, I prefer not to imagine playing on a PC for the most part.
@JB_Whiting Maybe some of us can have some good fun with the thumbnail and puns? It's interesting stuff. If you don't view it through a console warrior lens it becomes amusing instead of bait.
@Jaz007 Haven’t had any issues , i’m sorry you guys tried PC at a bad time but it’s a different time now . of course it was just a joke though .
also , lacks innovation ? ummmm
It changes EVERYTHING. The intent is 99% of how an article needs to be read. With the final paragraph the way it is written the writer has their tongue firmly in their cheek.
I think we may be using the term "clickbait" for any article on the internet we don't agree with. If the headline of this article read: "Hunter Biden's laptop has proof Sony faked its RE:4 Remake sales numbers" and it was on the MSN home page - CLICKBAIT. But if I'm already on this website and see an article with the name of a game I'm already interested in - not really CLICKBAIT.
@grapetrap I couldn't disagree more. It's as convincing as people who throw insults at others but don't want to get banned, so they end their comment with j/k or a smiley face as if that magically changes anything.
Loving the gold coins next to Leon's smiley face, I see what you did there😉. It is a great game though no matter where its being played on. Still can't believe I'm praising it with how much of a love hate relationship the original is to me. I think it's the density in graphics of these latest consoles somehow adding to the overall more scary feels of this remake over its original
@nomither6 Stuff like the dualsense and other things like that come from console and console standardization. Not PC being fragmented. The limit of consoles is also what breaks limits.
At least let us agree that it got you Pi**ed enough that you rage-clicked and gave them the ad revenue they so much desire. as P.T. Barnum once said, "Any engagement is good engagement".
<Insert smiley face or lol here so I don't get banned> (now where is the eye-roll emoji)
@Jaz007 the same dualsense that can be used on a PC plus every other controller and almost anything with a USB plug ? 😂 the dualsense is a top tier controller but , what if it breaks or you just can’t use one ? PC got you covered because you can play it with anything at anytime .
u say console standardization, but when it comes to everything else beyond the controller like software, hardware , etc , console doesn’t even hold a candle or even a spark to PC . the games themselves have standards set on a PC that they’re made on before being compressed and downgraded to the console it’s going to run on.
“ The limit of consoles is also what breaks limits.”
(please don’t get triggered guys , i have a PS5 and am still primarily a console player)
@nomither6 recent games released have usually their weakest version on pc
Wo long was downright unplayable
So was wild hearts
Callisto protocol had horrible fps drops
Hogwarts legacy had weird stutters and fps drops
Last of us has terrible performance
Re4 has is also experiencing some problems even if not as bad as the other ones, i had to change around the settings to make it perform decently
Ps5 had literally non of these problems
I'm sure pc is usually great but lately it seems like if ur buying a pc version of a game u can't be sure if you're getting the best version. you're much better off with the ps5 version at least u won't have to worry about performance
@MayaMousavi those are optimization issues which is understandable because PC is broad while console is a closed system . devs don’t have a choice when it comes to consoles
It is understandable yes but it also doesn't' change the fact that majority of the recent releases have had problems on pc and not on ps5 making it the better place to play games on
@nomither6 I found the Devil's advocate.
@Smiffy01 didn't they stop printing (.)(.)?
@SolaceCreed Dunno havent read it 😉
I think since it was builders mostly reading that and the Sun. They lost half the audience over night. That and all Newspaper are basically only useful as toilet paper now a days.
@SolaceCreed Thing is the sport knew it was a nonsense read but the sun thought it offered decent political content (well dependant on mudoch's party of choice at the time)
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