According to a new report, Resident Evil 4 Renake is claiming the top spot on the March 2023 sales charts, overtaking the Hogwarts Legacy.
A new study published by Circana, formerly known as NPD Group, has revealed the top grossing games for March 2023 with Resident Evil 4 Remake currently leading the way. The remake of the classic Resident Evil game was released recently and received critical acclaim from fans as it brought many improvements to the game, but still managed to retain it. what’s inherent in a Resident Evil horror game. Resident Evil 4 Remake quickly became the second-highest-grossing game in franchise history, behind only Resident Evil 6 in 2012. Most recently, the remake’s success has knocked another pillar out of the way. of the highest-grossing games this year.
Resident Evil 4 Remake has been expected for a long time and has created a fever among the gaming community although it is not the only major release so far this year. Last February saw the launch of Hogwarts Legacy and its massive success as an open-world RPG in the Harry Potter universe. Hogwarts Legacy dominated the sales charts throughout the month the game launched and sold over 12 million copies just weeks after its release. However, the Hogwarts Legacy’s golden age at the top seems short-lived as Resident Evil 4 Remake has usurped its throne.
According to recently released revenue data from Circana’s Mat Piscatella, the games with the highest numbers in March 2023 featuring Resident Evil 4 Remake have quickly risen to the top of the charts. The game almost immediately rose to the top of the sales charts after Resident Evil 4 Remake launched just a week before the end of the reporting period. While Resident Evil 4 Remake knocked Hogwarts Legacy out of the top spot in March, Hogwarts Legacy followed closely behind at No. 2. Another newly released title is MLB: The Show 23, Call of Duty. : Modern Warfare 2 and The Last of Us: Part 1 also made the Top 5 of this list.
While Resident Evil 4 Remake and Hogwarts Legacy are monopolizing the top two spots in terms of revenue in March, the list also has several pillars across multiple platforms. WWE 2K23 is the only new release outside of the Top 5 and has made it to the list, securing 7th place in the monthly rankings. Recently released titles like Return to Dream Land Deluxe and Kirby’s Dead Space (2023) also made the Top 20, alongside perennial bestsellers like Minecraft and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
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The success of Resident Evil 4 Remake is the latest in a string of remakes that constantly update and modernize classic games from Capcom’s horror series. The 2020 Resident Evil 3 Remake has received a somewhat modest reception for the Resident Evil franchise because it has sold just over 6 million copies as of January 2023. The 2019 remake of Resident Evil was released. 2 was a commercial and critical success, earning a nomination for Game of the Year at The Game Award 2019.
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