Resident Evil 2 Remake Demo Played by Over a Million People

Capcom has released some statistics regarding the one-and-done demo for the Resident Evil 2 remake. Mainly, they’ve revealed how many people (or, perhaps, accounts) have played the demo, as well as the surprisingly low completion rate. As it turns out, to the surprise of basically nobody, it would seem like quite a bit of people are looking forward to playing the full thing, if the demo numbers are anything to go by.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake Demo Played by Over a Million People
Resident Evil 2 Remake Demo Played by Over a Million People

So, what exactly can we learn from the statistics published on the Resident Evil website? Well, to be frank, it’s not exactly the most fascinating of stuff, but then again, statistics very rarely are. For one, based on these numbers, public interest in the remake is pretty strong. Apparently, well over one million people have played the demo. Close to one million and four hundred thousand, at the time of writing. Plus, that’s just the people that have enabled RE NET Play Data settings, meaning there’s likely more that haven’t been tracked.

More interestingly, though, a very small amount of people have managed to complete the demo. See, you only have half an hour to play, and no more. However, there is an end to the demo, which you won’t have time to reach if you faff about for too long. As a result, the demo boasts a completion rate of 28%. Of course, not everyone set out with the intention of completing the demo in the first place, focusing instead on just getting the feel of the upcoming game.

The remake of Resident Evil 2 is coming out on Friday, January 25th. You’ll be able to pick it up on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Oh, quick side note for all you RE2 aficionados before we wrap up: Hunk and Tofu will absolutely be in the remake. So, whether you want to play as a cool gas mask-wearing badass, or a huge chunk of tofu with a police hat, Capcom has you covered.

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