Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Resident Evil 5 demo DL'ed 1.8 million times!

Resident Evil 5 is definitely one of the most anticipated games of early 2009, and the amount of downloads the demo got on Xbox Live shows just how much Xbox 360 owners are looking forward to its release. The Resident Evil 5 demo was downloaded 1.8 million times in its first week, with 1.3 million of those being within the first three days of its availability on Xbox Live. Microsoft went on to say that 53% of all Japanese Xbox Live gold accounts have downloaded the demo. They say its one of the "top demo launches on the service" though they would not go into specifics of what other game demos were more successful.

Resident Evil 5 will be released in North America and PAL territories on March 13th. It will be the first Resident Evil game on an Xbox console.