resident-evil-5-demoResident Evil 5 is one of the most anticipated games of the year – as we’ve already seen in two of our features, The 10 Hottest Xbox 360 Games coming in 2009 and the The 10 Hottest PS3 Games coming in 2009. However, these predictions are backed up by raw numbers, released by Microsoft to prove just how popular was the game’s demo.

So, three days after its launch, the RE5 demo for Xbox 360 had already been downloaded by 1.5 million people and the numbers got to 1.8 million by the end of the week. Which is pretty impressive at a first glance, although I think that numbers could’ve been much bigger, since it’s a free piece of Resident Evil! But maybe fans of the horror genre don’t want to ruin the surprise, who knows?

We’ll get to see if Capcom’s title will enjoy the same popularity on PS3 consoles too, since a Resident Evil 5 demo can now be downloaded via the PlayStation network too. Hopefully the demo can match the expectations and it won’t turn into a “game killer” as we saw it happened in many other occasions.