Resident Evil 5 demo infects 1.8 million

Capcom and Microsoft just announced that the Resident Evil 5 demo has eclipsed 1.8 million downloads since its availability on the Xbox Live Marketplace last week. Talk about being infectious.

The demo (which is now available on the PlayStation Network) beat out Force Unleashed's record for the most downloads in a one-week period, accumulating 1.3 million downloads during its first three days of availability. We've also learned that the demo's Japanese kid brother, the Biohazard 5 demo, was accessed by 53% of all Japanese Xbox Live gold accounts. Which, in all reality, could be a few dozen gamers.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.