If you give away a taste of an eagerly anticipated video game, a lot of people will download it. According to Xbox's Major Nelson, more than 1.8 million people downloaded the Resident Evil 5 demo since it was released a week ago. More than 1.3 million Xbox Live members around the world downloaded the demo in just the first three days, placing it among the top Demo launches on the service.
I wonder how much of these huge numbers has to do with the tanking economy? If things get much worse out there, the only things people are going to be playing are demos!