A very well respected member of another forum I frequent described Resi Revelations as the only decent Resi game of 2012 that nobody played. Nobody played it in the US because it got the dreaded AO rating, meaning advertising was restricted and most shops wouldn't stock it. Add that to it being a 3DS game that required a peripheral for the best control experience, and you get terrible sales figures.
I'm looking forward to this, as I quite enjoyed the 3DS demo, even though I didn't have a Circle Pad Pro to make the controls better.
The new first law of the internet: For every action, there is an irrational and disproportionate social media overreaction.