Devil May Cry 5 Reaches Big Sales Milestone In First Two Weeks

A deal with the devil.

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Capcom has shipped 2 million copies of Devil May Cry 5 within its first two weeks, the company has announced. That's a significant boost from its previous release, the soft-reboot DMC: Devil May Cry, which had its sales expectations reduced amid a weaker-than-expected launch.

Capcom also noted that the series has now cumulatively sold more than 19 million copies since it debuted in 2001. If sales of DMC5 remain strong, it's likely to help push that lifetime figure over the 20 million mark.

DMC5 is the first mainline release for the series in more than ten years. It brings back Dante and Nero, along with a new character, V, who summons animal familiars to do his fighting for him. The last numbered release, Devil May Cry 4, sold 2 million copies in roughly its first month on the market.

"DMC5 thrives on the stylistic and mechanical prowess of its predecessors. It sticks to tradition above all else, pursuing a few ambitious new ideas along the way, but mostly maintaining the series' focus on intricate fighting systems and campy bravado," Matt Espineli wrote in GameSpot's Devil May Cry 5 review. "Rarely does the game stumble, consistently leveraging its spectacle and mechanical depth to push aside any small frustrations. All the while, the story exudes a charismatic charm that keeps you constantly intrigued as you're refining your skills. DMC5 proves the series can still be brilliant and imaginative without compromising its longest-held traditions."

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Marky360

Man I bet fucking Devil May Cry V is awesome as **** that's probably why it's selling so well. Way to go Capcom now lets see what you guys show at E3.

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Cayrel

One step closer to reclaiming the title of "CapGod".

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Slypher9

Well done.. i really enjoyed it..

Here's hoping the same guys return and make part 6 on next gen systems..

Well done capcom and the dmc team.. hope sales can reach 5mil by the end of the year..

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Marky360

@slypher9:

I hope part 6 comes out on this gen

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eli150

Well earned. Its a great game hope to see DMC 6 in 2-3 years!

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Marky360

@eli150:

Hell maybe even next year I hope

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eli150

@Marky360: I would want that too but i think they won't have enough time to make a good enough sequel. I rather they take 2 years to make a game worthy to be a sequel to DMC 5

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Marky360

@eli150:

Maybe we will get a expansion that'd be dope as ****.

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IcelandicHossi

Who would have guess that making a game and finishing it before shipping increases the sales......... This game is amazing and it seems Capcom has gotten its mojo back!!!!! It is very rare for this kind of thing to happen to video game companies. Bungie and Bethesda will not be able to do this. I am so happy so many Japanese gaming companies are making a massive comeback now that there is so much division and turmoil in the western gaming scene!!!

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videogameninja

Great news for Capcom, great news for the franchise, and more importantly great news for gamers.

Who would have thought that sticking to the basic bread and butter mechanics and traditional playstyle while adding some new contributions here and there would pay off so well in an “ailing” franchise?

😉

Deciding not to reinvent the wheel but add to it and make it better is very much an underappreciated thing; especially in today’s gaming world.

-THANKS FOR PLAYING NINJA APPROVED-

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aross2004

While I am enjoying the game, I feel like I'm missing something when it comes to the overwhelming praise heaped on this title.

The fighting mechanics are fantastic, (I don't even mind V now that I've adjusted to the mindset of how he plays), but the graphics and story seem very 'meh' to me.

Glad the game is doing so well though, I've always been a fan of Capcom, (even if they kick us in the dick more often than not).

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cboye18

@aross2004: The praise this game gets is boosted by current signs of Capcom's resurrection, let alone that of Devil May Cry (TWICE!! Who the F does that?!!). DMC5 also shows that the traditional linear structure of single player games still works great today.

Sure the game has some flaws but the regained focus at Capcom is a morale boost for both them and us gamers.

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aross2004

@cboye18: I really liked the Re2make, DMC just didn't blow my socks off personally.

But yes, good looking out from Capcom lately.

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Archangel3371

Awesome. Very well deserved, the game is fantastic.