Sekiro Sales Are Off To A Hot Start

Sales figures emerge from the shadows.

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Now Playing: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Is Selling Really Well - GS News Update

From Software's latest game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, looks to be a hit. Publisher Activision has shared sales figures for the title so far, revealing that Sekiro has already sold over two million copies.

According to a post on Activision's official website, Sekiro sold two million copies across all platforms--PC, PS4, and Xbox One--in just 10 days. As the announcement highlights, the game holds a 90+ Metacritic review score average across all platforms.

The post further reveals that Sekiro was "the #1 viewed game on Twitch, [with] more than 631 million minutes watched [during] launch weekend." From there, it went to be viewed for over 1.1 billion minutes in one week.

Activision's VP of Product Management and Marketing, Michelle Fonseca, made note of the fans' enthusiasm for these impressive sales figures. "The fans have made Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice one of the most incredible game launches of 2019 thus far," Fonseca said. "The game has performed well on all platforms including PC and we’re excited by the continued support from gamers and critics alike. It has been gratifying to see the enjoyment from fans when they overcome each challenge."

In our Sekiro review, we said the game "marries the developer's unique brand of gameplay with stealth action to deliver an experience that is as challenging as it is gratifying."

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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srfilk86

Never An Easy Mode: Confirmed

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naryanrobinson

Great news.

I'm planning on buying it when it's cheaper, but not before I've completed the other Souls games.

I'm weird like that; everything has to be done in release order.

I completed DarkSouls long ago, played a bit of DS3 at a friends house, then started DS2 but didn't finish.

I have to go back, finish DS2 all the way through, then DS3 all the way, (then probably Nioh,) then buy Sekiro. No point buying it now.

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aross2004

@naryanrobinson: What about Demon's Souls?

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naryanrobinson

@aross2004:

Demon's Souls, like Bloodborne, can't be helped, since I'm a PC-only person.

That being said, the emulated version of Demon's Souls now runs better than the original, even at 4K.

Bloodborne, however, well who knows when I'll get playing that.

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videogameninja

Awesome news and greatly deserved. Hopefully it will go on to set a record in overall sales for the franchise.

Sekiro really does a lot to make it stand out from the other Souls/Borne games (“In” before someone says it’s not a “souls” game. 😉 ).

One thing I personally have to commend FROM for is the inclusion of a more substantial narrative as well as some form of character development; an attribute not generally associated with the Souls games. While it wasn’t anything mind-blowing it was greatly appreciated and really helped bring a more outlined purpose to the many path one took upon themselves.

Then there are the incredible boss fights. Is it just me but is the game easier than the Souls games but harder when it comes to the boss battles? It sure felt like that.

Regardless this is great news for FROM as well as gamers as it potentially opens the door up for FROM to explore other avenues as well as new IPS.

-RESURRECTION NINJA APPROVED-

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Fud_Sang

Next From collaboration needs to be Team Ninja. I can only imagine the synergy. Sekiro meets Ninja Gaiden meets Nioh how could it be bad?

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lostn

That's a far cry from the 20 million they normally demand from their games.

Could they start putting lootboxes in to make up for the shortfall?

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SupaMasterGamer

Its great because I hope this will continue the trend of great quality single player games(god of war,spiderman,persona 5 etc) to counter balance the game as a service always online trend.

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lostn

@supamastergamer: Who doesn't love GAS?

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RadioactiveMah

@lostn: everybody get's a little GAS from time to time.

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Tiwill44

I found this and RE2 to be fun games to watch, which is a rare quality.

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Prats1993

And yet there are still people that think these type of games need an easy mode to appeal to a wider crowd, lol.

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aross2004

@Prats1993: While I don't think the game needs an easy mode, you do realize that the game would actually appeal to a wider crowd if it had an easy mode.

Just because the game is selling well doesn't mean that a lot of people didn't take a pass on it because of the extreme difficulty.

Your comment makes no sense really.

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Prats1993

@aross2004:

You do realize that the increasing appeal and popularity of these games is due in part to their difficulty, right? Plus there's the fact that Sekiro is easily FromSoft's most accessible game to date despite it's difficulty being on par with other Souls games. Perhaps an easy mode would sell more copies but at the end of the day it's the difficulty that drew peoples attention.

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aross2004

@Prats1993: But you just kind of made my point for me when you indicated that having an easy mode could sell more copies.

I don't disagree with you that part of what people love about From games is the difficulty, (it's the same reason that I love their games), but the steep barrier for entry on their games does alienate the audience that do not want that kind of difficulty, but would still like to experience From titles.

I have friends who will not play this game because it does not have an Easy mode. I feel like it is their loss, but I understand that there is an entire group of gamers that just won''t get near this title for that same reason.

A much wider audience could be reached without compromising the challenge by just adding an easier difficulty for folks who would want that, and the current difficulty could just remain as is on a "Standard" mode. This wouldn't compromise the vision of the game in the slightest.

How that equates to people acting like elitists, or acting like someone who doesn't have the same game skills is somehow "less than", is lame and totally beyond me, (not saying that you are acting that way, but plenty of people are acting like they are the shit for beating this game. It's not even close to being the hardest game ever).

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solid_snake1461

@aross2004: go play your cod or fortnite. Each game has its own charm. You don’t like it, don’t play it.

After Demon Souls, no one would play a Fromsoft's game expecting a walk in a park. There are countless other games out there catering to those players.

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aross2004

@solid_snake1461: WTF are you smoking?

The game is great just the way it is which is why I said I DON'T THINK IT NEEDS AN EASY MODE. I was saying that there are however, plenty of other people who did not buy the game because of the difficulty.

Next time, learn to read before opening your mouth jackass.

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solid_snake1461

@aross2004: those people aren’t the target audience of this game. It’s that simple. Whether they buy it or not is irrelevant.

Also, you chose to start and end your comment with profanities. That’s quite some education you got there.

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aross2004

@solid_snake1461: Says the guy who didn't even comprehend what was said before shooting off at the mouth.

How in any way did my original comment warrant a "go play Fortnite or COD"?

Your comment was ignorant, so at least own it.

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solid_snake1461

@aross2004: those game was like what? Aim, shoot, reload, repeat. Yea, sound easy enough for the kind of people like you.

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aross2004

@solid_snake1461: I'm near the end of Sekiro right now. Have you beaten it? Bet you couldn't even get past the first boss.

Like I said, you simply have no basic rreading comprehension, and are probably like 12 years old with your infantile comments.

I suppose it makes no sense to continue to try and have an intelligent conversation with someone who has no intelligence at all.

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solid_snake1461

@aross2004: “someone who has no intelligence at all”, well, that’s quite a unique way for you to describe yourself.

By the way, you’re near the end, aren’t you? And you've already entitled yourself the right to speak? That’s hilarious. I’ve gotten the platinum trophy a few days ago.

Thanks for the laugh anyway. Your display of foolishness is quite entertaining.

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SupaMasterGamer

@aross2004: Agreed.

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Bread_or_Decide

And to think, some people thought Activision would ruin the game lol.

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Barighm

@Bread_or_Decide: Apparently all Activision did was encourage From to build a more in depth tutorial section. Oh, and convinced them to expand the scope of the game beyond a simple Tenchu sequel.

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gamingdevil800

@Barighm: Tbh the only greedy games Activision releases on a regular are Call Of Duty and Destiny plus that horrible Diablo mobile game. Look at their other more recent offerings and they are pretty good Sekiro, Spyro, Overwatch, Crash, Kings Quest, WOW expansions...

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Barighm

@gamingdevil800: Yeah, but technically Activision wasn't really in control of those games' development, or at least the ones I know about, so there's your explanation; however, since Activision's bean counters have taken control of Blizzard there has been a noticeable reduction in the quality of Blizzard's games.

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HBninjaX

WELL DESERVED! I don't have much time to play but I am enjoying the game immensely. What an amazing adventure filled with twists and turns and shocking moments that defy convention. Hidetaka Miyazaki is unrivaled at his craft as far as I'm concerned

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DukeGallison

I'll still be avoiding this one like the plague. Screw Souls and Souls-types that aren't Salt and Sanctuary.

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Barighm

@DukeGallison: Sekiro isn't a Souls-like. It's more of a straight action game. That actually means it's harder since you can't just level and enhance gear to win.

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Bread_or_Decide

@DukeGallison: But Salt and Sanctuary is just a rip off of souls borne titles.

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Barighm

@Bread_or_Decide: It actually plays a lot more like Symphony of the Night than Dark Souls.