Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Down To $45 On PS4, Xbox One (US)

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is barely a month old, but as usual your patience has already been rewarded if you waited for a deal. It's already down to $45 on Amazon in the US, for the PS4 and Xbox One versions. Amazon's sale prices come and go rather quickly, so if you want in on the deal you should probably grab it to be on the safe side.

This marks the lowest price we've seen on consoles so far, and even cheaper than a recent Newegg sale price. Some brick-and-mortar retailers have also been known to price-match Amazon, if you'd rather pick it up yourself, but call ahead first.

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Sekiro is the latest From Software title, following up on hits like Dark Souls and Bloodborne. The studio has gained a reputation for the genre it helped shape--nicknamed "Soulsbornes." Their games (and now, many imitators) make a point of tough combat and resource scarcity to instill a feeling of accomplishment. Sekiro is in the same vein as its predecessors, so be ready to die a lot if you take the plunge.

The game had a strong start in sales, hitting 2 million copies in just its first ten days. That's a big accomplishment for a new franchise in a genre that is known for being niche and putting off some players. While From is committed to maintaining its challenge, it did recently issue a balance patch aimed at encouraging use of the full suite of tools.

"The orchestration of intense one-on-one boss encounters that truly test your mettle, and slower-paced stealth sections that let you take on battles at your own pace, is masterful," Tamoor Hussain said in GameSpot's review. "More so than in previous games, From Software has honed in on the inherent tension found in the challenging nature of its games, and uses it to incredible effect. Sekiro marries the developer's unique brand of gameplay with stealth action to deliver an experience that is as challenging as it is gratifying."

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Forester057

Cause it sucks hard. Dark Souls was a masterpiece. Sekiro isn’t fun in any way. No armor, equipment to experiment with. No interesting worlds. Just boring Japanese sword fodder spraying fountains of blood and insanely frustrating unfair boss fights.

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dragonsama

This is a clear Sign the game is not selling well at all. It should have had an easy mode. if it did more people would have bought it and they would have made more money.

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Barighm

@dragonsama: Actually, Sekiro is on pace to be FROM's best selling game of all time.

Maybe adding an easy mode would have made the game more appealing, but how often do we see devs compromise their integrity for the sake of sales? And then we lament their decision? Shouldn't we be glad that there is at least one good dev out there that refuses to bow to the masses and corporate pressure?

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Vodoo

@Barighm: Games usually alter their style in a more political sense, to pander to SJW's. Not so much in the difficulty department. I don't think it would hurt the game at all if they made your character be able to take more hits and make a few bosses weaker. Their vision is still intact but opens the game to more people.

Even Ninja Gaiden had a pink bow easy mode for accessibility.

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Forester057

@Barighm: No. Game is terrible. Needs an easy mode cause it’s too boring to motivate me to get good. Most Boring unfun game I’ve played. I was like, why am I playing this. Not having fun and that’s when I moved on. Dark Souls was a masterpiece for the ages. Beat them all. Just for the record (not a easy mode lover).

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nefphlegm

From a business stand point why is it on sale already? I am not understanding it's only been a month?

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Barighm

@nefphlegm: Sales could have really nose dived in a month, but there are other factors at play. It could be Activision's influence, or maybe it's just Amazon discounting a hot item. Retailers do have the ability to implement discounts independent of a product's demand.

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nefphlegm

@Barighm: Interesting thanks for responding. I was curious lately as to why sales like this happen especially on hot item.

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Forester057

@nefphlegm: One reason. Used game sales cut into their profits heavily so they have to compete with used prices. As usual more competition means better deals for you and I. The dev still makes money. All good.