We just received this press release from Activision detailing the huge hit that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has become in its first week and a half since release. Check out the stats below:
Santa Monica, CA – April 11, 2019 – SekiroTM: Shadows Die Twice has shinobi-death-blowed its way into fans hearts and the top of the charts! With a “Must-Play” status on Metacritic that only one percent of all games achieve each year and 90+ rated review score across all platforms on Metacritic, the highly-anticipated game sold more than 2 million copies worldwide across PlayStation, Xbox and PC in less than 10 days.
“Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has brought something very special and unique to Activision’s portfolio of games. It’s been an honor to work with FromSoftware to help introduce a brand-new franchise to gamers around the world,” said Michelle Fonseca, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Activision. “The fans have made Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice one of the most incredible game launches of 2019 thus far. 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.”
On launch day, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice was the #1 viewed game on Twitch. With more than 631 million minutes watched on Twitch during launch weekend, players could not get enough of the intense combat and thrilling opportunity to escape death. The game also had 1.1 billion minutes watched on Twitch within one week.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice introduces players to a beautifully-dark world filled with brutal enemies, intense sword combat, and engrossing vertical exploration. Fans of FromSoftware will find familiarity in the gritty gameplay found in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice where combat reigns supreme. Players will enjoy combining new features, such as prosthetic arm tools, with visceral head-to-head battle to fulfill their destiny in a vast world filled with beautiful vistas, unique weaponry, and larger-than-life foes. Published** by Activision, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is available now on PlayStation®4; PlayStation®4 Pro; the family of Xbox One devices from Microsoft, including the Xbox One X; and PC via Steam. The game is rated M for Mature (Blood and Gore, Violence). For more information, please visit www.SekiroTheGame.com and follow @SekiroTheGame on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
My own review was a love letter to the game you can check out here, and I’m still slowly stabbing my way across feudal Japan 10 days later, so addicted to this game I can’t play anything else. Congrats to From Software on another instant hit.