Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice managed to reach the two million copies sold worldwide mark in less than ten days, Activision has announced.
Not one to brag, Activision also pointed out that Sekiro has earned a “Must-Play” status on Metacritic (which only one percent of all games achieve each year, don’t you know) and has a 90+ rated review score across all platforms. Not bad, really.
Indeed, FromSoftware’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice did have a noticeably successful launch even without this announcement, earning 9’s or 10’s across the board with critics and jumping straight to the top of the UK charts in its first week. Our resident Twitch-addict Glen immediately pointed out to me that the game was the #1 viewed game on Twitch on launch day, and Activision says that the game had more than 631 million minutes watched on Twitch during launch weekend and 1.1 billion minutes watched on Twitch within one week. That’s a lot of minutes. The figure of two million copies sold was reached within ten days of the game’s release – the game has now been out for 21 days, so that figure could be considerably higher by now.
If this news has piqued your interest and you want to know more about the game, then check out Activision’s description of the game below, along with a badass launch trailer.
“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.”
Before you rush out and buy the game, please first bear in mind that the game is incredibly difficult and is not for the faint-hearted. Sekiro is developed by FromSoftware, the same guys who made Bloodborne and the Dark Souls series, and the infamous difficulty levels that they incorporate into their games is ever-present in Sekiro. If you’re liable to throw controllers at walls in fits of frustration then this game may not be for you.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.