Gamers answer the call to “Git gud!” Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice sells 2 million copies in 10 days
On Thursday, game publisher Activision announced that FromSoftware’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has sold more than 2 million units across all platforms in less than 10 days. This total includes both digital and physical sales.
Sekiro and its challenging gameplay is already infamous for its ability to make some grown gaming journalists cry, but it appears that gamers by the millions have instead risen to the challenge and eagerly put their skills to the test. Of course, those familiar with FromSoftware’s previous games including Bloodborne and the Dark Souls series were not at all surprised by Sekiro’s level of difficulty. To expect anything less would have been a disappointment.
The game’s difficulty aside, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has also been lauded across the board, earning “Must-Play” status on Metacritic (for what that’s worth).
Activision’s top brass are also pleased with the game’s sales performance. According to Michelle Fonseca, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Activision:
“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… The fans have made Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice one of the most incredible game launches of 2019 thus far… It has been gratifying to see the enjoyment from fans when they overcome each challenge.”
Have you answered Sekiro‘s call to test your gaming prowess? “Wilst thou soar? Or wilst thou suck?”
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is available now on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.