Less than ten days after its launch, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has sold more than 2 million copies.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has received a lot of backlash since launch from those who are not fond of how it differs from the other FromSoftware games and by those who think that the game is too hard. However, these detractors have done little to affect the success of the game, as Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has sold over two million copies in less than ten days after its release.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice was published by Activision Blizzard, which has issued a statement on its investor's site about the sales information for the game. According to the press release, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice sold over two million copies within the space of ten days across all three platforms and is sitting on a 90+ rated review score on Metacritic.
“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.”
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice received universal acclaim from critics, even though some were disappointed in the changes that the game made to the formula established by the Dark Souls series and Bloodborne. There have also been complaints that the game is too difficult and for the inclusion of an easy mode, which has angered many fans of FromSoftware's earlier titles, who believe that the challenge is an integral part of their games.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice might have its fair share of detractors, but there is no denying that the game has been a financial success for both Activision Blizzard and FromSoftware.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is available now for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.