Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the latest title from Japanese studio FromSoftware, has sold over two million copies worldwide – a commendable figure for such a niche product.
FromSoftware are best known as the creators of Bloodborne and the Dark Souls trilogy, a series of beautifully dark and sadistic action/adventure RPGs notorious for their difficulty. Sekiro has proved to be little different in that regard, retaining that trademark dark beauty and incredible challenge. However in Sekiro the gothic architecture of Yharnam and haunted medieval kingdoms have been swept aside in favour of the vibrant mysticism of old Japan.
The sales figures were announced yesterday in an article by Sekiro’s publisher Activision, which stated that the game’s sales passed the two million mark across all platforms within its first ten days after release.
In the article, Activision’s Vice President of Product Management and Marketing Michelle Fonseca celebrated the game’s success, saying: “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has brought something very special and unique to Activision’s portfolio of games. It’s been an honour 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. 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 is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.