Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice grapples to a 700K+ launch on Steam, continuing early 2019 singleplayer Steam launch winstreak
The big launch is another victory for singleplayer games launching on Steam this year, after Devil May Cry 5 and Resident Evil 2 Remastered both broke series records.
Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice launched March 22nd 2019 and has reached over 700,000 owners on Steam over its launch weekend, according to PlayTracker Insight data. It also broke 120,000 concurrent players, a record for this year.
These numbers are very impressive, but they fall short of From Software's previous major Steam launch, DARK SOULS™ III, which hit 1.1M in its first week.
In 2019, Sekiro is closely tied with Devil May Cry 5's launch weekend, but both fall short of Resident Evil's 1M launch weekend.
All three games come from Japanese developers who have historically been lukewarm on Steam and PC in general, but have recently found great success with last year's best-seller Monster Hunter: World nearing 3M owners on Steam.
For more on Sekiro and game stats in general, stay tuned to PlayTracker Insight.