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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is Steam's biggest launch in 2019

Published: 10:29, 25 March 2019
A wheat field at night from Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, can this game be any more gorgeous?

According to Steam charts, FromSoftware's new title is Steam's biggest launch in 2019, beating Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice also peaked at 124,334 concurrent players making it fourth most-played game.

FromSoftware's latest Soulsborne game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is off to a successful start when it comes to reception from both critics and players. The review scores are looking pretty good and the player numbers are following closely.

According to the data from Steam Charts, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice launch is the second best of all Soulsborne games, only a couple of thousands players behind the most popular title - Dark Souls III. 

The trilogy finale attracted 129,000 concurrent players at launch while Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is at 124,334 players at the moment. Dark Souls II, which is considered as one of the weakest games in the series, peaked at 79,528 players.

The numbers from Steam Charts also mean that Sekiro reached the fourth spot on Steam's most active games list, coming behind the usual heavy hitters like Dota 2, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and CS:GO but beating GTA V and Warframe.

Furthermore, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is Steam's biggest launch in 2019, beating Resident Evil 2 Remake and Devil May Cry 5 records that stand at 74,024 and 88,735 concurrent players respectively.

Of course, these numbers could rise even more in the upcoming days, but the launch weekend is usually when new, single-player games set their record number for most concurrent players.

Steam Charts also reveal that players spent more than 7 million hours fighting the Ashina clan and exploring 1500s Sengoku Japan.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice concurrent players peak is still way off from the top 10 list, where the last place game is For Honor with 216,499 players and PUBG is still the undisputed king with 3,236,027 players.

From Software Sekiro thinks he's Batman as he's grappling around feudal Japan Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

For more Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice news, take a loot at the review roundup and if you're yet to play the game on PC, check out the system requirements and download size here .

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by From Software and Activision

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