SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice has shinobi-death-blowed its way into fans hearts and the top of the charts! With a “Must-Play” status on Metacritic that only one percent of all games achieve each year1 and 90+ rated review score across all platforms on Metacritic, the highly-anticipated game sold more than 2 million copies worldwide2 across PlayStation, Xbox and PC in less than 10 days.
“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.”
On launch day, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice was the #1 viewed game on Twitch3. With more than 631 million minutes watched on Twitch3 during launch weekend, players could not get enough of the intense combat and thrilling opportunity to escape death. The game also had 1.1 billion minutes watched on Twitch within one week3.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice introduces players to a beautifully-dark world filled with brutal enemies, intense sword combat, and engrossing vertical exploration. Fans of FromSoftware will find familiarity in the gritty gameplay found in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice where combat reigns supreme. Players will enjoy combining new features, such as prosthetic arm tools, with visceral head-to-head battle to fulfill their destiny in a vast world filled with beautiful vistas, unique weaponry, and larger-than-life foes. Published** by Activision, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is available now on PlayStation®4; PlayStation®4 Pro; the family of Xbox One devices from Microsoft, including the Xbox One X; and PC via Steam. The game is rated M for Mature (Blood and Gore, Violence). For more information, please visit www.SekiroTheGame.com and follow @SekiroTheGame on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
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*Bloodborne is a trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC. Dark Souls is a trademark of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. Sony and Bandai Namco are not the publisher of SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE. Activision has no affiliation with Bloodborne or Dark Souls.
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1 Based on all games in the Metacritic database per calendar
2 Based on Activision Blizzard and FromSoftware internal estimates
3 According to NoScope and Twitch
**excluding in Japan and Asia