“Sekiro” & “Devil May Cry 5” Going Very Well

Sekiro Devil May Cry 5 Going Very Well

The first four months of the calendar year is becoming a go-to time for some quality gaming releases. 2017 had “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” “Horizon Zero Dawn,” “NieR: Automata,” “Nioh,” “What Remains of Edith Finch” and “Persona 5” all hitting. 2018 had “God of War,” “Celeste,” “Monster Hunter: World” and the “Shadow of the Colossus” remake.

This year, though we already had the high profile bomb of “Anthem,” there’s been some strong performers including raves for both the “Resident Evil 2” remake and the smash hit “Apex Legends”. Others, like “Kingdom Hearts III,” “The Division 2” and “Metro Exodus,” scored decent nods and “Steins;Gate Elite” has got its fans.

However two recent titles are doing very well indeed. “Dark Souls” creators FromSoftware’s new feudal Japan-set title “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” and the long-anticipated sequel “Devil May Cry 5” have both scored superb reviews, pulling in a 91/100 and 90/100 respectively on Metacritic. That makes them the games of the year so far behind only the “Resident Evil 2” remake.

Both are also going very strong sales wise. “Sekiro” has become the largest Steam launch this year so far and the third largest Japanese launch in history. “Devil May Cry 5” meanwhile has reportedly sold more than 2 million units worldwide in its first two weeks – making it the fastest-selling entry in the franchise.

The next major AAA titles on the way are “Mortal Kombat 11” on April 23rd and the PS4 exclusive “Days Gone” on April 26th.