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- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Sekiro sales in its first week see the shinobi title shoot to number 1 of the EMEAA charts. The EMEAA charts represent the physical and digital sales of games across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice launched on March 22 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game’s sales mean it overtakes Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, which slips to second spot in the continent-spanning list.
The impressive start to the Sekiro sales is helped in part thanks to its stellar showing on PlayStation 4. Sony’s console, perhaps unsurprisingly given From Software’s close relationship with the PS4, is where the title received its most sales. While Sekiro knocked The Division 2 off the top spot overall, sales of the PS4 version of The Division 2 did still remain higher than the Xbox One version of Sekiro.
The Division 2 is part of a Ubisoft-heavy edition of the EMEAA chart. Rainbow Six: Siege, Far Cry New Dawn, and Watch Dogs 2 all feature. Watch Dogs 2, which was released in November 2016, saw a meteoric rise up to eighth place from the lofty heights of 258th.
However, the sequel’s rise and Ubisoft’s widespread good performance can likely be explained by “The Ubisoft Store Spring Sale” which recently ended. A studio that succeesed without having had a sale is Rockstar Games. Its 2013 title Grand Theft Auto 5 is in fourth, while its most recent release, Red Dead Redemption 2, is moseying on just outside the top 5 in sixth.
In other news of charts from outside the US, it was recently revealed there was a surprising title leading the charge for Nintendo Switch sales in Japan. Splatoon 2 beat out popular Nintendo titles like Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to reach the acclaimed milestone.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice isn’t absent of From Software’s trademark difficulty, which we discussed more in the GameRevolution review. Therefore, you are likely after some assistance. Some areas within the game require hidden keys to access, while snap seeds are imperative for tackling deceptive enemies.