Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has a good launch on Steam. From Software’s newest game officially launched worldwide last Friday. The game has been available exclusively through Steam.

With every high-profile launch on Steam comes concurrent player number comparisons. In this case, Sekiro appears to have good, however calm, launch numbers. Since Friday, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has had a peak of 124,334 players concurrently according to Steam’s stats page.

Depending on the time of day, Sekiro jumps between the fourth and fifth spots on Steam’s most active games list. It sits behind giants Dota 2, PUBG and CS:GO.

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The numbers are enough to make Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice the biggest Steam launch in 2019 so far. It is well ahead of Devil May Cry 5 and the Resident Evil 2 remake at 88,735 and 74,024 players respectively. Those games are the biggest releases on PC so far this year.

When comparing Sekiro to From Software’s most recent game, it is just a couple of thousand players behind Dark Souls 3. The ending to the trilogy had over 129 thousand concurrent players at launch, only 5,000 more than Sekiro.

Dark Souls 3 remains From Software’s most successful Steam launch, but Sekiro numbers are impressive when you take into account it’s a new IP.

It is possible the numbers will make another jump over the week. However, the first weekend after launch has been traditionally when games set their peak concurrent.

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Katie K
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Katie has been playing video games since she was about ten, starting out destroying her older brother at Jet Moto on the original PlayStation. Now she evolved to to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Katie is a student at Boise State University and a digital news producer for a local company. In her free time, you can find Katie inhaling coffee by the pot and playing Overwatch.