It’s that time of year when the Devil May Cry fans out there come out of the woodwork to celebrate Devil May Cry Day with a bevy of news and surprises.
Devil May Cry 5 broke new ground by being the best-selling game in the franchise, given that it was just over three years since its release.
Capcom is celebrating the three-year anniversary of Devil May Cry 5 by revealing the game has sold over 5 Million copies and become one of the company’s highest-selling games. Three years after it was first released, Devil May Cry 5 has surpassed the 4.8 million units sold by Devil May Cry 4, to become the most successful entry in the series.
Devil May Cry V has sold over V million copies according to Capcom https://t.co/FxosKmNa27— Nibel (@Nibellion) April 27, 2022
The Devil May Cry series is widely considered one of the best in action gaming. While it was initially planned as a sequel to Resident Evil 2 and featured some survival-horror elements, Capcom rechristened and released it as Devil May Cry. It didn’t take long before the franchise rocketed to popularity.
Devil May Cry 5, the latest installment in Capcom’s hack-and-slash series, has sold 5 Million copies worldwide. Devil May Cry 5 comes from developer Capcom and launched in March 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
According to games industry insider Benji-Sales, Devil May Cry 5 is the most successful title in the series. Sales of 4.8 Million copies are attributed to Devil May Cry 4 and 3.8 Million copies are attributed to DmC: Devil May Cry. The original trilogy trails behind the reboot, which sold 2.3 Million copies of Devil May Cry 3, 2.1 Million copies of Devil May Cry, and 1.7 Million copies of Devil May Cry 2. The low sales of the HD collection are attributed to its poor quality and lack of polish, as well as its controversially altered combat system.
The sixth game in the Devil May Cry franchise, Devil May Cry 5 continues the story of a returning Dante, while also introducing players to V, the newest playable character. Along with its numerous playable characters, Devil May Cry 5 boasts an innovative combat system that enables players to switch seamlessly between characters during combat to take advantage of each character’s fighting style. The action game was well received by both fans and critics alike, and it sold well in its first two weeks on the market.
After only two weeks on store shelves, Devil May Cry 5 had already moved over two Million copies. In its first year alone, it sold over three Million. Now, it has sold five Million copies and has beaten its predecessor’s sales.
Surely Capcom will be feeling proud of themselves.
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