Devil May Cry 5 is Capcom's second biggest PC launch ever

Capcom has entered a golden age (opens in new tab). Its Resident Evil 2 remake (opens in new tab) was three times more popular (opens in new tab) on Steam than 2017's Resident Evil 7, and now its latest game, hack-and-slash Devil May Cry 5 (opens in new tab), has surpassed both of them, making it Capcom's second biggest PC launch ever.

As of writing, the game has a concurrent player peak of around 89,000, and is in the top 10 on Steam (opens in new tab) in terms of current players. That could improve over the weekend, too, but it's unlikely to catch up with Monster Hunter: World (opens in new tab), Capcom's biggest-ever Steam launch, which reached a peak concurrent player count of more than 300,000 following its launch in August.

Capcom hasn't always prioritized PC but, as more PC players show a desire to play its games, that appears to be changing. Last month, Capcom exec Haruhiro Tsujimoto acknowledged that Monster Hunter: World had "exceeded expectations" on Steam, and talked about how important PC players are to the company (opens in new tab).

Tom's Devil May Cry 5 review is this-a-way (opens in new tab): he called it a "must-buy for hack-and-slash fans".

Thanks, Twisted Voxel (opens in new tab).

Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.