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Sekiro reaches 125,000 concurrent players, fourth most-played on Steam

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Sekiro: Shadow Die Twice (opens in new tab)'s outstanding combat is clearly a hit with players—as of writing, more than 120,000 people are playing it, and its daily peak is more than 125,000, making it the fourth most-played game on Steam today ahead of Rainbox Six Siege. 

It's a monumental launch, bigger even than Devil May Cry 5 (opens in new tab)'s, which was itself Capcom's second biggest PC launch ever (opens in new tab), topping out at around 85,000 concurrent players, according to Steam Charts (opens in new tab).

Sekiro won't be climbing higher up the Steam ladder—in third place is CS:GO, which has more than 600,000 players at a time. But it's yet more evidence, as if we needed it, that excellent singleplayer games can still pull in huge audiences. 

You can read Tom's review in progress here (opens in new tab): the highlight is the timing-based combat, which to me feels more rewarding than in any of the Dark Souls games. 

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.