Since the game launched on the 8th of March 2019, Devil May Cry 5 has sold 2 million copies worldwide, amounting to 2 million copies in the 2 weeks it’s been available.
The Devil May Cry franchise began in 2001, and was largely aimed at the Japanese market. However, Capcom say that Devil May Cry 5 is a mainstream title in the series, in fact they’re calling it the first mainstream title in the series for the past 10 years.
Of course the above statement doesn’t take 2013’s DmC into account. This title was developed by UK studio Ninja Theory, and found a niche audience of fans that are still adamant that it’s the better path the games have gone down since the original Devil May Cry. Capcom estimated that DmC would sell over 2 million units by the end of the fiscal year in March, but later revised it to 1.2 million after the game failed to attract a large audience.
The fact that Devil May Cry 5 has hit 2 million units sold in just 2 weeks shows that it’s clearly the more popular take on the franchise. Currently the title has an aggregate score of 87 on PlayStation 4, 90 on PC, and 87 on Xbox One on Metacritic at the time of writing. Reviews have been highly positive, showing that fans and critics alike approve of this latest entry to the Devil May Cry franchise.
However, Devil May Cry 5 is just the latest success in a string of many for Capcom. Last year Monster Hunter World and Resident Evil 7 proved to be massively successful, with Monster Hunter World still attracting new players. In 2019 Resident Evil 2 Remake smashed sales records and brought a whole new audience to the Resident Evil franchise. Now Devil May Cry 5 has achieved a similar feat with the Devil May Cry series, pleasing both fans and newcomers alike.
Capcom is in a very strong position already, with the rest of 2019 ahead of them to take advantage of. Later in 2019 the Nintendo Switch version of Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will launch, as well as the entire Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trilogy. To top these releases off legacy Resident Evil titles are planned for release on Nintendo Switch as well, and that’s all before E3 comes around.