Devil May Cry 5 has surpassed the all-time peak for Resident Evil 2 Remake on its debut. It is now the second best launch on Steam for Capcom ahead of Resident Evil 2 Remake but behind Monster Hunter World, which was absolutely massive.
Devil May Cry 5 launched with Denuvo DRM, which is the case with almost every Capcom release. There were reports of the PC version getting cracked before the official launch and game unlocking on Steam, but despite that, the player count for Devil May Cry 5 remained strong and it continued to surge during its opening day.
Devil May Cry 5 has done really well on PC judging from the all-time peak concurrent player count it currently has on Steam charts. At the time of writing this article, it has surpassed 77K concurrent player count. While it is possible that this number will increase throughout this week, it won’t be able to hit the Monster Hunter World number, which had more than 300K concurrent player at one point during its launch.
What matters more is that Devil May Cry 5 is now already ahead of Resident Evil 2, which had an all-time peak concurrent player count of 74K on Steam. It is now well on its way to hit the Top 5 concurrent player count for Japanese games on Steam which is currently claimed by Dark Souls 2 and 3, Metal Gear Solid 5, and Monster Hunter World.
Resident Evil 2 opened to three million sales in its debut week. It will be interesting to see how well Devil May Cry 5 fares next to Resident Evil 2. Capcom is expecting the game to ship two million in its current fiscal year.
Source (Steam Charts)