Three years on, it seems Devil May Cry 5’s popularity has yet to really wane, if its latest sales achievement is any indication. According to Capcom, the latest entry in its demon-slaying hack-and-slash action series has now surpassed 6 million copies sold. For a bit of context, DMC 5 hit 5 million copies sold back in April this year, meaning a million more copies have been sold in just the last six months. Not bad for a three-and-a-half year-old game.
When it first debuted in 2019, DMC 5 revitalized a franchise that had been stuck in limbo for a few years. Capcom had attempted to take it in a different direction with Ninja Theory’s reboot DMC: Devil May Cry in 2013, to mixed critical and commercial results. DMC 5 would ultimately ignore the reboot and return to the original versions of Dante and friends, in the process providing some of the most critically-acclaimed hack-and-slash gameplay in years.
And now the game has reached 6 million copies sold, further cementing its status as the best-selling DMC game to date. Capcom shared the news, along with new artwork of the game’s cast, in a brief Twitter message thanking the fans for their support. It’s certainly helped that these days Devil May Cry 5 has gotten pretty cheap, as the standard price of the base game has dropped to $30 across all platforms, and sales bring that down to as low as $10 fairly frequently.
With how brief Capcom’s tweet is, the specifics of the new sales milestone aren’t clear, like how many copies of DMC 5’s current-gen Special Edition contributed to the grand total, for example. What might frustrate fans more, though, is that there is no mention or tease for what could be in store for the series going forward. Granted, there’s the animated Devil May Cry series being produced for Netflix, but when it comes to games, it’s not yet known what its future holds.
DMC 5 left the door open for Dante, Vergil, and Nero’s story to continue, and with the game continuing to perform well financially after nearly four years on the market, it’s fair to assume that Capcom won’t let the series’ renewed popularity wane without making a new game. However, so far there has yet to be any solid indication that a Devil May Cry 6 is being developed. Or, at the very least, if Capcom is working on DMC 6, it’s not yet at a point where it’s ready to share it with the world.
That likely won’t be much comfort for longtime fans who’ve played and replayed Devil May Cry 5 to death by now. But for all the newcomers who’ve bought the game in the past year, it should give them plenty of time to enjoy one of the best action games in recent years before any sequel starts grabbing their attention.
Devil May Cry 5 is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.