Sony and Santa Monica Studio have announced that God of War has sold over 3.1 million copies, both digital and physical, in just three days of availability (April 20-22) on the store shelves and on PlayStation Store.
“When we first revealed God of War less than two years ago, we knew we had something truly special. Fans reacted with tremendous excitement to this bold reimagining of the franchise, and we were thrilled to explore the unique father-son dynamic between Kratos and Atreus,” Asad Qizilbash Vice President, Marketing, SIEA said on PlayStation Blog.
“Fast-forward to present day with the game’s release, and we are humbled to see such positive reviews.”
“I would like to personally thank the millions of fans around the world who decided to embark on Kratos’ latest adventure with us. Your support is truly inspiring, and it’s a reason why we push ourselves every day to go beyond the boundaries of play,” added Shannon Studstill, head of Santa Monica Studio.
“I’d also like to thank our Creative Director, Cory Barlog, and Director of Product Development, Yumi Yang and our entire amazing team at Santa Monica Studio. The belief in the game’s vision and the passion for storytelling across the team is undeniable. We look forward to hearing more about how fans are creating new memories of their favorite God of War gameplay moments that will be remembered for a long time.”
Thanks to this achievement, God of War has become the fastest-selling first party title on PlayStation 4, beating the likes of Horizon: Zero Dawn and reaching a new height when it comes to exclusive games.
For comparison (according to the details shared by Daniel Ahmad: Analyst at Nico Partners), Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End sold 2.7 million units in the first week, Horizon Zero Dawn sold 2.6 million units in first two weeks, The Last of Us shipped 3.4 million units in first three weeks on PlayStation 3.
God of War has sold 3.1 million units in 3 days making it the fastest selling PS4 exclusive
For some comparisons. Uncharted 4 sold 2.7m units in 1 week. Horizon Zero Dawn sold 2.6m units in two weeks. The Last of Us shipped 3.4m units in 3 weeks on PS3
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