God of War Sells Over 3 Million Copies in 3 Days, Setting a Big Record
The new God of War has been a huge hit with critics, becoming the PS4’s highest-rated exclusive, but has all that acclaim translated into sales? Boy, you’d better believe it – according to Sony, the game moved an impressive 3.1 million copies in it’s first three days on sale (April 20 – 22). That means God of War is also the PS4’s fastest-selling exclusive.
SIE Santa Monica studio head Shannon Studstill thanked the fans and developers for making the new God of War such a success…
“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.
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.”
It definitely seems like Kratos has his feet back on solid ground after a few shaky years. God of War director Cory Barlog recently let slip that he has a whopping five sequels planned, so expect the franchise to continue being a cornerstone for Sony for some time to come.
You can check out Wccf’s perfect 10 review of God of War, right here:
“God of War is one of those rare titles that define the console generation. Kratos’ fighting has been refined to its very best and the lands of Midgard are filled with wonders of all manner to explore and defeat. It’s been nearly the entire lifespan of the PlayStation 4 console since Kratos has seen new adventure, but the wait has been absolutely worth it.”
God of War is available now on PS4.