God of War is one of those games that’s been acclaimed and praised by pretty much everyone and is also a massive commercial success as well. According to a press release statement, Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment has sold more than 3.1 million units worldwide of the revival of the franchise in the first three days since its release, making it the fastest-selling PlayStation 4 exclusive as of today.
In the press release, studio head Shannon Studstill shared a personal message for her team at Santa Monica Studio and fans who made everything possible:
“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 favourite God of War gameplay moments that will be remembered for a long time.”
This milestone becomes more impressive when you take into account Sony’s other high-profile PS4 exclusives, more specifically Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – released in May 2016 selling 2.7 million units worldwide in the first week – and Horizon Zero Dawn – released in 2017 and earning 2.6 million units in the first 14 days – who both held Sony’s records in sales… until now.
God of War marks the return of the franchise since 2013’s God of War: Ascension. If you want to know more, be sure to check out our review here at GOC.
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Source: PlayStation Blog