The new God of War has managed to sell 3.1 million copies worldwide in just the first three days, from April 20th to April 22nd. The return of Kratos has been extremely well-received by the critics and the larger gaming community. It feels good to see people showing the people in charge that this kind of game has a thirsty audience. Hopefully, we’ll see more similar games in the future.
The gaming community has greeted the grand return of God of War with complete and utter adoration. And, why the hell not? Kratos has been a hugely popular gaming icon for years, and the new game is pretty damned amazing. Cory Barlog and the entirety of Sony Santa Monica have done a fantastic job, and all the years of effort have paid off. In fact, the new God of War is now the fastest-selling PS4 game in history. It sold over 3.1 million in just the first three days. For the sake of comparison, the previous holder of the title, Uncharted 4, sold 2.7 million in the first week. God of War is a resounding success, and it well deserves to be.
The post on PlayStation Blog shared a heartfelt message from the head of Sony Santa Monica studio, Shannon Studstill: “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.”