Early sales figures are in, and God of War is a bona fide hit. Sony just announced that Kratos’s newest outing sold over 3.1 million units within just three days of release, making it the fastest selling PS4 exclusive ever. Effective marketing, a timely release, and the fact that it’s just a fantastic game have all contributed to God of War‘s amazing success.
Santa Monica Studio has a lot to celebrate. Their game is now the fastest-selling PS4 exclusive in addition to being the second best-reviewed game on the platform, behind the Grand Theft Auto V port. Studio head Shannon Studsill shared these words on the game’s 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.
For more on God of War’s record-breaking success, look at the video below. If you are not yet one of the millions of people to own God of War, head on over to Brett’s review and see if that convinces you to get your hands on a copy as soon as possible.