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Submitted by Afterlife 1031d ago | news

Award-Winning God of War® Franchise Sales Exceed 21 Million Units Worldwide

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) announced today an epic milestone for the God of War® franchise – the award-winning series has now surpassed 21 million units* sold as of May 30, 2012. This outstanding sales figure was achieved in just seven years after the series made its debut on the PlayStation®2 in 2005 with the first title released in the franchise, God of War. (God of War, God of War 2, God of War 3, God of War Collection, God of War: Chains of Olympus, God of War: Ghost of Sparta, God of War: Origins Collection, PS3, PSP, Sony Computer Entertainment)

roadkillers  +   1031d ago
Thats across eight games if you count the mobile version. I'm proud to say that I contributed to 5/8.
BiggCMan  +   1031d ago
21 million is an astounding number, but when you do look at it like, that's out of 8 games...My own reaction is more along the lines of "The hell is wrong with people, that number should be triple that for such an amazing series!" Ughhh, I just don't understand.

Also, proud to say I have contributed to 5 of those games, with Ascension being my 6th in the future. I also counted, I only see 7 games in the series, am I missing one? I see 1, 2, 3. The 2 PSP games which brings it to 5, and then Betrayal (mobile game), and Ascension. Is there an 8th i'm not aware of?
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xPhearR3dx  +   1031d ago
Some people just can't stand hack and slash games.
nolifeking  +   1031d ago
considering the genre, I would say that's quite the feat.
decrypt  +   1031d ago
@xPhearR3dx

Agreed, not everyone likes hack and slash. These days most people just are into shooters.

Personally i cant get enough of a competitive RTS ARPG like Dota. Hence yea everyone has different choices.

To me 1 hack and slash a year is pretty much fine, but sure some folks here probably want alot more.
roadkillers  +   1030d ago
I added the collections, but didn't include Ascension since it's not part of the 21 million.
Ezio2048  +   1031d ago
I am proud to contribute to all 8/8.....
telekineticmantis  +   1031d ago
The ascension gameplay looked beast
I wonder how the time control factors in.
gamerwiips360  +   1031d ago
This franchise is always near & dear to Sony!!
and its core Fans. Still remember the awe-inspiring God of War that launched in 2005!! Since then it became the Trademark of Sony along with GT... but Alas! Drake stole the charm from Kratos since Uncharted 2!

But nvm, Sony has 2 mothaf**ing titles (Kratos/Drake) that even a M$/Nintendo fanboys do admit.. that both of them wre Gem.

And yeah.. Im proud to contribute all 8/8. Infact I have the PSP versions as well as the PS3 version of the psp versions. Im f**king God of War!
NastyLeftHook0  +   1031d ago
it all started on ps2 when i asked about a game called god of war...this skater/punk employee told me

"dude...you totally got to check this out! you wont regret it! ill give you your money back if you dont like it, its that good.

and it was.
showtimefolks  +   1031d ago
i have GOW 1,2,3 and origins collection been a long time fan and planning on getting this day one. Was it me or did the demo felt too long and there was nothing special about the demo?

i don't know how to explain but something was missing, it felt like been there done that. With this GOW they have a chance to take some risks combat wise because combat has been the same for way too long

but i am very interested to play the single player since this game tells a story to fill the gap between main games. Co-op looks quite good i am more of a co-op than online MP

will pre order asap 2013 will be huge

last of us
last guardian(yes it will come in 2013)_
beyond

and many unannounced
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units  +   1031d ago
No doubt shipped numbers
AdmiralSnake  +   1031d ago
No doubt a troll comment.
cyborg6971  +   1031d ago
Did you get your screen name by how many units you've had in you?
Afterlife  +   1031d ago
Shipped = Sold.

If you do some research, you will know what I mean. I'm not even going to bother to explain it to you.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1031d ago
one bubble no doubt.
peter7777555   1030d ago | Spam
HurstDarkStar  +   1030d ago
Son im proud ;)
TheModernKamikaze  +   1030d ago
When I got GoW 2, I did not knew anything about it since it was one of my first PS2 games, little did I know..
nevin1  +   1030d ago
Well GOW 3 had to compete with Red Dead Redemption and Heavy Rain.
aDDicteD  +   1030d ago
I'm happy for the GOW franchise, i played all of those titles 1,2 and 3 was awesome and the other 2 in psp was also good for a handheld game, well all I can say is that the best is yet to come (GOW: ascension) ^_^
rulakir  +   1022d ago
If people would stop considering FPS the only game genre they would actually enjoy awesome games such as the God of War series and all the other games that Playstation has to offer.

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