Same for the new Yakuza, too. God of War on PS4 is the fastest selling title in the franchise' history (boxed sales only). God of War's success in the UK is despite it being absent on the Amazon UK store pre-launch.
As it should! it is the very best in the series so far! Show your support to this game people! it really deserves it
So much for the "Exclusives don't sell" & "Single Player games don't sell" narratives!!! (as if those old tropes haven't already been proven wrong time & time again)
@Uptown I know right 😂
No loot boxes, battle royale mode and is 100% single player? It'll never catch on...
“UK God of War launch is the biggest in the series history“ Well deserved. Cory and the team at Sony Santa Monica must be very proud. Thank you guys for proving single player games matter!
SP games>>>>>>& gt;>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> ;>>>MP games any day.
and that was just physical copies. together with digital sales, I wonder how many millions they already sold
And thank you for making a complete game with no loot boxes and micro transactions, preloaded paywall contet. With the excuse that “game development is so expensive nowadays and we need to find way to make a profit”. How about make a good game with great production values and watch it fly off the shelves
One of the best games I've ever played so far. Just beautiful to behold. There's a particular time on a mountain that totally astounded me by the attention to detail. The sales are more than justified, I hope other devs and publishers pay attention, THIS is what gamers want. EDIT:By that I mean a fully fledged game that is made by gamers for gamers. None of that nickle and diming shit, it is what it is, no added sugar necessary.
Everyone should experience this game! It’s unreal and that’s hard to do these days. It has great combat to go with story and atmosphere. Atreus is amazing, which is a feat unto itself. Barlog said he wrote this with another in mind, so imagine what GoW 5 might be without having to build an engine and constantly having 20 bottlenecks slowing down the development process.
I found Atreus really annoying at first. I still find him annoying at times because he won't shut up during combat, however, the people that say this is some sort of escort quest game, or you're babysitting, are completely misguided or misinformed. He's actually quite useful in combat, and it's even part of the game play and adds a level of strategy that most cover based game play simply doesn't have with its completely(or mostly completely) computer based AI.
I'm 6 hrs in and Atreus is becoming a very helpful 'tool' in combat now that I have been able to upgrade his skills and equipment a bit. I m sure he will be integrated more and more in my combat sequences the more I upgrade him. His AI is top notch however.. As for the game...man I 'm in love...Kratos has been given flesh and bones, in a way, and I really really like his tough love approach (thanks Dad!). The game is fantastic!
@rainslacker "He's actually quite useful in combat, and it's even part of the game play and adds a level of strategy that most cover based game play simply doesn't have with its completely(or mostly completely) computer based AI." I would say that Atreus is pretty much VITAL when you´re playing on "give me god of war" difficult with immersive mode enable.
Yeah, I use Atreus alot especially more often with harder enemies, especially with the skills he gains later on. He gets a little mouthy story wise at a point in the game but Kratos has to set him straight again. But I don't find him annoying at all in game play or combat. He's very useful.
I'm finding myself using Artreus more and more as an actual viable and expected form of game play. The ability to form different strategies is quite helpful, and obviously what the developer intended. He's not just a random get out of trouble card, or random "might kill a guy passing by" thing or "shoot and do paltry damage for the appearance of having a capable side kick" kind of character. In some fights, it seems like its intended to kill the enemy by having him pull aggro, to which you can then attack the enemy from behind(shielded enemies). That doesn't remove his constant chatter from battles. Although I know his comments about incoming attacks is supposed to be useful, it just gets repetitive. However, I will say since getting more used to the combat system, and spending more time on crowd control, he doesn't talk as much, because I tend to already be in a position to be aware of what's coming. @Obscure Since I find this game pretty challenging at normal levels, I'm almost afraid to try the hardest mode.:) @Viz If you're talking about in Alfheim...then yeah, I just wanted to smack him with the sharp end of the axe a few times. Sadly, when I tried, nothing happened, and he just asked why we were still there.:) And the only annoying thing I find about him in combat is his announcements of incoming attacks, because I don't find them that effective in actually dodging those attacks. But that may just be my reaction times.
Yep, we have to support a great game so the message is clear to the developers.
It could be the best game ever made in my opinion, not just the best in the series. It's been beyond my wildest expectations.
Great news. God of War is a powerhouse.
oh yeah, my favorite series is getting bigger and better :) I am excited about first week numbers. It should do around 2 million first week.
I'd say more, Aus is fairly small market and when I grabbed my copy around lunchtime - the other 6 people in the store were doing the same. It's going to do huge numbers 1st week and easily 10mill after a year.
It’s easily doing more than that
What matters is that the game moves the video game medium forward to progress. The Last of Us did that last generation and broke down barriers to the point that film and literary critics took notice and interest. Video games as a storytelling medium is progressing very well with PlayStation as the vehicle. God of War will do the same this generation with TLOU Pt 2 and Detroit: Become Human
Every level in this game is screaming high quality and brand new!
some other camp is just proud to have old games in 4K
@badz149 Lol. True. But stay classy my friend. We know what we got and that'll tied us over for some time now.
Well done SSM, SP games are alive and well thanks to Sony and PS4.
Props to Nintendo as well for keeping compelling single player games relevant.
Agree, both deserve respect.
I'm not really into Nintendo these days but I agree completely. At least they do their own thing, not scream me too.
Seriously, it hasn't been out for a week yet and it's already breaking records. It'll be interesting to see what first week sales will be.
I’d say 1-3 Million.
Over 3 million, I'd say.
It broke records before a week even started.
You can say the game is something special for everyone.
Will only be two days of sales. Released Friday and Saturday is the last day of the week for UK numbers counting.
It's gonna sell 3-5 million quick and than 8-10 lifetime possibly a lot more because the reviews and hype behind it is unreal Digital sales account for more than 50-60% of game sales now a days so when Sony releases a statement it wouldn't shock me if the numbers are much much higher They did the best thing possible have it reviewed early than let it build hype SSM and Cory truly deserved
"Digital sales account for more than 50-60% of game sales now a days" This is untrue, it's been shown repeatedly to be around 25-35%. Though I don't find the overall sales estimates you make to be unlikely.
Gamer http://www.playstationlifes... https://www.vg247.com/2017/... https://www.eurogamer.net/a... Where are you guys living? Digital sales account for more than physical sales I buy all physical but we can't deny the impact of digital
@showtimefolks That first article which claims more than 45% is extremely unlikely to be accurate and isn't backed up by any of the other data you provided including the rest of the information in that article. And the rest of the articles say basically what I am saying. None of them make any claim of 50-60 percent like what you said.
50-60% digital sales??? Where did you get that from? I would say it's less than 20% of overall sales.
http://www.playstationlifes... https://www.vg247.com/2017/... https://www.eurogamer.net/a... Where are you guys living? Digital sales account for more than physical sales I buy all physical but we can't deny the impact of digital
It was sold out here in KSA. Some shops are selling the game between 70 to 80USD.
Digital sales account for between 15-25% of any individual games sales. Digital revenue tends to make it look like it's more because it includes DLC, MT, subs, etc. 1st link said it's only some games, then extrapolates it's thesis from that. Some games can indeed be higher, but it's not typical across the board in any region. 2nd article extrapolated revenue as actual game sales, which is what I mentioned is wrong with many reports that discuss this, because they don't actually understand the information they're talking about. 3rd article is just a prediction by EA, which has been pushing the narrative that digital is here and now, and somehow everyone is going towards it so everyone should just get on board. However, there is no other reputable analysis firm which will back that information up. Even Ubisoft said that half of it's revenue is from digital, but that includes more than just game sales....which as stated above...is often misconstrued. In any case, Sony tends to announce milestone numbers for successful games so far this gen. I have a feeling we'll hear something soon enough.
Thank you for explaining and for insight information
Well U4 is sitting at almost 12 million copies sold so there is no reason for GOW not to match or even surpass that. Although I disagree with you digital sales figure, I think its closer to about 20 - 25%.
yeah i hope GOW gets to 12-15 million range and puts SSM and GOW series on it's rightful place
God of War is performing as expected, but personally I am more surprised and happy to see that Yakuza 6 charted at Number 3 with the best launch for a Yakuza game. It's great to see the series growth and get the success it deserves. I thought the game would get lost in the tide of God of War.
I too am surprised Yakuza is having its best launch in the UK. Love the series, but haven’t bought it yet cuz GOW. I’ll buy Y6 or Detroit next, but that launch woulda had better numbers still had it not dropped next to Kratos. At least an extra $80 from me, lol.
Kirby did great in the UK. Now Yakuza. Games are roaring nowadays.
Glad yakuza is also getting love.
Not the only good news. "It isn't the only success this week. The new Yakuza title - Yakuza 6: Song of Life - arrived on PS4 and debuts at No.3. It is the biggest launch for a Yakuza game yet. It beat the previous best - 2017's Yakuza Kiwami - by 300 units." Sony Santa Monica has done it - God of War has topped the UK games chart in a busy week for new releases Congratulations SSM and Sony.
Both titles are getting a lot of sales. Which is a good thing. PS4 maybe reach to 80 million units.
I imagine it’s going to be the same deal in all countries. No reason why this game won’t top all other entries by a good margin
Well, people choose a good game. I’m glad to hear that.
Both yakuza 6 and god of war are doing good
We should support companies that provide quality games. I already got a copy of GOW for me and will buy the YAKUSA 6 for my son. He’s a big fan of Kazuma Kiryu.
I must say, the timing of release for GOW is ingenious. In a month of hardly any real competition, and with the amount of hype being generated, it should easily sell a tone of ps4s.
Such great news and the last couple of days I checked two different Wal-Marts and one had two copies left and the other had one. Local GameStop had two copies as well. I'd imagine it'll do great in all countries!
Letting the reviews come a week early was a brilliant move. It showed the team and Sony had total confidence this game was pure quality. And let's face it, it was a risk. The media could have turned on it and claimed it was too different, that it wasn't God of War. But with quality oozing out of every bleeding hole, they backed themselves. And the pay off was huge. The hype unbelievable, and totally justified. It's fantastic and everyone knows it. All the ads, all the posters can now carry 10 out of 10 on them. God of War just went to a new level. It's epic in every way now. Well done Corey. Well done Sony.
With a game getting as hyped up by those playing it, along with all the great reviews, coupled with a big name franchise,I can't imagine that it will go unnoticed by the average gamer. Word of mouth can be a powerful thing. Even Until Dawn, a niche title with limited marketing ended up doing well because of it. So if everyone keeps saying how great the game is, others are going to want to play it. That being said, I'll add my support, and say that despite being a single player game, I've played it about 12 hours so far, and I can say that it feels like I've barely scratched the start of the story, much less the amount side content available.
It's great to see Yakuza gaining popularity in the west.
I also see it moving a few Pros as well. The limited edition is very attractive and I can see fans of the series getting into this if they don't already have a Pro (I do otherwise I'd have got the limited edition for sure). Also this game is a great showcase for how the Pro can enhance the game so I think it'll definitely help shift a bit of hardware. Good news all around. As a long time fan of God of War I never had any doubt this game would be good but it has 100% blown my expectations out of the water. A cracking game and as others have said, really goes to show there is still a market and appetite for single player games.
People who ask why sales figures matter just need to look at God of War. If we stop buying great single player games like this then all we'll get are multiplayer shooters, lootboxes and mobile garbage. Put your money where your mouth is and buy God of War full price ASAP.
As expected. Kratos is slaying all the competition.
Hands down I'm playing it now truly Amazing def up there for GOTY
Kratos just stated it off Last of Us 2 Spider-Man Ghost of Tsushima Days Gone Detroit Become Human Death Stranding FF7 Time Exclusive Blood & TruthVR Dreams XBOX Wdf are you doing
"Single player games don't sell" On this episode of MythBusters!
There's so many great things about this game! Well, except the size of the text. But even the upgrade menu was nicely done with the sound, animation, and color effects. Voice acting even for the side quest souls. Top notch!