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UK God of War launch is the biggest in the series history

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.

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AspiringProGenji61d ago (Edited 61d ago )

As it should! it is the very best in the series so far! Show your support to this game people! it really deserves it

uptownsoul61d ago (Edited 61d ago )

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)

Cyborgg61d ago (Edited 61d ago )

@Uptown
I know right 😂

ScootaKuH60d ago

No loot boxes, battle royale mode and is 100% single player? It'll never catch on...

DarkVoyager61d ago (Edited 61d ago )

“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!

GaboonViper61d ago

SP games>>>>>>& gt;>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> ;>>>MP games any day.

badz14960d ago

and that was just physical copies. together with digital sales, I wonder how many millions they already sold

cell98960d ago

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

Bastrad60d ago (Edited 60d ago )

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.

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joab77761d ago

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.

rainslacker61d ago

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.

UltraNova60d ago

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!

Obscure_Observer60d ago

@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.

Vizigoth0460d ago

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.

rainslacker60d ago (Edited 60d ago )

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.

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alb189961d ago

Yep, we have to support a great game so the message is clear to the developers.

Forn60d ago

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.

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BeardedDrachen61d ago

Great news. God of War is a powerhouse.

solideagle61d ago

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.

xX-oldboy-Xx61d ago

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.

Dark_Knightmare261d ago

It’s easily doing more than that

SuperSonic9160d ago

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

SuperSonic9161d ago

Every level in this game is screaming high quality and brand new!

badz14960d ago

some other camp is just proud to have old games in 4K

Vizigoth0460d ago

@badz149

Lol. True. But stay classy my friend. We know what we got and that'll tied us over for some time now.

GaboonViper61d ago

Well done SSM, SP games are alive and well thanks to Sony and PS4.

meganick61d ago

Props to Nintendo as well for keeping compelling single player games relevant.

GaboonViper61d ago

Agree, both deserve respect.

Bathyj61d ago

I'm not really into Nintendo these days but I agree completely. At least they do their own thing, not scream me too.

ArchangelMike61d ago

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.

blackblades61d ago

It broke records before a week even started.

UCForce61d ago

You can say the game is something special for everyone.

rainslacker61d ago

Will only be two days of sales. Released Friday and Saturday is the last day of the week for UK numbers counting.

showtimefolks61d ago (Edited 61d ago )

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

gamerzero61d ago (Edited 61d ago )

"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.

showtimefolks61d ago

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

gamerzero61d ago (Edited 61d ago )

@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.

AnubisG61d ago

50-60% digital sales??? Where did you get that from? I would say it's less than 20% of overall sales.

showtimefolks61d ago

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

michellelynn097661d ago ShowReplies(2)
jorellpogi61d ago

It was sold out here in KSA. Some shops are selling the game between 70 to 80USD.

rainslacker61d ago (Edited 61d ago )

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.

showtimefolks60d ago

Thank you for explaining and for insight information

Inzo60d ago

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%.

showtimefolks60d ago

yeah i hope GOW gets to 12-15 million range and puts SSM and GOW series on it's rightful place

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