The PS4 is stronger than ever while the Switch made more money than the Xbox One at retail this May.
I knew Detroit or demon souls remaster would drop god of war from the number one spot but damn to jump back up to the number one spot again in May is crazy for a god of war game. Congratulations again Cory Barlog and SSM. Well deserved and good to see Detroit still doing well at number 5 especially for the type of game it is.
The_Jackel Cheers was too late to edit my comment to fix it. Yeah I agree.
haha all good. i wont lie, i wish there was a demon souls remaster
I hoped we are in case thst he is the one to correct you.
God of War is selling like it deserves to, extraordinarily well.
So Detroit only needed two days to reach nr 5 on the charts for the entire month? That's very impressive, glad to see the game doing well!
Both of PS4 games are doing pretty well.
state of decay as well, needing 4 days for number 6 is also impressive
@Kribwalker SoD2 is also a multiplat.
Good to see, this should highlight why we need variety in the industry and not just chasing the current fad like Battle Royale.
State of decay did well but isn't it also $30 if I'm not mistaken.
@dialga Yet this chart is physical only, and you can only buy the physical copy on Xbox...... but it’s also on gamepass too, so that makes it even more impressive 😉
@Kribwalker It would be impressive if it was a good game. But the fact that it's selling so well even though it's not shouldn't be something to be impressed by. That just shows how desperate people are for any Xbox exclusives, good or bad.
Krib The fact that SoD2 is selling is more a sign that Xbox is severely lacking in quality content rather than a sign of it being a quality game. It seems to be a technical mess and a very uninspiring sequel, so they say. It's a 67 Open Critic https://opencritic.com/game...
Love this logic. Everybody is saying people only get Xbox games on gamepass. If the game still sells well its because multiplat, yet its not even available physical on PC. Next excuse is the lacking games excuse for it to sell well. Gotta move that goalpost hard eh
Nailhead Like the other side doesn't move the goalpost? The excuse for every Xbox "exclusive" that under performs is that "Microsoft no longer cares about sales, it's all about engagement". Is SoD2 even selling well? Microsoft literally said the same thing about SoT. They said the same "2 million players" stat and said it was breaking multiple sales records. But in reality it sold 202k its first week. I'm interested to see if SoD2 can even outsell the 2 million sales of the original. Instead of vague engagement numbers it'd be nice to see some sales figures.
Honestly Detroit looks like shit to me, I'll pick it up when it's £20. I thought Beyond: Two Souls was awful.
Detroit has received solid reviews and many people call it QD's best game yet. It's been hovering around 80 Metacritic since launch and it has beautiful production value. Your hate is ill advised. Perhaps the Battle Royale genre is more your speed?
that’s my plan. rent or by cheap in 2 months
Well I loved Heavy Rain and i'm happy for the developers but it doesn't seem like my cup of tea. It's just not for me.
God of War is a masterpiece. It surpassed my expectations. Great Job, SSM and Cory Barlog ! And Detroit Become Human, congratulations QD.
I'm so glad it's doing well. That's the way to show them Sony.
Detroit did well for being in the market for only few days to still end up high in monthly charts I think it's safe to assume God of war will at the very least sell 10 plus million and life time sales could even hit 12-15 million
10 million sales is a possibility by the end of this alone, especially seeing how its still so popular on YouTube.
I think it will continue to sell to stay within top 5-10 for next few months. It's already the best selling god of war game of all time
God of War will eat 10 mill, probably 12 lifetime. Detroit will probably sell a few million. If Detroit hits 3 they're good. Regardless, it's nice to see Sony spit out quality exclusives.
It's crazy....regardless of how polarizing reviews are for Quantic Dream games, they still sell well. Gamers speak louder than reviews.
My issue with reviewers is that instead of reviewing the game for what it is they review them for what they want the game to be
But the game got good reviews, it's been hovering around 80 Metacritic since launch.
Traditional reviews are honestly becoming less and less relevant. People nowadays will watch gameplay on Twitch and YouTube and they'll rather listen to likeminded internet personalities than some random guy at IGN or Gamespot who barely plays games.
Seeing such an epic single player experience reap the financial rewards it deserves just makes me happy. It’s pretty hard for me not to be a Sony fanboy when they just keep releasing the types of games I want to play, even when they generally go against market trends. They don’t feel the need to cater to the sheep playing Battle Royale and online shooter type games.
"Sheep" People like you are why others (or even members of the community) call the video game community toxic. People are just playing what they enjoy. If they didn't get actual enjoyment out of it they wouldn't be wasting their time, they would doing, or playing something else. They aren't playing them because that's what the crowd is playing. Hell, God of War is a perfect example. Clearly you don't deem people that play that to be sheep, even though it's quite obvious from the sales numbers that a very large amount of people are playing it. Just because a large amount of people like certain games, enough people in fact that a lot of developers are trying to get their own version of the genre on the market, doesn't make them "sheep" anymore than the people that play the games YOU enjoy.
You're not wrong, but could you be less aggressive in your comments? This is also a toxic behavior of the gamer community.
Dude if you want more peace and less toxic you got to be more relax, vecause for me this all battle royal thing is onether way to milk money from people, since the standerd fps of call of duty and battlefield are not generating as much as they use to.... Rrason people are feed up of shitty games, that is the reason ps4 and nintendo are on top, good and different games for people to choose.... Come on sea of thiefs and state 2 are 2 good exemples that peoplr want way more than that....
This gen has had so many great games.. Might be the best of all time actually.. All the 3rd party, indie, & exclusive options are insane & i love it... GoW was a masterpiece easily
Wow, the fact that it climbed BACK to number one is so awesome!
A highly rated game continues to dominate the charts while there isn't any highly rated games being released. Kudos to God of War.... But, is this really that stunning of news?
For the type of game god of war is, this is huge news. Name me any other hack n slash game on a single platform that has this kind of success sales wise.
There are none. Even among multiplat hack and slash games God of War is still one of the best selling.
It's no longer a hack & slash game anymore. More of an Action-RPG.
Way to downplay the success of a single player exclusive gaming sell g multiplatform games
@NeoGamer232 Do you need more salt for your salty whine?
@NeoGamer232 Apparently you are highly affected and stunned! Go out, take a deep breath and relax, and don't worry, we are used to the lack of "highly rated games" from your platform of choice. It's not Sony's fault to have little competition.
@showtimefolks,@badz149, @russo121 LOL. I have all the consoles, and I love God of War. To me, this just isn't any news. God of War games have always sold well and this one looks to be possibly the best in the series. I don't care about the competition. The only two games that are remotely near God of War are Bayonetta and Devil May Cry. The Bayonetta series is really good and competes well but DMC really needs to improve to get to God of War quality. No denying God of War here. I just look at what has come out lately, and how long we have been since a good hack n slash on consoles and it is not at all surprising that the game is on top of the charts for sales.
How come AAA Blockbuster "exclusive" for Xbox One - State of Decay 2 didn't beat GOW....or Detroit?
@Lime123 Who cares? This is not a thread on Xbox, and my comment was not at all XB related. My comments are saying, "How the heck is this news?". Frankly anyone thinking that one of the exclusive games like God of War which defines PS consoles just as much as Uncharted and GT would not lead sales for a significant time knows absolutely nothing about sales of games. Even ig God of War was in the low 80's it would be selling great. Again, kudos to Sony for the game, I can't wait to play it soon. Will wait for it to go on sale around Xmas and pick it up! I love God of War games.
I think the one other exclusive this year that will surpass GoW will be Spider Man. Can’t wait to see how that does on the charts.
I think GOW has it on lock. Even multiplatform, Spider-man’s never sold like GOW 2018. Superhero movies are gold right now, but the videogames have been more miss than hit. Rocksteady’s Arkhams, that’s the measuring stick for Insomniac’s Spidey. But they’ll need more than Negative man. Conroy and Hamil were a huge asset that Spidey ‘18 doesn’t have. Yet.
If this game turns out as good as it looks, then positive reception and word of mouth could really make a difference. I have never bought a Spider-Man game before but am planning to get this one because it's made by Insomniac and what we have seen looks great.
Marvel has never been as big as they are today, and no Spider Man game has ever had their backing. Combine Marvel’s huge presence in film and the fact that they’re going to be marketing this game, it’s a pretty safe bet that the game will be a massive seller. Let’s not forget that the gameplay video on Marvel’s channel alone has 32 million views. That’s no small number. If it can hold up on the review front, it will for sure be a massive hit on the sales front, Also, I think it’s pretty silly to assume that Mr Negative will be the only villain, just because he’s the only one we’ve seen. I have zero doubts that there will be some characters there to surprise us.
I know they’ll have other villains. I’ve seen Oscorp and Kingpin namedropped. But from a marketing perspective, I can only comment on what I’ve seen. Not what I hope. The buzz is there. More than any of its predecessors, no doubt. But topping GOW sales is next level stuff that will require next level effort. First match Arkham’s antagonists, show me a NYC I haven’t played before. Then you’re in the hunt. I expect quality things from insomniac, but I don’t wanna put pressure on them to sell like a Spartan first time out.
This isn't the same Spider-Man game we're getting. The views on YouTube and Facebook are incredibly viral for a reason. We're on a Superhero high as a society, but more importantly, people see footage of this one and say, "This is Spider-Man done right."
Besides GTA, what game has a long record at number 1 in the UK?
The Last of Us.
CoD as well.
We still dominate the charts boy!
😂 Made me laugh as I read in Kratos voice
Really? So you made the game? How much you make for each sale? I love god of war but never understand someone cheering for a corporation that just wants your money, and every corporation wants that. They can say they are for the consumer but most view us as sheep with wallets. And yes all companies do this.
To me it's just amazing that Switch software sales overtook Xbox software sales in May in the UK, which has traditionally been one of Nintendo's weakest markets, and one of Xbox's strongest.
That made me sit up and take notice as well. I think it's fair to say that MS strategy this gen has not been as successful as they had hoped. I don't know what they need to do to turn it around this gen. Unfortunately for them they still don't have the studios to take them into next gen. If they rely primarily on third party going into next gen, I fear they will make the same mistake again. Compare that with Sony who are already getting their first party studios primed, so they can come out the gate swinging.
@pramath You shouldn't be amazed State of Decay is doing great and it is not a huge franchise like Donkey Kong or God of War. Please stop the downplaying. @Archangel You claim MS Strategy is not successful this gen however you provide no real insight other than your own opinion. Smh.
What did I downplay? I am citing the fact that Nintendo had a larger market share than Microsoft, which the report notes. What are you talking about?
GOW first 2 days - 100k SoD2 first 5 days - 17k
No Arch is right, when there strategy is succesful (that is what you are saying) why is the Xbox not once the best selling console for that month?? Where is the succes?
Nintendo and Sony are the only companies out of the 3 making games. MS is just making consoles. While games like Crackdown and State of Decay look cool, they never come out with some kind of jaw-dropper. It seems like Gears was the one and only time they did that.
Great Job State of Decay 2 coming in 6th place for the whole month while releasing on Gamepass as well. So much for the doom and gloom that gamepass was gonna kill the retail industry
Good job SoD2 !!! Ultimate edition released 18., standard 22., it was half the price and only sold 17k first week. Good job, Microsoft !!!
I know right. A Value game, without a tonne of hype or advertising like detroit had and it was Just one spot below Detroit when also having it free with gamepass, that’s solid. I wonder what had more players playing it. Detroit or state of decay 2?
@ Kribwalker: as I remember it SoD2 was hyped a lot more than Detroit, actually. Also, what is a value game? Detroit had a lot more positive reception than State of Decay 2.
@Nyxus I never saw a single ad for State of decay 2. I have seen plenty for Detroit become human. there has been way more media hype for detroit then there was for SOD2