PSUNI: God of War III sold over one-million copies worldwide just a few days after release, but with the game's US March sales now out, we can finally see how well it has done in comparison to its predecessors.
This game is a beast, very well deserved sales
Playstations exclusives dont sell? Myth confirmed.
I constantly see commercials for God of War III on TV, and they have translated to epic sales for this epic title. On a somewhat-related note, I'm impressed to see how well MLB: The Show did; It sold 349,000 units, which is excellent for a non-Madden-related sports game that is exclusive to the PS3, no less. FFXIII also sold nearly double the amount on PS3, despite constant advertising here in the states from Microsoft, acting as if it's a 360 exclusive game.
as soon as I get my New 60" 120hz sharp hdtv in a couple months, I'm definitely going to Replay this game again!
not day one though, didn't have the money bought it 4 days after it came out, but didn't get to play it 4 days after that lol, i love it just 2 trophies away from getting my 3rd platinum... anyways anyone know how to beat the giant scorpion on titan mode? fyi i did everything legit no glitches to get any trophies
I can't believe how well it sold, very surprised. I fully expected lower sales in comparison to God of War 2. Sony really did a fantastic job with the advertisements. Good for Santa Monica.
the most selling sport game is Fifa.lot's of us in eu buy it.cos u know football is the best. http://kotaku.com/5416530/f...
Yes, but FIFA is not exclusive to the PS3, and right now it's baseball season in the US, so The Show did quite well. Even if it's not the most followed sport by everyone, The Show is a fun game even for those that aren't really into baseball. Though, I've always been more of a soccer fan than most other sports, I have a soft spot for baseball thanks to growing up with it around me.
ps3 exclusives not selling well is getting too old...
Yeah, seriously. Thankfully things are turning around, with games selling a decent amount now, as well as the PS3's install base growing month after month at a decent rate. This isn't 2007 anymore, though some people still like to live in the past...
[email protected] El Jugador Sony fanboys still making recurrence comments? Myth confirmed.- But to be on topic, yes I'm surprised it did that much better than GoW2. I had a lot of fun with GoW 3. I'm kinda upset after I got the Ultimate collection for $100 on day one they are selling it for like $80 NEW at Gamestop. WTF lol @El Jugador Easy, becuz I call out fanboys (which this site is full of)and they cant stand it. I'd rather stay 1 bubble and tell it like it is then have 5-10 bubble and be a babbling fanboy droid.
And you have one bubble why?
i thought you was talking about sale's (which was highest and all that).yer 380,000 is very good.
The only people living in the past are the PS3 fans who keep bringing up that argument. Nobody says PS3 games don't sell anymore, yet PS3 fans keep turning to that argument for ownage when its been dead for years. Only the most delusional 360 fanboy or a complete troll would say that today, so really, people who bring that up are living in the past just as much as those who make that argument. As for PS3 exclusives don't sell, that's the argument 360 fanboys will more commonly make. It's true on some level (don't sell as well as 360 games), but it's just false to think games aren't enjoyed on PS3. Personally, I find that there is much more diversity in PS3 games whereas the 360 crowd is full of Halo and Gears fans. @El Juggador Actually, he's right. Why bring up an argument that was valid from 2007 when nobody uses it today? It's like 360 fans taking every PS3 shooter and saying "haha, it didn't kill Halo". Nobody makes those arguments anymore, it's rather irrelevant. If you disagree, please explain, I'd love to know why. The point we are making is why beat up a dead horse that's beating up another dead horse?
Alpha you make some great points but you constantly stereotype 360 gamers. I love my 360 and I like FPS but I am far from a Gears and Halo head. I like them both and play them but I enjoy everything from a simple XBLA puzzle game to a great RPG or even an RTS and so do the the gamers I will with on XBL.. You don't think the 360 has diversity when it's shown it has more varying genres represented than any of the other systems? More RPGS, RTS, etc.. FPS/Shooters are the most popular genre and it's that way on BOTH systems. Highest selling game on the PS3.. Modern Warfare 2. You want to talk about living in the past, some of that sounds like a PS2 fanboy straight out of the Xbox1 generation. I do agree let's move on and agree the PS3 does sell games and the Xbox 360 is far from just a shooter console like the Xbox1. @N4BmpS: This stereotyping you are doing. So I guess every article I come across here with someone talking UC2 or KZ2(funny both shooters) I guess they do the same? Or does your logic not apply to this?
I would have to agree 100% with what Alpha said(well there are one or two things) anyone who still brings up the argument that PS3 games don't sell are stuck in 2007 or simply the past. By now all PS3 owners with common sense should know that PS3 exclusives do just fine Prime examples are MGS4, Uncharted 2 and GoWIII; now the 360 owners continuously bring up an argument that PS3 titles don't sell as well as their 360 titles, they may be right with some of them. 360 titles are selling like how PS2 titles sold back in the last gen although not as well some of them. Now I want to point out that the only reason why it would seem that Alpha Male is "stereotyping" most 360 owners is because a lot of them make it easy, this is very unfortunate though many may not realize it but the 360 is more than just Halo and Gears of WAR but you wouldn't know that by reading the vain and shallow 360 owners who only play those two games(and they don't even play the campaign, I know such a shame). I know not all 360 owners play the "we have Gears and Halo" card but a good, sad majority do. This doesn't mean I don't respect Halo and Gears but when certain fanatics constantly talk about them like gifts from God it waters down the product credibility at least for those whom haven't played it. I hope that didn't sound retarded or made me sound like a snob. @ GiantEnemyCrab actually yes it does apply to those that talk about U2 and KZ2 but like you(Being a 360owner) there are PS3 owners out there that know that's not all the PS3 has to offer. I'm not stereotyping I'm telling you what I've observed; you know that are games like Fable on the 360, I know there are games like inFAMOUS on the PS3, both are very solid. And since you replied back to me I want to correct you on something PS3's best selling game is still Metal Gear Solid 4.
Ah... what everyone was expecting? God of War 3 is Just So Epic...
Point taken: I wasn't trying to stereotype 360 fans, but I was pointing out that one of the reasons I find PS3 games don't sell as well is because PS3 games are very grouped with fans. Not everyone is an MGS fan, God of War fan, etc. They appeal to very specific groups of PS3 gamers. I tend to find that it is the case with a lot of PS3 games as opposed to 360 gamers where nearly everybody has played or enjoys Gears or Halo. There is NOTHING wrong with that, but that's how I always perceived the PS3. Maybe I'm wrong. Additionally, the 360 sales are superior simply because its the more popular brand here in North America. Anyways, the point was that the only real argument 360 fanboys make is that PS3 games don't sell well as 360 games. That's a fine argument, though somewhat flawed. I find that shooters are the most popular genre on the 360. The PS3 tries with its population of FPS's but they simply don't click like Halo or Gears which leads me to believe that either PS3 fans don't like shooters as much or the games aren't as liked. However, nobody in their rational mind says PS3 has no games. That argument is dead yet PS3 fanboys keep going back to it for ownage as if people still make that argument. PS3 fans are talking to ghosts.
The PS2 Install base argument dies here....
its a bit interesting to see where most 360 fans gaming heads are. its in the shooter genre... just look at Feb top seller for the 360... Bioshock 2, look at the month before, Mass effect 2, shooter/RPG, and look at this months best Selling 360 game, you guessed it, battle field bad coimpany, clearly Sony's console base isn't soo shooter ish, their was a wealth of choice to choose from for both and you see which games sell the most... RPGs wont sell nearly as well as a shooter unless it has guns, IE MASS EFFECT and Fallout 3 so go figure, the stereotype is as prevalent as Ever, the 360 is a console packed and over run with popularity in the shooter genre and these games sell the most and gross the most on the 360. Final Fantasy 13 was way more hyped and anticipated and even went on to be advertised as a 360 exclusive game in the States, and the game was largely ignored on that platform. id say it's the second fastest selling RPG on that platform being Mass effect and Fallout but we know why. The PS3 is simply the console that has too diverse of a fanbase so they will buy various games and the ones that shine are the ones that define what the system is all about. :-)
N4: Well then we are not disagreeing. I am a PS3 owner as well and I never said the PS3 doesn't have a wide variety of games. But I also recognize as a 360 owner that is not just a shooter console and has a wide variety of game types. Where did I say anything to the contrary? Just because I am defending the 360 and using the UC2 and KZ2 games as examples doesn't mean I agree. I am actually using that example to point to how false it truly is. MGS4 is the best selling exclusive but not title. I hate using VGChartz but here is the list I could find without digging deep. http://vgchartz.com/worldto... Alpha: Great post once again. I see where you are coming from and I can agree with your point about Sony gamers having a wide taste in games. No argument there, Playstation is responsible for actually getting some of these genres popular in the first place. I recognize that and I'm glad you recognize that the 360 has more than just shooters, I wish the OP did. Sev: You make some valid points but then I look at a game like Oblivion and how well it did on the 360 or something like Fable or PGR/Forza I just can't agree with you on your assessment. Like I said above look at the top selling PS3 games, they all have guns.
and here's to Sony marketing and advertising their games from now on! granted that GoW3 is a phenomenal game, but without the aggressive marketing by Sony, I don't think it can achieved what it did last month! you hear that Sony??
Alpha Male, great logic there You say "Nobody says PS3 games don't sell anymore, yet PS3 fans keep turning to that argument for ownage when its been dead for years. " And then you add "I was pointing out that one of the reasons I find PS3 games don't sell as well " Thats exactly the kind of rubbish that the PS3 fanboy club derides - and righly so Incidentally, try comparing sales of Heavy Rain to Mass Effect on 360, ratchet to Banjo, MGS4 vs Splinter Cell, FF13 across platforms, or WKC / Demon's Souls to 360 JRPG Or sales for multiplats adjusted for install base The only games that sell 5 million or more on the 360 are brainless, generic and cliched shooters: Gears / Halo
While I never played the first two GOW's (hope to pick up the PS3 bundle when it releases this month), I find it hard to believe they could possibly be better than GOWIII. So having said that, the rise in sales over I and II is well deserved. Good work Sony Santa Monica, hope to see some more great games from you guys this generation!
Just more proof that hype can sell a game...Like every Halo after the second game wasn't enough proof.
360 games sell better... IN THE USA!!! and only when it is a shooter. 360 games don't sell at all in Japan and worse in France and any other place that brings out statistics once in a while! There is no seems, unless you want to generalize based on one part of the whole world! And again, USA is not the whole world!!! Even VGChartz has a 2-1 ratio for PS3-360 game sales. I realize that's not saying much, but they generally favour the 360.
GOW franchise is such an epic sucess!!!
GOW did really well. I wonder it the collection played a part to get new people into the games. I never bought the first two games buy I got the collection and then GOW 3.
..., imo. Not quite sure why. 12
Piracy my friend.
I'm sure since Sony was more focused on the catastrophe that was the PS3 launch that they couldn't give GoW2 the attention it deserved.
Probably because the next generation of consoles were relesed by the time GOW2 was made, so people had their attention diverted.
True. Even I skipped it at first, then played GOW2 this year and couldn't figure out how I waited to play it for so long. 12
there is so many games comepting for you attention plus other factors mentioned by others really ate into GOW2 sales. This is why i always laughed at the idiots that were using its sales plus the PS2 installbase to claim that GOW 3 will flop sales wise. LMAO!!.
God of War III sold over one-million copies worldwide just a few days after release
whos playin it now..LULZ..no 1!! bought,played,finished,traded in. @the glue stiffer below me..last i checked 500,000 people playin MW2 on the ps3 every evening.best selling game on the ps3 to-date..yeah thats rite..have a tissue.your tears are soo sweat,they are sickening me.
Sorry to break it to you, but you need to own a PS3 to play this. Which I highly doubt you do. Again @ the retarded fanboy above me. Why should I care how many people are playing MW2 on PSN? I don't own stock in any of these companies. You most likely don't own anything as your stuff was probably bought by your parents. Also, if you really have a PS3, how about some pictures of it, and a PSN ID that ACTUALLY HAS TROPHIES. And why the hell would I be crying over people enjoying a game? Lol...Guess that's bot logic for you again. Edit: "your tears are soo sweat,they are sickening me." Lol, so you like sweet tears, yet they make you sick? Even more evidence that 360 fanboys are idiots.
yes, right on brother, ps3 users buy good games while 360 users play their halo and modern warfare with the stimulus package
Logic: Goes right for the 360 guy but ignores the original dipsh!t droid who actually started it.. Let's see if that Logic hurts you there fella..
Aside from the fanboyish way he stated it, it was in fact true. GOW3 did sell faster then both of those games. And as I stated in another post, I really don't like 360 fanboys. They treat games that aren't exclusive like they are. They talk about sales like it actually made them money. I highly doubt anyone on this site even owns stock in a single game company. And besides, bots make it a lot easier to use logic against them. Edit: But I do agree with you, the guy at the top is a "dipsh!t". But then again, most fanboys are.
do you ever wonder what the bottom of an avatar shoe looks like?
Chratos man u deserve it for a epic story
the ending was dayum!!!
i wish one day i could make a game half as epic as that.
but how bout the fact that there are more people online now days meaning more troling and hype generated over games by sites and fanboys. I actually bought MW2 coz it was hyped up so badly then traded it back in for Uncharted2 a week later. Yes I know GOW3 is a good game just not my cup of tea.
Sony better be working on GoW IV right now!
Hm, lets have something new.
fact (i hate using that word but in this case, I CAN =3)
PS3 exclusives do sell. The reason why we didnt see this in the beginning of the PS3's life was because: 1.Sony started to sell their system with new IPs. it was about time they started to rely on first party after so many years with the PS1/PS2. New IPs dont tend to sell millions on the first day, that is a rarity. when IPs prove that they have the quality to sell (in graphics, gameplay, story, etc) then it will continue in life to become multi-million sellers. Wait till Uncharted 3, and you will see what I mean if it ever comes out this gen. That franchise has proven itself to be quality and is going to be up there with the GOW Franchise and the Gran Turismo Franchise. 2.The Install Base was small at the time, thus not many games would sell on the console. but as the install base grows, the attachment rate to games rose, this is what happened with MGS4 and other games. They would sell 600,000 on the first month in the US, then it continues to grow via Install Base Growth. expect more multi-million selling games on the PS3 later this year, with GT5. just dont expect it with a New IP like Mod-Nation Racers, it will sell its 2+million, but it will not have epic numbers like GOW.
BTW Sony were smart Making GOW2 on the PS2 instead of releasing it with the PS3 as a launch title. the GOW franchise back at the time, although crowned as an achivement back at the time, still had a lot to prove as an IP, it needed a bit more build up in order to make it what it became today, as the Playstation's Champion franchise. it wasnt known by many PS2 users yet, until GOW2. and it also proved to veteran players of the first game to trust the devs who make it as an amazing franchise. hopefully some of you understand what I am saying.
bu bu bu bu bu teh ps3 exclusives don't sell! TEH SALEZ!!!!!! bots in your face!
that xbox games sell alot more per a mega hit BUT ps3 has alot more games that sell quite a decent amount. Sony knows what it is doing with a broad spectrum of gamesthat cater to a large target.
don't mind him, GiantEnemyGrab is bi-polar one minute he likes the PS3, and then he hates it. probably the only N4G poster that is deserving of a stray jacket.
Oh you mad?? What a powerful comeback. No surprise you are a PS3 zealot, it seems they are the ones that call me names, send me death threat PM's and act like complete arseholes in the comment section to me. What are you on about Pepto? I think I've said at least 3 times today how much I enjoy the PS3. I give props to GOW in this very article and I just don't know what you expect of me? Bought the system, all the peripherals, buy every PS3 exclusive, tell everyone how much I enjoy the system, give it props here all the time. I've literally spent thousands on the PS3. The damn thing YLOD of death on me and I went out and bought another one. Heck many of your fellow Sony soldiers on this site are on my PSN friends list. You nutters won't be happy unless I completely swallow the Sony load and come down on MS like many of you do. There is one thing you need to know right now and something that will never change.. That is I love the 360 and I think it's an excellent system and now I love the PS3 as well. But if either of these companies do something crappy I will call them on it. I've called MS on it and Sony. I will continue to argue the BS points and FUD that is thrown on the 360 daily here. This place is a regular 360 hating paradise and I'm not going to stop battling against that. However, I am trying to correct some of these freaky Xbots as well and I've called stories out that are BS against Sony as well. The commentors here are mostly PS3 so that is why you see me coming down on them more. I go to a PS3 thread and it's no more than 3 360 trolls and by the time I've seen it so many PS3 zealots have replied they don't need any help. Now cut this put it in a text file because I am sick and tired of having to clarify my position here every other week because I'm not saying something you agree with or not in favor of your system. Oh and it's straitjacket if you are going to insult someone spell it right.
Crab, I'm not mad nor am I intimidated by you you're simply a tool. I honestly feel bad for you.
well, that would seem hard just by looking at your name and a gears of war pic, I would think your a xbot which is a no-brainer to call you on. I've only been at N4g for a couple days and i can see your comments are only against sony. Why bash them? Are you on your 5th ps3 console? Are you paying for online that pars with the competitor? I own both consoles but I like sonys strategies better because hey, Im not on my 5th ps3.
Crab sound more and more pathetic
Yay GoW III
god of war 2 should have been a ps3 launch title instead of a ps2 title imo. the game should have sold more, but I also think GOW III has sold not only because it's a great game but because outside of moutain dew themed sodas and 7-11 promo's the game was marketed superbly by Sony.
It's nice to see Sony finally getting some #1 spot action.
I still cant believe how I passed up 1 & 2 (Slaps Myself in The Head) but I am glad that I listened to people on the forums who actually played the game & made my decision to trade in MW2 since I only had $40 left to spend & it was the best move I did. GOW3 blew me away & im almost done beating it on titan mode on my 3rd playthrough, the game is just pure EPIC from beginning to end & what I love most is when my nephews watch me play, they just keep repeating the words, "WHOA" & "COOL" lol. The look on their faces tell it all of how AMAZING this game looks & plays. I get payed tomorrow so u know I gotta buy the GOW Collection & Heavy Rain. Damn I cant wait to play them. GOW3 FTW.
good job. Support the first Party.
enjoyable God of War 3 is. i'm glad that SSM's masterpiece of a game is being played by lots of people, but all that mattered to me was getting it home and experiencing it myself. some of you guys concern yourselves too much with things that have NOTHING to do with your enjoyment of video games. one of my favorite games of all time (Ico), sold TERRIBLY. embarrassingly bad. Beyond Good and Evil, another favorite of mine, also sold terribly. i miss the days when gamers actually discussed and argued about the games they played. i even find the various retarded comparisons between games more interesting than arguing about sales numbers. God of War 3 was a success before it even sold a single unit. it's a quality piece of entertainment, and SSM should be proud of what they've done and accomplished with the PlayStation 3 hardware on their FIRST OUTTING. the game elevates the action genre to a scale none of us thought we'd be seeing with this generation of hardware. it's not a perfect package, but it certainly evolved the God of War franchise in the game play department, and wrapped up Kratos' story rather well, when most companies would rather stretch out the franchise with as many games featuring the star character as possible. i'm glad SSM had the balls to give Kratos a conclusion (even while leaving doors open for, at the least, prequels).
This one definitely got a lot more attention before release than the previous games. That surely helped sales a lot. Glad to see the series is getting more well-deserved love.
what i wanna know if how are the sales of ff13 ps3 compared to xbox. sorry for saying bad words ------------------------------ -------/|\
What is wrong with you people? If you're loyal to one console and hate the other, you're either too poor to afford both, or just some weird autistic and ADHD kid that's going to commit suicide in the coming years.
well BAM!! there it is.
On a somewhat-related note, I'm impressed to see how well MLB: The Show did; It sold 349,000 units, which is excellent for a non-Madden-related sports game that is exclusive to the PS3, no less. ------- i expected big sales for GOW3, but seeing MLB10 up there is a good indicator of how well these Dear Playstation ads are going. In my opinion the MLB10 The Show commercial is more memorable than the GOW3... but hey thats just me. :)
I knew March would the gift and the curse for me. I bought FF13, GOW3, and BF;BC2. I have yet to play GOW3 or BF2 because I cant tear myself away from FF13. I cant wait til I'm done milking chapter 11 for Crystarium Points and Items to increase my weapons and beat FF13 so I can get cracking on GOW3 and BF2 and then May is another heavy month. More than enough games, enough money to buy them, but not enough time. Work, I love you but you are really REALLY getting in the way of my Gaming needs. GO Sony Santa Monica! you guys make me proud to be a resident of Los Angeles XD