God of War Sells an Estimated 2.26 Million Units First Week at Retail

The third-person action adventure game from publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer SIE Santa Monica Studio - God of War - sold 2,260,046 units first week at retail, according to VGChartz estimates.

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Felix_Argyle_Catbro179d ago

So the "3.1 million sold in 3 days" really was shipped copies sold to stores and not to customers. Thought so.

Neonridr179d ago

regardless.. the numbers still paint a win for Sony with this game. It lived up to the hype and the sales were deservedly so.

Lime123179d ago

Super Mario Odyssey - 2 million sold after 3 days
God of War - 3.1 million sold after 3 days

God of War - fastest selling exclusive this gen

Neonridr179d ago

@Lime123 - which has sold more overall.

neutralgamer1992178d ago


No that's not all we have to go by when NPD and Sony have come out to tell us how much it has sold exactly

Stop trying to downplay the sales aspect

TGGJustin179d ago

It's already been stated that the 3.1 was sold to customers. That is including digital as well which isn't included here. Also VGChartz has never been a reliable source for numbers and everyone knows that. They literally just guess at these things.

Neonridr179d ago

unless someone else comes along with more accurate numbers, it's all we sort of have to go by though. I know people like to harp on them and say that they undertrack Sony but overtrack MS, blah blah blah. But unless you can point me to a more reliable source with sales numbers, this is a good starting point at least.

TGGJustin179d ago (Edited 179d ago )

Um I go by what publishers themselves put out not what some people not even in the industry fabricated in their spare time. It has nothing to do with Sony. They literally are off all the time on their numbers compared to what we learn from NPD and other actual sources. That's why VGChartz so often adjusts their numbers later on. They don't know. They just put something out there and then maybe later when NPD or someone else corrects them they go adjust.

Heck they still have Horizon: Zero Dawn at less than 5 million even though it was announced back in March that that game had sold close to 8 million to customers.

PoopsMcGee179d ago


I think Sony gave us the more accurate numbers already. Why would we trust VG Charts over that?

Thatguy-310179d ago

The game came out on a Friday and this only includes retail. The game sold a lot in digital as well.

Lime123179d ago

Super Mario Odyssey's 9 million is shipped, God of War's 5 million is sold.

blackblades179d ago (Edited 179d ago )

Sony sell the games to retailers then retailers sells the games to customers, Still sold though.

TGGJustin178d ago

When Sony announces shipped numbers that is what they sold to retailers. When they say "Sold Through" that means sold to customers. God of War Sold Through 3.1 million in the first 3 days.

firelogic178d ago (Edited 178d ago )

The numbers are for the week ending April 21. The game launched April 20. These numbers are for the first 2 days of physical copies. Add in another day and 3 days of digital sales and you get 3.1M.

Sony is a publicly traded company. They can't just blatantly lie about their sales numbers and hope to get away with it.

Razzer178d ago

So VGChartz put out numbers that coincide with numbers already released. Yep....that is how they work. Their numbers are bullshit. Anyone who believes they actually have a worldwide network that pulls data from retailers across the globe are just fooling themselves. If they had that kind of information then they wouldn’t need ads to keep their shitty site running. Investors and corporations would pay them buttloads for that info. VGChartz is a fraud.

BlaqMagiq1178d ago

Uh you do realize not ALL of those 3.1 million was retail right? You do realize digital sales exists right? Which would mean it sold OVER 3.1 million in its first week.

IamTylerDurden1178d ago

3.1m in 3 days includes digital. VGchartz doesn't include digital, it's only physical numbers.

neutralgamer1992178d ago

What's interesting is the fact those who say digital sales make up for 70% see the actual fact that physical sales account for 65-70%

doggo84176d ago (Edited 176d ago )

"I wish sea of thieves was on ps4"

Lmao and here you're trying to downplay God of war HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA sorry I'm busy dying from the laughter at how horrendous that is

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BeardedDrachen179d ago (Edited 179d ago )

2.26M at retail, 0.84M download.. in 3 days. That’s still an incredible feat.

Felix_Argyle_Catbro179d ago

It clearly says first week, not first 3 days.

Goldby179d ago

game came out on a friday so first week consists of 2 days actually

BeardedDrachen179d ago

Sorry, you don’t know what you’re talking about.

firelogic178d ago

It clearly says WEEK ENDING APRIL 21. That means the numbers are for April 15 - April 21. The game came out on April 20. That means the numbers are for April 20 and April 21. Two days.

firelogic178d ago (Edited 178d ago )

Edit: double post

TGGJustin179d ago

Hater logic "I'd rather believe the made up numbers that VGChartz puts out rather than the actual numbers we get from the Publisher." Makes sense.

XiNatsuDragnel179d ago

2.3 M on retail + 0.85M Download = OMG

Sevir177d ago

They said first week sales... Which is at odds, because Santa Monica Studios said 3 .1 million in 3 days... "Sold through" which translates to 3.1 million owners... VG charts is up to their usual

jhoward585179d ago

Gow is a masterpiece. The high number of sales is proof.

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