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.
So the "3.1 million sold in 3 days" really was shipped copies sold to stores and not to customers. Thought so.
regardless.. the numbers still paint a win for Sony with this game. It lived up to the hype and the sales were deservedly so.
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
@Lime123 - which has sold more overall.
Neo 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
@neutral - NPD is NA only
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.
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.
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.
@Neonridr I think Sony gave us the more accurate numbers already. Why would we trust VG Charts over that?
I forgot vgchartz don't do digital sales.
The game came out on a Friday and this only includes retail. The game sold a lot in digital as well.
Super Mario Odyssey's 9 million is shipped, God of War's 5 million is sold.
Sony sell the games to retailers then retailers sells the games to customers, Still sold though.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3.1m in 3 days includes digital. VGchartz doesn't include digital, it's only physical numbers.
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%
"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
2.26M at retail, 0.84M download.. in 3 days. That’s still an incredible feat.
It clearly says first week, not first 3 days.
game came out on a friday so first week consists of 2 days actually
Sorry, you don’t know what you’re talking about.
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.
Edit: double post
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.
2.3 M on retail + 0.85M Download = OMG
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
Gow is a masterpiece. The high number of sales is proof.
I bought this game digitally. VGC doesn’t count those sales in these articles cuz they have no way of knowing
Well deserved. Outstanding game.
So yall listening to vga than Sony themselves okie dokie
VGChartz isn't exactly reliable but it would seem people didn't actually read the article and just posted some hot takes. The chart is for the week ending April 21, 2018. God of War launched on April 20. So these guys are saying the game sold 2.26M physical copies in 2 days. Add in another day of physical sales as well as 3 days of digital sales and you probably get 3.1M in 3 days.
Anyone who has played it knows why it sold this many, it's absolutely fantastic, can't wait for NG+.
Its vgchartz and there numbers r always low
Sony provided official numbers. Why was this approved? LAME.
Its a good game but it doesn't feel like a GOW game. I played through it about half way and stopped simply because it didn't appeal to me like past GOW games did. Seems they made the game more complicated and copied too much from games like tomb raider/the last of us, i'm sure i'm in the minority on this one though.
God of sales
But hardly any in Japan, because they know what actual great games are, such as Zelda and Mario.
i bought digitally, like 99% of my games this gen.
Sony gave official numbers. This is vgchartz which is not official.
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