Preliminary data is in and God of War III looks to outperform its predecessor by 20-30% in the Americas
VG Chartz has just adjusted the sales to 550,000 units !!!!!!!
Lets wait for real numbers.
From whom? From VGchartz? LOL WHEN they tell us who or what is their source, then i will pay attention, until then, this is like listening to Pachter. Just speculation. I'll wait for NPDs, thx
@TOO PAWNED Just out of curiosity, do you know what sources NPD uses specifically?
"lets wait"? Until what? Whether the actual day one numbers are 400,000 or 500,000 (there is a margin of error obviously since they are preliminary) does it really matter? The game is a hit.
End of the semester and there's so much work I should be doing but I can't go another day w/o playing this one. NPDs should be interesting.
VgChartz get their numbers from various stores and based on these results estimate the total sales. In other words they do exactly what NPD does just with less hard numbers. As a result there is a greater margin of error. Its on the site. These numbers will be relatively close ballpark numbers.
Love this game, glad it is being enjoyed by so many gamers out there. It also means Aphrodite got A LOT of sex this past week.
that is the ONLY number that matters to me! KRATOS I am coming my master! There will be CHAOS at Boody's house today! I'm such a dork I am cleaning up my gameroom as I am typing this just to prepare for his Epicness!
Picked up the game yesterday night. I must say.. the game exceed all my expectations. I've played the GOW3 E3 demo over 40 times, but when that part came, it seemed totally fresh. I can't believe how far out then went to create a demo for it! On Ch. 6 atm.. 4 more to go (including 6.. i'm just at the beginign!)
i was apart of those 450,000 day 1 sells :D
they report the same numbers for pre-orders...this is fail...
GOD OF WAR 3 is simply AMAZING, this Game needs to Sell millions, no cuz of "da salez", just because More People MUST Enjoy it...
oh so now VG Chartz is not reliable again? omg
You questioned VGChartz! This will inevitably result in Braineater and BMW69 riding your @$$! Vice and Prez of the VGCDF or the same dude with two accounts! VGChartz are the only articles you see these guys in! Please stop, you're obviously the site owners so you're biased on a whole other level! Companies pay for NPD sales results because it is legitimate, they do not survive by hits and N4G!
This game deserves it, its truly epic and shows off why the PS3 is the most powerfull console this gen. and lol at the VG chartz hate, you guys are so cliché and predictable. Give it a rest and go create your own Sales Chart site if you guys hate them so much.
I like the game so far so i dont give a damn fnck if other 449,000 clients bought this game. Instead of paying attention of how many units a game sell why not pay attention to your opinion about the game? Is your opinion influenced by others? You be the judge of the games you play instead of coming here to n4g and other places to believe all the hype they put in their comments. THE GAME IS NOT A PURE 10 in my opinion but if i believe what some biased gamers here say... Ninja Gaiden in my opinion is more challenging than this.
I always wonder why PS3 owners are less reluctant to buy exclusive games the way 360 fans are. Especially the big titles like God of War 3 and Uncharted 2. I would have expected an easy 1 million for both just in the U.S. for the first week, but it just never gets there, or in the case of GoW will likely barely get there.
@ cgoodno Be patient. PS3 games have legs. That's what I read on N4G anyway.
lol the same people praising ps3 sales numbers based on vgcharts numbers are now calling them unreliable. epic facepalm
Pretty poor figures but then only 4 million bought the previous games and that was with a 120 million user base. I predict 2 million lifetime sales for this, what a disaster.
we already knew this game was going to be a huge hit. :)
Wow!! How I hate the fandoys! What's the problem with 450,000 sold? First day! Mass effect 2 sold 572,000 in 6 days!! And xbox has sold more consoles in the us, then the Ps3!! So what's the problem? Ps. Idiots took my damn bubbles!!!
The only thing I don't like about God of War 3 is the Bare Hands challenge. So utterly frustrating. The other challenges were easy peasy though. But hey... 450k on day 1 isn't that bad for a ps3 game. From what I gather this generation, PS3 games sell big numbers over the long term. It's probably because there's a lot of variety for PS3 owners to pick from. Thinking about it as a PS3 owner, from January to March this year we've had several multiplat games and exclusive ones to decide from. MAG, White Knight, Heavy Rain, Final Fantasy, Dante's, GoW3, Bayonetta, SO4, Yakuza, Resonance of Fate, Bad Company, and many others. That's a lot of variety in games in just three months time. And if you're primarily into blu-rays, there were Astro Boy, Princess Frog, Star Trek, Evangelion, Halo Legends, Zombieland, Bourne trilogy, and much much more. Taking that into consideration, if you're a gamer and enjoy your blu-rays, you're probably putting a lot of $ into these variety of games and movies over the lifetime of your ps3. Putting it into a general perspective, I would assume not all ps3 owners bunch up on day one to purchase one single game. They've got money in their wallets but they also got variety. GoW3 may not be day one for some folks, but may end up on their shelf down the line, and it applies to the many other games and blu-rays available.
I was never sure if God of War 3 would outsell previous GoW titles looking at how much smaller the PS3 fanbase is compared to the PS2 fanbase. Very impressed and happy to see this game doing so well. Who ever said Sony fans don't buy games?
Look, you live under your bridge or wherever it is you decide to hide yourself away, but the facts don't lie. Microsoft's exclusives, on average, sell much better than PS3 exclusives, even over the long run. In fact, Sony puts out almost twice as many exclusive titles on the PS3, meaning more money spent on producing games, and barely equals up to the number of exclusive titles sold on the 360. There is of course something to be said for the large FPS audience on the Xbox 360, but that's not a good enough excuse to prove the point when you have other titles like Mass Effect, Fable, and Forza performing above average as well. There's obviously an issue with attach rate on the PS3 when it comes to titles and keeping up the facade that Sony titles have legs isn't going to stop 360 titles from selling better. What is going to be said when the next Halo, Mass Effect, Fable, and Gears of War titles are released? Do PS3 titles still have good enough legs when Microsoft is making millions in a month on these titles? Or, is Sony throwing away more money than necessary in the end? I say this as a person who owns both but buys only for his PS3. But, you can't look at the tremendous sales of 360 titles overall and think that PS3's excuse of selling over time is really holding up as a real argument anymore. I'm very happy to see the potential for GoW3 sales, but it can't stop there if Sony is to truly have any chance of overtaking Microsoft in the world market, let alone in North America and the UK.
Look how many people bought the collection because they missed out on 1 and 2. Gow 2 + collection = GoW3 lifetime sales! Was really surprising how many people missed GOW series on this site alone!
@cgoodno Well I didn't disagree with you and I just read your comments anyway. I think part of the big reason why MS exclusives sell really well is because of the marketing. Now marketing includes many different things such as cover art, packaging, bonuses, radio, tv, magazine, billboards. Microsoft has an excellent team over at marketing and it's something they excel very well in. Sony for the most part has always been in engineering and electronics. That's something Sony is good at and have been doing for many years. We can't really expect them to suddenly have a superb marketing team in their disposal overnight. You brought up several games and one in particular, Mass Effect, piqued my interest. From what I recall the first game did very well though not big in numbers (or day-one numbers to be exact). I reserved that game because I was a big Bioware fan. One complaint I had about the game was the gameplay. It wasn't intuitive and definitely not similar to my beloved Baldur's Gate nor was it anything like Kotor. Now look at Mass Effect 2. Look at the cover art. Compare it to ME1. Compare the style of ME2 gameplay, characters, storyline, and marketing. ME2 looked like a beefed up, epic, badass, guns-blazing upgrade to ME1. Look at the cover of ME2. It has guns on it. Look at the cover of ME1. It looks obscure. Look at the tv advert to ME2 and you'll see Shepherd busting out a missle launcher while Thane works his biotics and Grunt appears oblivious to gun fire. It definitely looks much more interesting than ME1's tv advert. And for those unaware of ME1, they would immediately assume ME2 is an fps or action game. Actually, it's not much like an RPG anymore and its gameplay feels like an FPS but not quite. Still, despite ME2 deviating from its genre, I still loved it very much. But going back to point, MS has an exceptional marketing team. They can sell games. Sony? Slurpee cups don't tell me much of what that man in the cup is, especially when Kratos isn't an iconic figure or console mascot to the average Jane or Joe. Master Chief on a Slurpee cup on the other hand, it doesn't take a gamer to know he's an iconic figure related to Xbox and video games.
Reread the article guys. More preliminary data has come in. It's looking more like 550k now.
You people are so quick to call me a fanboy.. 5hours later, its up 100k. Its like you all forgot what preliminary means. So like I said, lets wait... Feels good to be right so much :P
"Be patient. PS3 games have legs. That's what I read on N4G anyway." LOL. Yeah, we shouldn't take VGchartz numbers seriously. Edit: @Sparta76 The thing is I'm still playing Mass Effect 2.
is a great game but im gonna wait till real numbers not just some made up crap
I think its the biggest first day sales for the franchise.
"total worldwide sales for the week should be around one million copies - more than other recent PS3 blockbusters like Uncharted 2, Heavy Rain, MAG and Final Fantasy XIII" Wow o_0 Should easily cross 4 million sold LTD.
I don't know about that. GOW is very very front loaded sales type of game. Although i hope it sell even more then 5 million.
I think it will; PS3 exclusives always have good legs. Uncharted 2 had a weaker opening than GOW III and that's past 3.5 million.
Uncharted 2 also came out right before the holidays which obviously makes a huge difference...
I'm thinking either it will pass 5 million or it will sell around 4.8 million either way it's going to blow past it's predecessors. I'm thinking heavy word of mouth is going to pick up on this one. I believe these numbers are pretty much valid.
...so sales for me are a moot point now :)
Lets wait for real numbers. It has been updated to 555,000 on VGChartz you xbotz.
This is too funny!! Ps3 fangirls always say sells dont matter and now their all hyped up about their crap selling game!!! 550,000 copies, please! "Call Halo 3 ODST DLC, that it got low review scores, and judge its graphics all you guys want, but it still managed to sell 2 million copies day one." No PS3 exclusive has ever done that. And trust me, sales matter, so stop with that BS saying they dont! It matters to developers, because its more money to them, which motivates them to make their game even better next time around!
But sales have never assured a game of being "the best". In fact Mass Effect 2 has only sold around 1.5-.7 million, extremely undeserving numbers for a game that great so while I agree that sales matter they don't to the extent you are insinuating. But then again the ONLY reason you sa this is not because you don't like GoW nor the PS3 for that matter is the fact that you won't let yourself like them but the question I interest myself in is why? I mean I hate the disc scratching on my 360 but I don't hate the 360 infact I love that console because much like my PS3 it has great games and to me that makes up 95% of the purpose of all consoles, the rest is extra but hardly defines the experience, If you like shooters and think any other game type is a sissy title maybe the 360 is for you but if not then why hate?
wow...so possible 2 mil week one world wide? just guessing...that would be insane for a PS3 exclusive...they sell well but this is a new record =O
No doubt here in Hong Kong was ALL sold out on Day one and two and three.....! -End statement
Hahahahahha lol as possible as i am sitting here by my computer struggling to type with overcome laughter as i can be first to say FLOP Confirmed.
get a LIFE
"total worldwide sales for the week should be around one million copies - more than other recent PS3 blockbusters like Uncharted 2, Heavy Rain, MAG and Final Fantasy XIII" Its doing better than other great games including UC2 which was GOTY something xbox exclusives do not receive.
People are laughing at how feeble you are. Does that actually make you happy? I can't think why else you would continually display such low intelligence in public.
The worst thing is that someone actually agreed with him. I predict this will sell at least as much day one in Europe.
No tobebech, The worst thing is people giving him 12+ dissagrees and actually responding to him. Doing that makes the troll win. You guys do undertand that right?
Not really, no. If that is indeed how he gets his jollies then it paints him as an even bigger idiot, ergo he's "won" nothing. Edit at below. If making himself look a complete and utter ignoramous in the eyes of the world is the 'attention' he seeks, then I'm more than happy to give it to him! If enough people do it, maybe (just maybe) he'll realise what a fool he's making of himself. Reply or ignore, he thinks he's hilarious and has "won" no matter what.
he has won your attention, that is all a troll wants. You new to the internet or something?
edit for below? You have 9 bubbles for crying out loud.....
and my last bubble, just to remind you that giving him attention is all he wants. Maybe, just maybe, you guys taking him seriously and actually giving him attention is the real joke here.
No, the REAL joke is the fact that you are defending his actions and lashing out at the people that disagree with him. There should be no reason to defend GR81 since you claim he is just looking for attention unless it happens to be one of your multiple accounts.
he has one bubble for a reason!
But but teh GOW3 will destroy Galo in sales
i gave him an agree. you see when npd is released the same sony fanboys in here, will claim how america doesn't equal the world and sh1t like that. they will also say who cares america sells numbers don't count and blah blah. so if sells in america do not count then in sony fanboy's eyes, then they don't count now. kinda like how ign is only credible if they score a pc/360 game a 7.5, but if they score a ps3 exclusive an 8.5 then they are biased. same principle, different subject. if they aren't credible then they shouldn't be credible anytime, right? hahahhahaha just showing the BS logic with you guys that ruined n4g is all. your title- the ps3 fangirls
But you agreed that a game that sold 450k units day one is a flop? But yeah, we got some really really stupid fanboys inside here from every platform.
You really need a punche in your green face.
go kill ur self bot
I still have to wait for my copy!!
It will do about 800K, and about 1.5 Worlwide by E3 GOW3 will have sold 3.5 Million, over the years end it will do about 5 Million+ becoming the best selling game only to be dethrone by GT5.
You must mean best selling PS3 game right?
many Exclusive Million plus selling games there will be by the end of this year, it seems the momentum from UC2 carried over to MAG, HR, & GOW3 are any idication, if Sony really pumps Modnation Racers they could see another Million copy seller worldwide. Because I'm sure GT5 will by far be the biggest boost in sales for both games and consoles. As far VGChartz, I've never personally spoke ill of them but even if they are off 400 to 500,000 copies sold day 1 is impressive.
Sounds great but ill wait to see what NPD has for numbers in the next couple months. I still have to beat my GOW collection before getting this. I just got to the temple of Pandora in GOW I too lol. Ill hunker down this weekend i think!