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GoWIII smashes series' sales records in UK

Not only did Sony's God of War III shoot straight to the top of the ELSPA GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 this week, it also set a new sales standard for Sony's violent action series.

The game bettered the week-one sales performance of its PS2 predecessor by 2.65-to-1, despite the fact that the PS3 install base is far smaller right now than the PS2's was at the time GoWII was released.

The victory is also a notable one for Sony. In 2009 the platform holder managed just one first party number one, Killzone 2. Yet already in 2010 Sony is enjoying its second chart-topper, following the success of Heavy Rain three weeks ago.

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GR8 13492d ago

This is embarrassing they had to use the PS2 game sales.

davekaos3492d ago

your embarrassing and you FAIL

Wrathman3492d ago

yeah well done GOW3.it is a kick ass game.

but it would be a crime to make this GOTY 2010.

FS its only 6 hours long!!!!!and that sets a dangerous standard IMO for other devs.soon they will think its ok to knock 6 hour games out with no replay value or multiplayer.

bang the diasagree button if you agree

CernaML3492d ago

Wrathman.... you need to STFU. 6 hours long? Really? Either you played on the easiest difficulty or you are flat out LYING. Do you honestly think that God of War 3 is going to make developers feel like they shouldn't put more effort into their games? I wouldn't be surprised if many developers out there would work harder to try and match the quality of God of War 3. It's developers like Infinity Ward that make it seem like they don't have to put any effort into making games for them to sell. Now take your bullsh*t somewhere else.

Oh, that's cute. 'Bang the disagree button if you agree.' Pathetic.

avengers19783492d ago

You do know that the 360 hasn't had a single successful game yet this year. Heavy Rain, and God of War 3 are just the start this year for PS3, but you have to wait and wait for the 360 get going, even though they didn't have crap last year either.
What's funny is Mass Effect 2 hasn't sold 2 million copies and it's a huge success, but when Uncharted 2 Hit 3 million xbots said it was proof playstation fans don't buy games.

bujasem_893492d ago

dude you are pathetic you make it sound like there are companies that have games that remotely rival the quality of GOW3 , and hit the disagree button if you agree thats really cute, how about i hit that big nice red shiny circle with a divider in it ^_^

talltony3492d ago

Lies lies lies, My first playthrough was 9 hours and 51 minutes. Anyone who says its a 8 hour game or a 6 hour game has a confirmed fanboy agenda. Gow 3 is fantastic and the only way fanboys can even try to diss it is by saying its short which is not even true.

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gunnerforlife3492d ago

first week sales Over 1 Million (Y)

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gunnerforlife3492d ago

maybe not in terms of sales.
BUT in everything else it makes it look like a first generation PS2 tittle in every single possible way!!! no my bad that's insulting DMC onimusha, MGS2 etc... lets say PS1 yh.

raztad3492d ago

I CANT believe UC2 didnt top UK charts back in 2009. WoW. Talk about missing out, fellow UK PS3 gamers. Glad GoW3 is doing EPICLY well. Game deserves all the sales it gets.

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Michael-Jackson3492d ago (Edited 3492d ago )

halo sux.

bungie sux.

no 360 only exClusives.

God of War III is King.

Only on and (the most important!!!) only possible on

Triple A Station 3

;-D

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