Sony has revealed that God of Warfare: Ragnarok is the quickest promoting first-party recreation launch in PlayStation historical past.
Revealed in a tweet (beneath), 5.1 million copies of God of Warfare: Ragnarok had been bought throughout its debut week. Because the publish factors out, this naturally means it set a God of Warfare franchise document as properly.
The determine presumably contains each PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 copies, in addition to bodily and digital gross sales, however a number of video games unfold throughout two platforms have come and gone earlier than it with out hitting such a document.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) November 23, 2022
Compared, God of Warfare (2018) handed 23 million copies bought on PlayStation 4 and PC as of November 2022. Again in October 2021, it was reported that the sport bought 19.5 million copies, however its launch on PC pushed it to a brand new viewers.
It was additionally Sony’s largest launch on PC thus far, and it’s actually potential that Sony might convey God of Warfare: Ragnarok to PC and enhance its gross sales there as properly.
Sony Santa Monica put quite a lot of effort into the sport, with even its villains similar to Heimdall, Odin, and Thor given loads of care to make them absolutely realized characters.
In IGN’s God of Warfare Ragnarok evaluation, we mentioned: “Reflecting its core themes, it is the whole lot a sequel must be: respectful of its legendary lineage, however not afraid to take it to thrilling new locations. God of Warfare Ragnarok is an almighty achievement and creates a brand new excessive that makes a lot of its friends look positively mortal by comparability.”
George Yang is a contract author for IGN. He is been writing concerning the trade since 2019 and has labored with different publications similar to Insider, Kotaku, NPR, and Selection.
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