God of Warfare Ragnarök sells 5.1m copies in first week

God of Warfare Ragnarök is off to a flying begin, having offered 5.1m copies in its first week – making it formally the fastest-selling first-party PlayStation title to this point.

PlayStation Studios head Herman Hulst shared the news on Twitter, thanking followers and congratulating God of Warfare Ragnarök developer Sony Santa Monica for its “wonderful achievement”.

We already knew God of Warfare Ragnarök was doing the numbers, after all – it set the day-one gross sales report for the franchise right here within the UK – however Hulst’s announcement confirmed it had additionally set a first-week gross sales report for the collection all over the world. By the use of comparability, Ragnarök’s rapid predecessor shifted 3.1m copies in its first three days again in 2018, beating out the earlier report held by God of Warfare 3 in 2010.

Digital Foundry on God of Warfare Ragnarök – PS5 vs PS4 vs PS4 Professional.

If you happen to’re questioning how all this compares to Sony’s different huge franchises, God of Warfare Ragnarök takes the fastest-selling first-party PlayStation recreation mantle from The Final of Us Half 2, which earned the title again in June 2020.

It is a well-deserved success for God of Warfare Ragnarök, which Eurogamer’s Chris Tapsell known as “gargantuan, extreme, and splendidly absurd” in his Really useful evaluation.

Sadly, these hoping for extra Ragnarök after its success might be disenchanted: director Eric Williams not too long ago advised followers he “would not rely on” there being DLC. However not less than there’s nonetheless a Photograph Mode to look ahead to.

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