3.1 million units of God of War sold in first three days
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It seems PlayStation 4 owners have been snapping up copies of God of War as soon as it hits the shelves. An incredible 3.1 million units have been sold in just three days, making it the fastest-selling PS4 exclusive yet. The previous record holder, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, sold an impressive 2.7 million units. However, this was within seven days of its release, whereas God of War’s massive sales have been achieved in just three days. Uncharted 4 went on to amass sales of over 8.7 million units, so it will be interesting to see if God of War can top that figure, too.
God of War has been receiving a flood of positive reviews since its release and currently has a score of 94 on Metacritic. Critics have praised the graphics, story, combat system, and the emotional depth of the title, with the demigod Kratos spending some quality time (i.e. monster bashing) with his son, Atreus.
The first God of War title came out in 2005 and the latest game is the eighth installment in the series. The head of Santa Monica Studio, Shannon Studstill, had this to say about God of War’s success:
I would like to personally thank the millions of fans around the world who decided to embark on Kratos’ latest adventure with us. Your support is truly inspiring, and it’s a reason why we push ourselves every day to go beyond the boundaries of play.