There is only one king this generation and the name of the one at the top of the mountain is no other than Sony.
Sony has dominated this console cycle through a capable console but, more importantly, through a powerful and diverse first party line up of exclusives that have all received either accolades or critical acclaim, sometimes even both, and the most recent example of such a feat is no other than the recently released God Of War from Santa Monica Studios.
God Of War on the PlayStation 4 has now become the consoles fastest selling title on the platform with its impressive 3.1 million units sold in 3 days. That’s right, 3 days and 3.1 million copies.
It took them that weekend you went to see your grandparents to get Kratos to kill gods across 3.1 million consoles. Impressive, aye? The following is a statement from the studio:
To put things in perspective, Uncharted 4 was the fastest selling PS4 exclusive at 2.7 million copies in 2016. Last year’s spectacular Horizon: Zero Dawn sold 2.6 million in its first couple of days.
Zelda: Breath Of The Wild managed to break the 3 million mark in similar timing but it had the benefit of being on two consoles where as God Of War only needed one.
From the poorly received God Of War: Ascension and to almost losing the studio, this is great news for this amazing studio and hopefully gets them working quickly on the follow up. It also shows the power single player games have without any need of microtransactions or hidden pay barriers of any kind.
More importantly, what did you think about God Of War? For those of you who haven’t picked up the game yet… Why? Let us know.