God of War: Ragnarök, which gamers have been waiting for a long time, debuted on November 9, 2022. The production, which is the continuation of the game that was released in 2018, managed to exceed expectations by garnering great praise from both critics and players in the last two weeks.
A tweet shared by PlayStation on Twitter revealed that the success of the game, which received such good comments, was also reflected in sales. According to the statement, God of War: Ragnarök, which focuses on the epic adventures of Kratos and Atreus, reached 5.1 million sales in its first week.
Congratulations to @SonySantaMonica for making God of War Ragnarök the fastest-selling first party launch game in PlayStation history! 🪓 pic.twitter.com/NPgN6YHRnQ— PlayStation (@PlayStation) November 23, 2022
Sony’s statement also showed that the sales of 5.1 million PS5 and PS4 copies was a record for PlayStation. God of War: Ragnarök has become the fastest-selling first-party launch game in PlayStation history. The game also broke a record in this regard in the God of War series, which entered our lives in 2005.
The announcement shows that the new production surpasses popular PlayStation titles like Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Returnal. In addition, the developer of the game, Santa Monica Studio, thinks that the sequel will one day succeed in getting ahead of 2018’s God of War, which reached 23 million sales earlier this month.
The head of PlayStation Studios, Hermen Hulst, also thanked the fans for the success in a post on Twitter: “Thank you to all the PlayStation fans who made God of War Ragnarok the fastest selling PlayStation Studios game ever, and congratulations to everyone Santa Monica Studio on this amazing achievement ”
Thank you to all the PlayStation fans who made God of War Ragnarok the fastest selling PlayStation Studios game ever, and congratulations to everyone @SonySantaMonica on this amazing achievement #GodofWarRagnarok pic.twitter.com/M3y7Uz2GCz— Hermen Hulst (@hermenhulst) November 23, 2022