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'​God Of War': PS4's Fastest Selling Title Earned $131 Million In Opening Month

'​God Of War': PS4's Fastest Selling Title Earned $131 Million In Opening Month

Sony's God of War masterpiece isn't just a brilliant game but an absolute money maker, too.

According to market analysts SuperData, during its launch month the title made a massive $131 million in digital revenue.

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To put this into comparison, the Witcher 3 earned $69 million within its launch month and Uncharted 4 $56 million, respectively.

Sony reports that God of War sold 3.1 million units within three days of release, which grew to five million after the first month. Well played, Kratos.

During an interview with IGN, NPD Group's Mat Piscatella says the fantasy epic has become the fasting selling PS4 title of all time.

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He continued: "I currently project God of War finishing 2018 as the 8th best-selling game in the U.S. market, but a few more months of performance like this and I may have to raise those expectations."

It overtook previous record holder, The Last of Us, and is currently the second highest selling game of 2018, with only multiplatform Far Cry 5 standing in its way.

The company hasn't yet released the games current sales total, but from their first quarter report they suggest GoW and other titles are 'significantly exceeding expectations'.

Thanks to this, Sony's software sales are up 36 percent from this quarter last year. This success is expected to continue, too, as new PS4 exclusive games like Spider-Man are 'receiving strong feedback'.

The PS4 recently broke the 80 million barrier for overall units sold, but only time will tell if their next device, presumably the PS5, can replicate the success Sony achieved with their current console.

Featured Image Credit: Sony

Topics: sony, Technology, PS4, God Of War, Kratos

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

 

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